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Shredded Beef Brisket in the Crock-Pot (BBQ Beef Sandwiches)

Posted By Dorothy Reinhold On July 18, 2011 @ 6:02 am In Beef,Meat,Sandwiches,Slow Cooker | 23 Comments

Recipe: Shredded Beef Brisket in the Crock-Pot (BBQ Beef Sandwiches)


  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced into half moons
  • 1 piece boneless, flat cut beef brisket, visible fat trimmed off (1 1/2-2-ish pounds?)
  • Barbecue sauce


  1. Spray the inside of the crock with nonstick spray. Toss in the onion slices. Lay the beef on top of the onions. Set it on high and walk away for 6-8 hours; resist the urge to open the lid and check on it, because you will let out a lot of heat and it will take additional time to come back up to temperature.
  2. It might be done before that…I forgot about it until 8 hours. Test the beef to see if it shreds (use two forks and try to pull it apart. If it comes apart easily, it’s done. If you feel like you are fighting with it, let it cook another hour or longer; then test again.
  3. Let meat cool. When cool, completely shred with two forks or your hands (I prefer hand method) and add barbecue sauce, stirring until it is the consistency you like. Store in the refrigerator in a covered container.
  4. When ready to serve, reheat in the microwave, and portion onto toasted buns. Eat and enjoy!

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 6-7 hours
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★

Want another easy Crock-Pot recipe?

BBQ Country-Style Pork Ribs in the Slow Cooker [1]Try this: BBQ Country-Style Pork Ribs in the Slow Cooker [2]



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