Slow Cooker BBQ Beef

Lesley Baradel

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef

This is a quick and easy slow cooker dinner to have on a busy night. Pitted prunes add a nice depth of flavor to the sauce. This recipe makes a lot and is great with our coleslaw served on top.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Beef, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 266 kcal


  • 2 lbs lean stew meat, trimmed of fat
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns lightly toasted


  • Add the meat, onion, prunes, and barbecue sauce to a 6-quart slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low until the meat is tender, about 6 to 8 hours.
  • When the meat is done, shred with two forks inside the slow cooker. Stir well. Scoop the mixture onto hamburger buns and serve.


Make Ahead: The recipe makes 8 servings so freeze some and use for one of your super busy nights.
Chef’s Note: Top the meat with our Classic Coleslaw recipe if desired.


Calories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 30gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 383mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19g
Keyword barbecue, beef, slow cooker
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Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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