Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Recipe

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 12 Hours
  • Total time: 12 Hours & 15 Minutes
  • Serves: 6


  • 1 kg (2.2 lb) beef brisket
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp paprika


  1. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker except the beef. Mix until well combined.
  2. Add the beef and baste with the sauce.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 12 hours.
  4. Remove the beef from the slow cooker and place it to the side.
  5. Gently remove the fat from the beef, discard the fat.
  6. Shred the remaining meat by using two forks.
  7. Add the shredded beef back into the slow cooker.
  8. Serve & enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • I recommend using the BBQ sauce that you like the most. If you have some spare time, you should consider making your own homemade BBQ sauce.
  • If the meat is not pulling apart, then it may require more time in the slow cooker. I recommend sticking to the twelve hours in the slow cooker for the best result.
  • You may need to skim off excess oil from the top of the sauce. I use a ladle as it is easier to separate the oil from the rest of the sauce.
  • Thicken the sauce with a combination of cornstarch and a bit of water if you find it too runny.
  • This dish is gluten-free, but to be sure, double-check the ingredients in your BBQ sauce and Worcestershire sauce. You may need to find gluten-free varieties.

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