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Shredded Beef Sandwiches will make dinner so easy and your family will love all of the tender and flavorful beef. Come home to dinner ready to enjoy for a stress free and delicious meal.

Shredded beef sandwich wrapped in parchment paper
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The crock pot does all of the work and you just have to serve it. This shredded beef recipe gets so tender that it falls apart and makes the best sandwich. The beef broth is savory and delicious from being slow cooked all day.

Whether you need an easy family dinner or the perfect Game Day meal, this easy recipe is amazing. You may also love this French Dip Sandwich Recipe or this Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket Sandwich.

Why We Love This Recipe

This shredded beef recipe is made with simple ingredients. It makes the perfect sandwich on a busy weeknight and it is good leftovers. The slow cooker does all the work for a beef recipe that the whole family loves.

Add your favorite toppings such as BBQ Sauce, slice of provolone cheese and pepperoncini peppers before serving. The flavor is amazing and you will love how fork tender the meat is.

Ingredients

Ingredients for shredded beef sandwich - beef roast, onion, steak seasoning, minced garlic, worcestershire sauce, onion powder, beef broth, hoagie rolls, provolone cheese
  • Beef Roast – Feel free to use other cuts of beef. We recommend using a chuck roast.
  • Minced Garlic – You can use fresh garlic cloves or check out these Garlic Substitutes.
  • Worcestershire Sauce – Store bought works great, but you can also make Homemade Worcestershire Sauce.
  • Onion Powder – If you have run out of onion powder, check out these onion powder substitutes.

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Spices – We used a homemade steak seasoning blend for this recipe. But feel free to add what you prefer. Add in about ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, brown sugar, paprika, black pepper and cayenne pepper. This combination gives the beef so much flavor.
  • Buns – Serve this shredded beef on your favorite store bought hoagie buns. We have even made Homemade Kings Hawaiian Rolls which made the perfect roll to serve for a family gathering.
  • Cheese – Provolone cheese makes the perfect topping. But you can top with shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese.

How to Make Shredded Beef Sandwiches in the Crock Pot

Adding the beef, onions and sauce to the slow cooker

Step 1 – Place everything (except the rolls and cheese) in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. It is that easy!

Shredded beef in the slow cooker with a spoon

Step 2 – Once the beef is cooked, shred the beef and place back into the slow cooker with the juices.

  • Step 3 – Serve on toasted hoagie rolls. Top with provolone cheese.

Recipe Tips

  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your roast and your slow cooker. We recommend keep the lid close so that the cook low and slow.
  • Shredded Beef – You can easily shred the beef with a fork or learn how to use a hand mixer to shred beef to save time.
shredded beef dipping into sauce

Serving Suggestions

This recipe is so easy so you definitely want to keep the side options easy as well. This will help during busy weeknights.

We love Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe with this sandwich.

Other tasty side dishes:

We also have served the sandwiches with a simple side of broccoli. Learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for a really quick and easy side dish.

This is also great for parties and you can serve it with chips.

Ways to Use Shredded Beef

Not only is this recipe great for sandwiches, we have also used it to make Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos or Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Enchiladas. We just add in some Homemade Taco Seasoning for added flavor.

You can also make Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Try this Steak and Cheese Quesadillas for a quick lunch on the weekends.

shredded beef sandwiches on a hoagie roll

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best Cut of Beef for Beef Sandwiches?

We recommend using a chuck roast but any cut of beef works great with this recipe.

How to Store Leftover Shredded Beef

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

How to Reheat Shredded Beef

Reheat leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop, depending on how much you have left.

Can I freeze Shredded Beef?

Yes, this shredded beef freezes great in a freezer safe container. It will stay fresh for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw in the fridge overnight.

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We love making this Shredded Beef Sandwiches for a hearty weeknight meal. If you make it, please leave us a comment or a star review.

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Shredded Beef Sandwiches

5 from 4 votes
Crock pot shredded beef sandwiches will make dinner so easy and your family will love the tender and flavorful beef. Come home to dinner ready to enjoy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 448

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place everything (except the rolls and cheese) in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Shred the beef.
  • Serve on toasted hoagie rolls. Top with provolone cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 448kcal, Carbohydrates 27g, Protein 50g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 117mg, Sodium 3476mg, Potassium 590mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 264IU, Vitamin C 77mg, Calcium 710mg, Iron 12mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I love making these Crock pot Shredded Beef Sandwiches and love having leftovers during the week. I also make caramelized onions on the side to put on the beef before I add the cheese. Another idea I will melt some butter and add some garlic powder, stir and brush the garlic butter ontop of sesame seed hamburger rolls and place the sandwiches in a 9x 13 casserole dish and place in the oven to melt the cheese..