Moist eye-of round beef drenched in semi-homemade BBQ sauce served on a toasty bun with pickles and lettuce.
I often forget the simple tastiness that is a BBQ sandwich. I sometimes will order one in a restaurant, but I often forget about sandwiches beyond PB&J or lunch meat as a meal option. And it is such a shame because they can be so wonderful. Take this Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich for example. It is so easy to make and tastes great. But let’s get back to this BBQ beef for a second. What makes this particular sandwich so good is that it is made in a crock pot, and only semi-homemade. In other words, you take some prebottled sauce concoctions and amp them up with things regularly found in the pantry to get a really great tasting lunch option. Therefore this recipe is both easy and packed with flavor, a great combination if you ask me!
I had bought a bottle of Jamaica sauce at Costco, and while I really loved the flavors, it was too spicy for my kids to use on its own. Which is such a shame since when you buy something at Costco you basically are buying a vat of it. Am I right? So here I am with this huge vat of sauce that I had anticipated using for wings, but quickly discovered would not work on its own. So what do I do? Do I toss it? I mean that is like throwing away money. Instead I looked for ways to add it here and there to kick up the flavor of dishes without making the heat unbearable for the little kiddies. This particular combo was ideal for my kids, they gobbled up these sandwiches and asked for seconds.
5 minPrep Time
8 hrCook Time
8 hr, 5 Total Time
- 3-5 lb Beef eye of round roast
- 8-ounces of generic BBQ sauce
- Leaf lettuce
- Pickle chips
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup mustard
- 1/3 cup horseradish
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup Johnny's Jamaica me Sweet hot and Crazy Sauce (Found at Costco)
- 8-ozs of generic original BBQ sauce
- Sear the outside of the beef eye of round roast in a skillet
- Put in crock pot and cover with half a bottle (8 ounces) of BBQ sauce
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours
- After 6-8 hours time remove from crock pot and chunk
- Mix the "BBQ sauce" ingredients together, and pour over the chunked beef, and heat in a saute pan.
- Serve on toasted buns with pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.
One thing about my kids is when they like something, they like to tell the whole neighborhood about it. My one neighbor fondly calls my son the “town-crier” because he lets the whole town know any news he thinks is pertinent. And so after eating these sandwiches together, our little town crier ran to the neighbors and asked them if they wanted to eat some. So of course they followed him over, much to my chagrin, since my house was a bit messy for company. Anyway, they liked them too…so I think it is safe to say this is a tasty sandwich.
If you do not have a Costco near you, or don’t want to buy the vat size bottle of Jamaica sauce, any Jamaica-inspired sauce will likely work to the same effect. Enjoy!