Slow Cooker Barbecue Chuck Roast Sandwiches

Easy hosting, make Slow Cooker Barbecue Chuck Roast Sandwiches for a casual gathering. Serve with coleslaw and other summer salads!

Friends, just relax! Come up with a menu that works for you, get a date on the calendar, and host a small dinner, serving these Slow Cooker Barbecue Chuck Roast Sandwiches.

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chuck Roast Sandwiches

In this recipe, tangy, savory, and warm flavors mingle for hours to give you a crowd-pleasing result.

Delicious with a fresh summer coleslaw with fresh corn!

Be the first to invite!

Be the one to initiate an invite, Friends!

It’s hard to be the first one to stick our necks out and do it, but we can do it!

It’s easy to reciprocate, if someone else goes first. Right? Have you ever noticed that?

You meet new people, invite them over, and most of the time (but not always), you get a dinner invite back. A great way to get to know people, it’s how friendships are born.

Barbecue Chuck Roast Sandwiches

This Slow Cooker Barbecue Chuck Roast Sandwiches recipe is delicious for company, or it’s scrumptious for Sunday supper!

We don’t always have people over on Sunday, but when we do, we love it.

I really do try to relax and not stress about the menu, whether we’re having hot dogs, Sloppy Joes (or this Thai Sloppy Joes recipe), or an easy Slow Cooker Barbecue Chuck Roast (which I love because you can get it cooking early – check!)

Again, we don’t host to get an invite. But it’s a nice surprise when we do. I can think of several friendships we’ve established over here in our new town (that we moved to 3 years ago), where we hosted and never got an invite back. Which is fine, but it does make you wonder.

Did they like us?

Just being honest here.

I quickly take those thoughts though and use them for good. I think about a few more people we can invite over and I let those thoughts go …

It’s not good to hang on to hurt feelings.

Oh, and remember. Even if it’s not a good season to host in your home, you can always say, hey, do you want to meet at our favorite restaurant for a quick bite to eat? You can take hospitality with you wherever you go!

Time to start “going first,” being the one to have people in.

We’ve got the Slow Cooker Barbecue Chuck Roast in the crock pot!

Make this Mango Cucumber Summer Slaw or serve with your favorite summer salads!

It’s so nice when it happens!

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Chuck Roast Sandwiches

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: beef sandwiches, crock pot beef, slow cooker beef
Servings: 8


  • 1 small sweet onion roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup fruit preserves
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons ground pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 (2-3lboneless beef chuck roast trimmed and cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

How to serve

  • Hamburger or ciabatta buns
  • Coleslaw
  • Fresh cilantro


  • In a medium bowl, mix together barbecue sauce, ketchup, jam, pepper, garlic powder, and water. Set aside.
  • Heat a skillet on high with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Salt your meat, then sear it in the pan, about 2 minutes each side, or until richly browned. Remove form pan and set aside after searing.
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil and diced onions to the pan. Cook on medium low heat until translucent, about 6 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and spread on bottom of slow cooker.
  • Place the meat in the cooker and smother with the barbecue sauce mixture. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  • When meat is tender enough, shred with a fork, then return back to the cooker for an additional hour or so.
  • Serve hot on toasted buns with coleslaw or other favorite summer side dishes.

more recipes: Barbecue Beef Tater Tot Casserole and Lazy Day Barbecue Beef Brisket.

3 comments on “Slow Cooker Barbecue Chuck Roast Sandwiches”

  1. Your recipe calls for 1/2 cup fruit jam. Can you be more specific? Which flavor did you use in this recipe? Thanks.

  2. This recipe looks delicious! You’ve inspired me to invite more new friends for a meal- and this looks like a great one to try. 
    Thank you! 

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