Slow Cooker Chuck Roast Barbecue

READY IN: 6hrs 15mins
Recipe by ewells

I found this in my Southern Living Ultimate Quick and Easy cookbook and made it last night for the first time. This one's definitely a "keeper," as my husband puts it. Even our notoriously picky 3 year old loved it, if that tells you anything!

Top Review by dpsarge

A hit with my always ravenous teenage sons. One of my boys isn't a huge fan of 'chunky onions' so I cooked them down a bit before putting them in the bottom of the slow cooker. Once done cooking I then ran the onions through the food processor and added them to the BBQ sauce mixture before adding the shredded beef back to the pot. I also increased the BBQ sauce to 3/4 cup. The recipe says 'Serves 6' but in a three person household with two teenage boys we barely had enough leftovers for Dad to have one sandwich for lunch the next day!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop onions and place in bottom of 4 quart slow cooker.
  2. Trim all visible fat off of roast, cut in half to ensure even cooking, and place on top of onions.
  3. Mix cola, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and minced garlic.
  4. Reserve 1/2 cup for use later, and pour the rest over the meat.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or on low for 10 hours.
  6. When meat is done cooking and is very tender, remove meat and onions from the slow cooker with a slotted spoon.
  7. Discard cooking liquid in slow cooker.
  8. Add reserved sauce mixture and 1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce to slow cooker and cook uncovered on high for 10 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, shred roast with two forks.
  10. When sauce is finished, return shredded beef and onions to slow cooker, stir well, cover, and cook until heated through--about 10 minutes on high.

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