Slow Cooker BBQ Sandwiches

I like barbecue sauce but I don’t normally CRAVE BBQ sandwiches…with the exception of this sandwich…as I was adding captions to the photos, I felt like I just NEEDED one!

Since this recipe is done in the slow cooker and has just a little prep right before you get to enjoy it, it’s a great choice for a busy week night. It’s also adaptable for you and your family…you can substitute beef for the deer meat and you can play around with the spices to suit y’all’s taste! I’m sure it would even be delicious with chicken too.

Just call Slow Cooker BBQ Sandwiches a win-win!

The salt, granulated garlic, basil and beef broth to add to the meat before cooking.

The salt, granulated garlic, basil and beef broth to add to the meat before cooking.

Here, I put all the pieces of venison into the pot of my slow cooker. (You can also use beef if you prefer.)

Here, I put all the pieces of venison into the pot of my slow cooker. (You can also use beef if you prefer.)

Adding in the beef broth...then I'll add the spices and cook it nice and slow for 8-9 hrs.

Adding in the beef broth…then I’ll add the spices and cook it nice and slow for 8-9 hrs.

This pic is after I shredded the meat and mixed in the BBQ sauce.

This pic is after I shredded the meat and mixed in the BBQ sauce.

Such a DELICIOUS sandwich!!! We had leftovers, even after we ate it a couple times, so I froze it so we can have it later...another super-easy, super-good meal!

Such a DELICIOUS sandwich!!! We had leftovers, even after we ate it a couple times, so I froze it so we can have it later…another super-easy, super-good meal!

Slow Cooker BBQ Sandwiches

4 lbs Venison (or beef), cut into small pieces

1/4 tsp Salt (or to taste)

1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic

1/4 tsp Basil

32oz Beef Broth

Hamburger Buns (for serving)

18oz Bottle Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce (or your choice)

Place the meat into your slow cooker. Sprinkle on the salt, granulated garlic, and basil. Pour in enough beef broth to just cover the meat. 

Cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for about 5 hours, til the meat is very tender. Remove  meat from the slow cooker and put it into a bowl.  (Reserve the juices.)

Shred the meat using two forks. Mix in the bottle of BBQ sauce. Add some of the juices to make it moist. (It should still be pretty thick.) 

Serve on hamburger buns.

**RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

©Renee Norris 2015

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