Slow-Cooker Root Beer Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Put three ingredients in the slow cooker and forget about it. Your family will root for this shredded roast beef!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
boneless beef rump roast (4 lb)
2
cups barbecue sauce
1
cup root beer
Dash salt and pepper, if desired
16
sandwich buns, split
  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, place beef. In 4-cup measuring cup or bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups of the barbecue sauce and the root beer; pour over beef.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 10 to 12 hours.
  • 3 About 20 minutes before serving, remove beef from slow cooker; place on large plate. Pour juices from slow cooker into 12-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until juices are thickened and reduced to about 3 cups. Meanwhile, shred beef with 2 forks; return to slow cooker.
  • 4 Stir remaining 1/2 cup barbecue sauce into reduced juices in skillet; pour over shredded beef in slow cooker. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture into each bun.

Expert Tips

Serve these hearty sandwiches with coleslaw from the deli and baked beans.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
600mg
600%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.