Shredded BBQ Beef with Home-made BBQ Sauce


I wanted something quick and easy to wrap up in my Homemade Tortillas this week, so I came up with this slightly spicy Shredded BBQ Beef.  And the best part is it’s a Crockpot Recipe.  That’s right, chuck it all in, then walk away until dinner time.

Shredded BBQ Beef


securedownload (17)1 Large Blade Roast (I used a 2kg roast because I am feeding an army, but yours doesn’t need to be that large)

1 tsp Cumin

1/2 tsp Paprika

1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Home-made BBQ Sauce (recipe below)


Place the cumin, paprika, fennel seeds and cinnamon in a small bowl and stir to combine.

Place the roast into your Crockpot and sprinkle the spices over the top and sides of your roast.

Pour your Home-made BBQ Sauce over the top of the roast and cook on LOW until cooked through.

Once the meat is cooked through, remove from the Crockpot to a large pan or cutting board and shred using two forks. Place meat back into the juices in the Crockpot and keep on WARM setting until needed.  Remove meat from juices just before serving.

Notes:  Cooking times will vary according to the Crockpot you are using.  Refer to your Manual for Cooking Times.

Now, the BBQ Sauce.  I thought I was a bit clever with this one.  I couldn’t bare the thought of tipping bottled BBQ sauce over the top of my roast, and as it turns out, it takes no time at all, and no fancy ingredients to make your own.

Home-Made BBQ Sauce


1/2 Cup Tomato Puree

2 Tbl Brown Sugar

2 Tbl Worcestershire Sauce

1 Tbl Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Dash Tabasco

1 Clove Garlic, crushed

1/4 tsp Mustard Powder

1/4 tsp Salt


Place all of the ingredients into a small saucepan and whisk together over a medium heat.

Bring the mixture to a simmer until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from the heat.

Allow to cool slightly before using.

This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe found at

About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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