[pictures updated June 9, 2016)
It’s that time of a year when BBQ sauce becomes a weekly and sometimes daily ingredient in summer cooking. I have been eating this sandwich since I was a little girl. My mom made BBQ sandwiches all the time because they were always good and easy.
I typically make them during the weeknight when I’m not in the mood to really cook, or if I have plans because the slow cooker does all the work for me. Gotta love those crock pots!
This is what it looks like at 8am. You have your roast, salt, pepper, olive oil, onions and garlic. No need to do much chopping here. The onion and garlic slowly cook with the meet adding so much flavor.
And this is what it looks like at 5pm!!! Don’t underestimate those onions and garlic now – they are delish! Vin actually adds them to his sandwich.
Shred and add BBQ sauce and some of the cooking juice. The juice adds an additional layer of flavor but also keeps the meat m.o.i.s.t.
I like to make a simple cole slaw to put on top, but you don’t have to…these are amazing with just the meat and the bun – simple yet so flavorful!
I’ve probably consumed over 1,000 of these by now.
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- 1 boneless beef chuck roast (1.5-2 pounds)
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 white onion, cut into chunks
- 4 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1½ cups BBQ Sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's)
- 11/2 cups slaw
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon celery salt
- 2 dashes paprika
- Pepper to taste
- Season the roast with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil making sure all sides are covered and seasoned. Add additional salt and pepper depending on the size of your roast. Place in slow cooker and add onion and garlic. Cook on low for 8 hours until tender. Meat should fall apart.
- Remove roast and shred, discarding any fat. Add BBQ sauce and about ¼ cup of the juice from the slow cooker and mix. Add more juice if desired.
- To make the broccoli slaw, mix the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste and add any additional seasonings (some prefer a more sweet or tart dressing). Add dressing to slaw and mix.
- Assemble sandwiches (adding the onion and garlic if you want) and finally top with slaw.
Source: Stuck on Sweet