Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwiches

I knew when I had kids my grocery bill would go up once they started eating food.  What I didn’t count on is how much it would go up and how fast.  The boys LOVE their food and seem to be bottomless pits at times.  By the time Monkey was 2 years old he would often eat the same amount as me for dinner!  The cost of groceries are rising and parents have less time in the evenings so why not make Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwhiches.

With the cost of food going up and need to cook more our average grocery bill was up 40-50% in just 1 year… Ouch!  And it doesn’t help that Hubs has expensive taste too, he would eat steak every night if I let him.  Coming up with ways to stretch our grocery budget without compromising on taste and quality has had me trying out new recipes to find things that everyone will enjoy without breaking the bank.  I know we will be making easy Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwiches again as they were simple to make, budget friendly and everyone loved them. This popular hot sandwhich recipe is an easy dinner recipe as it can be made using the slow cooker while you work and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.


I was able to get all the ingredients in the grocery section of Walmart including the 100% Canadian Angus Beef.  The Shredded Beef was the perfect combination of saucy beefy goodness to satisfy my carnivores that they all wanted seconds. 

How to Make Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwhiches:

Slower Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwhiches

Slower Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwhiches

The cost of groceries are rising and parents have less time in the evenings so why not make Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwhiches.


  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 lbs Boneless beef brisket [or flank steak] trimmed
  • 2 Bell Pepper. chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 jar 630 mL Ragu® Tomato & Basil Light
  • 1 Knorr® Beef Bouillon Cube
  • 3 Clove Garlic chopped
  • 6-8 Italian Buns


    1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat and brown brisket or steak. Remove brisket and place in slow cooker.

    2. Cook peppers, onion and garlic in same pan, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker.

    3. Stir in Pasta Sauce and Knorr® Beef Bouillon Cube.

    4. Cook covered on high 4 – 6 hours or low 8 -10 hours or until brisket is fork-tender. Remove brisket from sauce; cool slightly, then shred with two forks. Return to sauce and stir

    5. Serve on fresh Italian Buns with toppings such as guacamole, shredded cheese, sour cream or your favourite toppings.



Need to stretch your grocery dollar and want to buy 100% Canadian protein, like Beef, Chicken or Pork?  Then visit the grocery section of your local Walmart Store to see the great selection that they offer.  I loved that they had an assortment of beef products ready to go to make meal preparation even faster like the Beef Stir Fry Strips.


I know that we will be making this shredded beef recipe again soon and you could do do many variations of it by adding to it.  I think next time I might add in some corn and rice and serve on wraps.  Gotta love meals that the family enjoys and are simple to make!

You may also be interested in other slow cooker meals: crockpot corned beef dinner, crockpot chili or slow cooker pulled pork sandwhiches.

21 thoughts on “Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwiches”

  1. 5 stars
    Going into the holidays I use my slow cooker a lot to save time cooking during the day. I will have to add this recipe to my make-ahead list, it looks delicious!

  2. It’s the perfect time of year for slow cooker recipes! Everybody is rushing around & the weather is getting a little cooler. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  3. I love the idea of using guacamole as a topping. I’ve never thought of using it as a topping for a sandwich. I have a feeling I’m going to need to buy some pants with elastic waists soon haha.

  4. Mmmm….I love comfort food. I’ve made this with Diana sauce, some fresh ginger and a little bit of pure maple syrup. Veggies included of course. Amazing

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    5 stars
    I do love my beef and so far I’ve only made pulled pork in my slow cooker so this is just up my street :-). Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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