Arm Roast Sloppy Joes

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by Smoky Okie

This is a classic what some might call BBQ sandwiches. While true BBQ afficianados will certainly deny it the term BBQ, it's sweet tomatoey , beefy tang is always an easy crowd pleaser. Besides being delicious on a bun, it's a wonderful topper for baked potatoes.

Top Review by Cook4_6

I prepared this earlier in the week using a 3 pound arm roast, and reducing the sauce ingredients in 1/2. I added 1 cup of water for the first simmer stage, and then let it boil down while I pulled the beef apart. Because of the size of the roast, I did not have to cook this extra. At the end of the process, I let it cool a bit on the stovetop and then stored it overnight in the refrigerator. The next evening I heated it up for dinner and it was fantastic! What a great alternative to traditional sloppy joes. My eldest ate them the same way she usually eats sloppy's ... mustard, pickle and cheese. Quite yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In hot Dutch oven, brown arm roast in oil.
  2. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours adding water if necessary (if lid fits well, adding water shouldn't be necessary).
  3. Add onion and garlic and continue simmering for 1 hour, oruntil beef is fork tender.
  4. With two forks, break meat into coarse shreds and chunks.
  5. Add remaining ingredients, bring back to a simmer.
  6. Cover and simmer 1 hour.
  7. Grill lightly buttered hamburger buns and pile on the meat.

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