Savor the rich, deep flavors of a Braised BBQ Beef Sandwich, a perfect dish for BBQ lovers and sandwich enthusiasts alike. This recipe involves slow-cooking beef until it’s incredibly tender and then smothering it in a tangy, homemade BBQ sauce. Served on a soft bun with a refreshing homemade coleslaw, this sandwich is a harmonious blend of savory, sweet, and slightly tangy flavors – an ideal choice for a hearty lunch or a casual dinner.


For the Braised Beef:

  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (store-bought or homemade)

For the Homemade BBQ Sauce (optional):

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Coleslaw:

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 4-6 large sandwich buns
  • Optional: Pickles, extra BBQ sauce for serving


  1. Season the beef chuck roast generously with salt and black pepper.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef and sear on all sides until browned. Remove the beef and set aside.
  3. In the same pot, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  4. Return the beef to the pot. Add beef broth and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours, or until the beef is very tender.
  5. Remove the beef and shred it using two forks. Set aside.
  6. For the homemade BBQ sauce (if using), combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  7. Mix the shredded beef with the BBQ sauce.
  8. For the coleslaw, mix the shredded cabbage and carrot in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Pour over the cabbage mixture and toss to coat.
  9. To assemble the sandwiches, pile the BBQ beef onto the sandwich buns. Top with a generous serving of coleslaw.
  10. Serve immediately, with pickles and extra BBQ sauce on the side if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 650
  • Fat: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Protein: 40g

Prep and Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 4 hours


  • Serves: 4-6 people

This Braised BBQ Beef Sandwich combines the heartiness of tender, slow-cooked beef with the freshness of homemade coleslaw, all nestled in a soft bun. It’s a fulfilling meal that’s packed with layers of flavor, perfect for BBQ enthusiasts and those who love a good, comforting sandwich. Enjoy this delectable dish with family and friends for a casual yet satisfying dining experience.

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