Braised BBQ Beef Sandwich
Braised BBQ Beef Sandwich

Chuck Roast, slow cooked over low heat in a pot roast with barbecue sauce, then shredded and served over sandwich buns. Great for big parties.

My mother grew up in a house where entertainment was constant. My nana was something of a social bee and even I remember that every night was a party night when I came to visit in the summer as a kid.

Mom and Dad were reminiscing about one of my grandmother’s favorite recipes the other day, her pulled beef simmered in BBQ sauce. Mom remembers that Nana once fed this dish to 80 people in her small adobe house in Tucson.

You can either make your own BBQ sauce for this recipe (my favorite is this Bourbon BBQ Sauce) or just use your favorite sauce from the jar.

Braised BBQ Beef Sandwich

preparation time
5 minutes

cooking time
3 hrs 30 mins

total time
3 hrs 35 mins

12 rolls


  • 1 (3 pounds) fry fryrinsed and dried

  • 2 Middle onionschopped

  • 1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes (preferably plum tomatoes)

  • 1 (18-ounce) bottle your favorite barbecue sauce (or 2 1/4 cups of your favorite homemade barbecue sauce)

  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper

  • 12 bun or Hamburger buns


  1. Prepare sauce with onions, tomatoes, BBQ sauce:

    In a large, heavy saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and roughly chop them in the saucepan. Add the barbecue sauce, increase the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Add the roast beef, simmer on a low flame for 3 hours:

    Add the roast beef. Simmer on low, cover and cook slowly until meat is very tender, stirring occasionally, about 3 hours.

  3. Cut the meat into small pieces:

    Take the meat out of the pot. Using a fork and knife, divide the roast into small pieces. Put aside.

  4. Reduce liquid in sauce:

    Increase the heat in the saucepan to medium/medium-high, uncover and reduce the liquid until thick. Stir frequently to prevent burning.

  5. Put the meat back in the sauce:

    Return the meat to the liquid in the pan. Heat both thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper.

    Serve on buns.


Pulled pork sandwich here on Simply Recipes

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Vietnamese Pulled Pork Sandwich from Sunday Nite Dinner

More BBQ sauce ideas on Simply Recipes

nutritional information (per serving)
498 calories
21g Fat
44g carbohydrates
34g protein
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