BBQ Shredded Beef (One Pot)

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Quick & easy bbq shredded beef recipe, made in one pot in oven/ stovetop with simple ingredients. Juicy, tender, great for tacos, enchiladas, sandwiches.

My family  has at least 5 different recipes of shredded beef but this BBQ shredded beef was my personal favorite version, growing up. It’s just as flavorful as my One Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken Recipe. The beef is tender and juicy and loaded with bbq sauce.

Easy Shredded Beef Recipe

What kind of beef is used for shredded beef? What beef do you use for pulled beef? What cut of beef is best for shredding?

Chuck roast is best because it’s very tender and can be shredded easily.

What is shredded beef called?

It’s also called pulled beef.

How do you cook barbecue beef? How do you make pulled beef in the oven? How to make BBQ shredded beef?

  1. Heat oil and sear the roast.
  2. Add garlic, onion, salt, pepper, bbq sauce and mix everything together.
  3. Cook in the oven for 3 hours at 325 degrees.
  4. Reduce liquid on stovetop.
  5. Shred with 2 forks and you are done.

Shredded Beef Sandwiches

BBQ pulled beef sandwiches

My favorite way to enjoy this beef is in sandwiches. You can really take it over the top with the toppings you choose like lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cucumbers, onions, olives. cheddar cheese.

Tips for shredded beef barbecue recipe:

  • Don’t skip on searing the roast. It gives this recipe a better flavor and texture.
  • Use any bbq sauce you like- store-bought or homemade.
  • Add additional seasonings if you like.
  • Additional liquid is not needed in this recipe or else it will end up being too watery.
  • If the roast is too watery, just reduce the liquid on the stovetop by cooking it without the lid for a few minutes.

Slow cooker BBQ shredded beef/ Crockpot BBQ shredded beef

Add all the ingredients plus 1/2 cup beef broth (low sodium) in a crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours and then shred with forks.

Instant pot BBQ shredded beef

Start off by searing the roast in the instant pot, using the saute setting. Then, seal the lid and cook on manual for 50 minutes. Release pressure and shred beef.

Easy bbq shredded beef

Made with very few, simple ingredients that you already have in your kitchen pantry.

One Pot BBQ Shredded Beef Recipe

BBQ shredded beef tacos

Use this beef to fill hard or soft tacos, along with any toppings of your choice.

BBQ shredded beef sliders

Use this beef to fill sliders, along with additional bbq sauce, some mozzarella cheese and lettuce.

Quick shredded beef

A quicker version can be made in an instant pot, which will take less than 1 hour.

Leftover shredded beef recipes

Use leftovers in:

  • Lasagna
  • Pasta
  • Casseroles
  • Sandwiches
  • Sliders
  • Tacos
  • Enchiladas
  • Pizza

How to Make Shredded Beef (BBQ Beef Recipe)

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One Pot BBQ Shredded Beef Recipe (Easy Dinner)
5 from 7 votes

One Pot BBQ Shredded Beef Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

Quick & easy bbq shredded beef recipe, made in one pot in oven/ stovetop with simple ingredients. Juicy, tender, great for tacos, enchiladas, sandwiches.

Servings: 6 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq roast, pot roast
Calories: 593 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 3 pound Boneless chuck roast Trimmed of excess fat
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Finely minced
  • 1 cup Onion Finely chopped
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce 28 oz. bottle


  1. Heat oil in an oven-safe nonstick pot over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the roast and sear on all the sides. 

  3. Add garlic and onion and saute until fragrant (About 2 minutes)

  4. Add barbecue sauce, salt, pepper and mix everything together until roast is fully coated.

  5. Cover and cook in the oven at 325 degrees for 3 hours, making sure to mix everything together halfway through. 

  6. Cook on the stovetop to reduce liquid to your desired consistency.

  7. Shred with 2 forks.

  8. Fill sandwiches with this pulled beef and enjoy. 

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
One Pot BBQ Shredded Beef Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 593 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 960mg40%
Potassium 977mg28%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy cooking everyone!

8 comments on “BBQ Shredded Beef (One Pot)”

  1. Oh my gosh, this look so insanely delicious! I love quick and easy recipes like this, yum!

  2. This looks SO amaaazing!! I LOVE the flavors!! I can’t wait to try it!

  3. This is making me drool! Would love to try it!

  4. This looks amazing!! Making this ASAP!

  5. This needs to happen at my house very soon! My husband definitely love this!

  6. I need to try this! Thanks for the tips!

  7. Easy to make and it gave me the opportunity to use our Dutch oven and our bear claws (a lot less time consuming than using the forks with the amount I made). I doubled all of the food ingredients with exception of the barbecue sauce since I wanted ours less saucy (I still used 30 ounces of the sauce, though). The roast turned out tender and although I kept the meat on the stove top at the end for an additional 15 minutes, the meat was still saucy–still delicious, however! For the leftovers, I plan on cooking off most of the remaining sauce so that the meat will still be moist while retaining the flavor of the sauce. I also served with only pickles as a condiment the first time we tried it, but will do without them on the leftover meat… adding anything else is a distraction since the meat is so good by itself!

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