January 9, 2013

BBQ Beef Sandwich with Creamy Jalapeno Coleslaw

Wow, I feel like I haven't been on here in quite some time, which I guess I haven't.
But I'm back in gear after the busyness of the holidays
 and ready to get some good food posted.

This is a very simple bbq beef sandwich that I served with some 
jalapeno coleslaw and bbq sauce.
The beef was cooked in a slow cooker with Dr Pepper among other things, including chipotle peppers. Really tasty. You could use coke or pepsi too. Whatever you have on hand.  

I used some of the juices from the slow cooker and mixed it with my favorite bottled bbq sauce, which is KC Masterpiece-Original, yum.
The beef had huge flavor on it's own, but with the slaw and sauce,,, all piled on a toasted onion bun,,,,perfect combination.

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Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches w/ Creamy Jalapeno Coleslaw

3-4 pound chuck roast
1 large onion, quartered
Salt and pepper
4 cloves garlic, rough chop
1 cup beef broth
12 oz can Dr Pepper
2 tbsp Worcestershire
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp *chipotle puree or chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce,

 Creamy Jalapeno Coleslaw

1/2 cup Miracle Whip, light
1/2 – 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1-2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp celery seed
Dash of onion powder
Dash of garlic powder
Salt and Pepper, to taste
3 cups of coleslaw mix or cabbage

Whisk together Miracle Whip and next 8 ingredients. Stir in slaw mix and refrigerate until needed. Make at least 15 minutes ahead of time for flavors to meld.

Place onion and garlic in the bottom of a slow cooker. Salt and pepper each side of the roast and place on top. Whisk together broth and next 6 ingredients. Pour into slow cooker, cover and cook on low 8-9 hours or high 5-6 hours, or until very tender.

Spoon out 1/2 cup of the juices and let sit. Skim fat off and discard. Mix juice with 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce to serve on beef.

I like to serve the beef shredded on a grilled bun with a couple of drizzles of bbq sauce and creamy Jalapeno Coleslaw. I shred the beef as needed for each sandwich because I like to have any leftovers in larger pieces for cold sandwiches the next day.

*As for the chipotle puree, I always have a covered glass dish in the fridge of a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, that I puree up in my food processor. ALWAYS,,, I use it all the time.


  1. I've been thinking about a bar-b-que sandwich the last couple of days and this would totally satisfy me.

  2. I added this to my March menu that will be posted in a free printable format with a hyperlink to you on 2/28/13. Thank you so much for helping me plan my menu!

  3. trying this tonight! I just wish I would have bought fancy buns! I thought I had BBQ sauce, but couldn't find it, so I made it homemade. Of course, I found the bottle of sauce precisely .3 seconds after I had stirred all the ingredients together!

    1. Lol, I feel ya. I'm sure it'll be delicious. Hope you enjoyed it!

    2. it was so good!! Especially the slaw! We made ours a little bit hotter, though. It was the best slaw I've ever had! My mil said it was better than KFC's slaw- which was her way of complimenting me. :-)

    3. and I put up a link to this recipe on my fb homeschool page! We are trying your pepperjack pasta with bacon tonight!

    4. Oh yea, I haven't made that in awhile. Think it may be time to make it again.