Sloppy Shredded Beef Sandwiches
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
The acidity from the tomatoes helps soften and tenderize the beef roast, and the sloppy joe sauce infuses it’s flavors into the meat as it cooks.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) beef chuck roast
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) sloppy joe sauce
  • 8 - hamburger buns**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Slice the onion(s) into half moons.
  2. Open and drain the diced tomatoes. Open the sloppy joe sauce.
  3. Place the beef roast into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the sliced onions over the top, then pour the diced tomatoes and sloppy joe sauce over the top.
  4. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Once finished cooking, shred the beef with 2 forks and mix into the sauce. Assemble sandwiches with hamburger buns and meat sauce.
  5. Prepare salad and fruit.
  6. Serve Sloppy Shredded Beef Sandwiches with salad and fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Slice 2 white onions into half moons.
  2. Open and drain 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Open 2 cans of sloppy joe sauce.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the sliced onions
  • Half of the drained diced tomatoes
  • Half of the sloppy joe sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Special notes

Search on for homemade sloppy joe sauce recipe.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served on gluten-free bread.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Sloppy Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the beef with 2 forks.
Serve with salad and fruit.

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