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Slow Cooked Pulled BBQ Beef

Farah Abumaizar
Easy set it and forget it meal, slow cooked shredded  beef in a healthy homemade BBQ sauce. Perfect for making sandwiches with.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 400 kcal


  • 1.5 kg boneless beef chuck roast (around 3 lb)
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 carton tomato paste (6oz/ 180g)
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 11/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar optional
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano, dried
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 heaped tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Slice the onions and place on the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Cut beef roast into 3 large chunks, and transfer to the slow cooker with the onions.
  • Mix together all the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl until well combine and pour over beef and onions. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat shreds easily.
  • Remove from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks, then return and toss with thes sauce and onions.


Adapted from the Real Food Dietitians
  • To make your own chili powder, mix together 2 tablespoons of paprika, 2 teaspoons oregano,  1 1/2 teaspoon cumin,  1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, 3/4 teaspoons onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Above recipe is from www.allrecipes.com
Keyword beef, slow cooker, healthy, bbq