The flavors of this crockpot roast are out of this world! Tender beef that simply falls apart, coated in a rich and tangy BBQ sauce. The best part, this roast only takes 10 minutes of prep time! This BBQ crockpot recipe is sure to be one that you revisit time and time again; it is just that good! 

This recipe may remind you of our classic beef tips recipe because of how tender and juicy the meat is. Only this one is paired with that tangy barbeque sauce, making for a delicious meal. Just like our bbq-pulled chicken recipe, which we love to enjoy in a sandwich! 

BBQ Crockpot Roast with a tangy barbecue sauce, topped with greens.

This BBQ crock pot roast is as easy as it gets when making a delicious meal! With the help of your handy crockpot, you can enjoy this tender, saucy meat. All you have to do is simple prep and let your slow cooker do the rest of the work for you, just like our crockpot ribs recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Hands-free cooking. Most of the cooking is done by the crockpot, so you don’t have to worry about it!
  • Simple ingredients. This recipe requires a short list of ingredients, most of which are already pantry staples. 
  • Crowd-pleaser. This roast will impress even the pickiest eaters!
  • Diverse. This roast can be enjoyed in so many different dishes!
Ingredients for crockpot roast.

Ingredients for making a Crockpot Roast

The ingredients for this BBQ Crockpot Roast are short and simple. 

  • Chuck roast – roughly cut the meat into 2” cubes. 
  • Seasoning –  a mix of salt, pepper, bay leaves, and paprika adds great flavor that enhances the meat. 
  • Sauce – a mixture of barbecue, A1, and your favorite hot sauce. 

See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and quantities.

 BBQ Crockpot Roast beef with a barbecue sauce with a fork and topped with fresh greens.

Picking the best cut of beef: Pick a chunk of meat with some good fat marbling for the juiciest roast. 

The Best Crock Pot Roast Recipe

A crockpot with the beef chunks and vegetables.

1 – Add cubed beef to a crockpot and season liberally. Then, add sliced onions, garlic, and butter. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours. 

A crockpot with the cooking beef chunks.

2 – Once the meat is fork-tender, remove it from the slow cooker and add it to a baking dish. Pour barbecue sauce into the dish.

A white casserole dish containing all the beef chunk covered in BBQ sauce.

3 – Broil the meat on high until the meat is crispy. 

Elevate the dish!

  • Take the roast up a notch by adding vegetables like carrots or celery. 
  • Add fresh thyme or rosemary to the beef to infuse incredible flavors.

Other Cooking Method:

If you want to try this BBQ Roast but don’t have a crockpot, you can still enjoy this delicious dinner.

>Instant pot – Cook the roast on high pressure for 60-80 minutes. Remove from the instant pot and bake with barbecue sauce until the meat is crispy. 

Meat chunks in a barbecue sauce topped with fresh greens.

Serving Suggestions

Recipe FAQs

Do you need to sear the meat before cooking? 

This recipe doesn’t require that because we broil the meat at the end for a good crust!

How do you know that the meat is done cooking? 

Test the meat with a fork; if it shreds easily, it is done. If you have to apply force to shred it, give it some more time.

Can a different cut of meat be used? 

Yes, you can use a chuck roast, short ribs, or stew meat for this recipe!

Store & Reheat 

  • Storage. Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. 
  • Reheat. Warm the refrigerated leftover pot roast on a skillet over low-medium heat. Pro tip: we recommend adding extra barbecue sauce when reheating. 
  • Freeze. Place the cooled roast in a freezer-safe container in order to freeze. Store for up to 3 months. Reheat: Let the roast thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then warm on a skillet over low-medium heat. 

More Beef Recipes

If you enjoyed this roast recipe, be sure to try our other popular beef recipes:

If you tried this BBQ Crockpot Roast Recipe or any other recipe on my website, please leave a star rating and let me know how it went in the comments below – we appreciate it!

Crockpot Roast Recipe with BBQ

Author: Valentina
4.96 from 21 votes
This crockpot roast recipe produces the most tender beef. The beef is slow-cooked in the crockpot to juicy perfection and then finished with a delicious barbecue sauce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


roast –

  • 3 lbs chuck roast beef, 2″ cubes
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves sliced
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter sliced

sauce –

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce Sweet Baby Ray’s
  • 1/4 cup A1 steak sauce or favorite steak sauce
  • 2 Tbsp hot sauce any brand, optional


  • Cube the meat into 2” pieces.
  • Add the meat to the slow cooker and season all sides. Then add the sliced onion, sliced garlic cloves, and sliced butter.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 4-5 hours.
  • Once the meat is cooked and tender, remove it from the crockpot. Add the meat to a baking dish and cover with the barbecue sauce mixture.
  • Broil the meat on high for a couple of minutes or until the meat is crispy.
  • Serve, and enjoy friends!


  • Cube meat into same-sized pieces for even cooking. 
  • Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.


571kcal Calories23g Carbs44g Protein34g Fat16g Saturated Fat2g Polyunsaturated Fat15g Monounsaturated Fat2g Trans Fat177mg Cholesterol1567mg Sodium923mg Potassium1g Fiber17g Sugar545IU Vitamin A6mg Vitamin C70mg Calcium5mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Roast Recipe with BBQ
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 177mg59%
Sodium 1567mg68%
Potassium 923mg26%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)