Mmm… Monday #7: Crockpot Root Beer BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Dory: Okay, he either said, “move to the back of the throat,” or he “wants a root beer float.”
~Finding Nemo

It’s another slow cooker recipe that I totally wanted to try, and it was yummy! This one (from Betty Crocker) caught my eye because it involves root beer as an ingredient! The cafe at the museum where I work uses Sprite for cooking its chicken breasts and Coke for cooking its hamburgers… and it actually is fantastically tasty!

Slow Cooker Root Beer BBQ Beef Sandwiches


1 boneless beef rump roast (4lbs)
2 cups barbecue sauce
1 cup root beer
Dash of salt and pepper, if desired
16 sandwich buns

  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.

Makes: 16 sandwiches
Serving Size: 1 sandwich
310 (50 from fat)
Total Fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 60mg
Sodium: 570mg
Total Carbs: 34g


2 thoughts on “Mmm… Monday #7: Crockpot Root Beer BBQ Beef Sandwiches

  1. I love my dad’s slow smoked Coca-cola brisket, so I can only imagine that root beer would be an equally winning combination with a flavorful cut of beef.

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