Slow Cooker BBQ Chuck Tender Roast from Holley Grainger

Slow Cooker BBQ Chuck Tender Roast

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Yield: 8-10 people 1x
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 lb chuck tender roast (trimmed)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 sweet onion (cut into quarters)


  1. Trim chuck tender roast of visible fat. Sprinkle evenly with salt, pepper and garlic powder; gently rub into meat.
  2. For optional browning, heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Brown on all sides, approximately 2 minutes per side.
  3. Add roast to 3 1/2 to 5 quart slow cooker. Cover beef with barbecue sauce. Add onion. Cover and cook on LOW 9 to 10 hours or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours or until roast is fork-tender.
  4. Remove roast and onions from slow cooker. Shred beef with 2 forks. If desired, skim fat from cooking liquid, transfer to a saucepan and reduce by half. Serve alongside beef.