Tender Slow Cooker Pulled Beef

This slow cooker pulled beef is an absolute must try. It cooks to be tender, succulent and packed with so much flavor.

Slow Cooker Pulled Beef

When it comes to cooking beef in the slow cooker, it is important that you buy a cheap, tough cut of meat. You don’t need to worry about the toughness as by the time it is ready to eat the meat will be tender and flavorsome. There is no need to buy expensive cuts of meat.

This pulled beef is best enjoyed with or in something. This something can be nachos, pizza, a salad, beef enchiladas and so much more. It even goes great as a side to something like sweet potato fries or cauliflower cheese. There is so much that goes great with slow cooker pulled beef.

As you would expect the leftovers are well worth keeping. You can keep them in either the fridge or freezer. If you’re storing the leftovers in the fridge then it should last for a few days. The leftovers go great in sandwiches for lunch and so much more.

Pulled Beef

You don’t have to serve this beef with the slow cooking marinade. Much like the pulled pork, you can mix the pulled beef through a smoky BBQ sauce or something similar.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Beef Recipe

Prep time
15 Minutes
Cook time
8 Hours
Total time
8 Hours & 15 Minutes


  • 1kg (2.2 lb.) beef chuck
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic, crushed
  • 125ml (4.2 fl. oz.) red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  1. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker except the beef. Mix until well combined.
  2. Add the beef, and baste with the marinade.
  3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  4. Remove the beef from the slow cooker and place to the side.
  5. Gently remove the fat from the beef and shred using two forks.
  6. Remove excess fat from slow cooker by gently ladling it out. Pour the remaining marinade over the shredded beef.
  7. Serve & enjoy

Cooking Tips

  • You can brown the beef before placing it into the slow cooker. This process is a personal preference and won’t heavily impact the outcome of this dish.
  • The slow cooker marinade is likely to be quite thin by the time it is finished cooking. You can thicken it up with some cornstarch and water. Just mix one tablespoon of water with one tablespoon of cornstarch. Once combined, add to the pulled beef marinade.
  • As I mentioned above, you can mix the beef in with a BBQ sauce rather than the marinade that we cook with the beef.

Nutritional Information

All the nutritional information for this slow cooker pulled beef can be found below. This information assumes that you also consume the poaching liquid, this is entirely up to you.

Also, don’t forget to add any extras that you might have with this dish such as bread rolls, cheese, and salad.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 253g (8.92 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 87.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.7g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.7g 14%
Trans Fat 0.6g
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 19g
Protein 35g 70%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Mississippi roast beef that can be cooked in the slow cooker is also a great shredded beef dish. It too goes great in a sandwich, as a topping and so much more. Be sure to check it out; it’s super easy to make and tastes amazing.

I hope that you enjoy this slow cooker pulled beef and that it will cook to be delicious, just like it was for me. Feedback, tips, additions, or anything else you would like to mention can be left in the comments below. I appreciate any input that you might have.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.

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