This is one of the EASIEST dinners ever…

Remember this picture?  It totally sums up this dinner idea. (Actually, it sums up most of what I cook!)

I’ll own it… 😉

Anyway, this is truly one of the easiest home-cooked dinners I make.  We love it – especially because it can be served in 4 different ways for 4 different meals.  If you’re looking for fast, cheap, and easy in cooking, this is one to remember. 

Crockpot BBQ Roast

1 beef roast (whatever size you need – I always check the sale meat section for big roasts, then freeze them until needed)

Rendezvous Seasoning rub (I know, this is a Southern thing – just use any kind of bbq rub you like)

Dales Sauce (another Southern thing – but it may be sold everywhere?)

Heavy aluminum foil

Rub the roast with the dry rub and place it in a foil pouch. Pour Dales over it and seal it well. Place it in a crock pot, along with about 2 cups of water. Cook this on low all day or night. The longer it cooks, the more tender it will be.

(I often wrap greased baking potatoes in foil and place on top of the roast. And, if there is room, I’ll season green beans and wrap them in a foil pouch and place on top, too. I’ve never wrapped baked beans in foil and cooked them this way, but I’m sure it would work, as well.)

When you’re ready to make the BBQ, pull the roast out of the foil, letting the seasoned liquid run back into the crock pot (reserving some liquid in case needed, or incase you desire to drink it or pour it over a piece of loaf bread… but I digress as I confess).  Place the roast in a bowl and shred it with a fork.

At this point, you can do four things with it.
1. To make BBQ sandwiches: Mix BBQ sauce in with the roast, and serve on buns. We’ll eat this with a salad and baked beans.

2. To make a “French Dip” style sandwich: Pour a little seasoned liquid onto both sides of a hoagie roll, add cheese, and the roast. Serve some liquid on the side to dip the sandwich in. (My husband likes to add horseradish to his sandwiches.) I serve potato chips and a salad with this meal.

3. To make BBQ Baked Potatoes: Season the roast with BBQ sauce. Cook the potatoes along with the roast. Cut open the potato and fill with butter, salt, pepper, BBQ, grated cheese, and sour cream. Yummm.

4.  To make BBQ Nachos: Mix BBQ sauce in with the roast, and serve on tortilla chips.  Top with baked beans, cheddar cheese, onions, and sour cream.

A fast, cheap, easy, basically one-dish, meal.  If we really are what we eat, this family is definitely part crockpot roast!

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  1. Kathleen T. Jaeger says:

    Oh & the kids asked if they could just drink the sauce…after the sandwich was gone!

  2. Kathleen T. Jaeger says:

    Jennifer, I tried your recipe tonight. It was yummmy! I did the sandwiches on hoagie buns and dipped them in the sauce. Wow. It was good. Thanks for the idea!

  3. I love it when you put recipes like this on here!!! This will be served at the Welches next week!

  4. Sounds delicious!

  5. that reminds me of a HoBO meal lol never thought to do that in a crock pot