Smoky BBQ & Onion Pulled Beef

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Smoky BBQ & Onion Pulled Beef

A lush smoky BBQ pulled beef - just 3 ingredients
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Serving: 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes


  • 1.5kg Topside Beef Roast
  • 1 cup of McCormick Vintage Smokehouse Grill Mate BBQ Sauce/Marinade/Baste (found in sauce section of supermarket) or any brand of BBQ Sauce/Marinade/Baste you like in a similar flavour
  • I large brown onion thin sliced


  • Place roast beef directly into slow cooker
  • Spread thin sliced onion on top then pour over sauce
  • Cook on HIGH for 5hrs
  • Shred with two forks and serve
  • We served ours on a sweet potato mash with crusty bread rolls

15 thoughts on “Smoky BBQ & Onion Pulled Beef”

  1. Donna-Maree Carroll

    Very nice meal and the leftovers were perfect for rolls and salad the next day. Again it was simple to make but loaded with flavour.

  2. Hi,
    I need to feed 23 people – how much beef would I need and I’m assuming this would increase the cooking time?

    1. Golly that’s a lot! 🙂
      It depends what you are serving with? On bread rolls etc?
      I would think you’d need at least maybe 3-4 times as much perhaps
      How will you fit them all in? Or will you use multiple cookers
      Basically if you fill your cooker with the beef I’d give it all day on low 8-10hrs

  3. One of our faves. Super easy and so yummy. We put it on brioche buns with coleslaw. Perfect for entertaining

  4. Would it be possible to use a corned silverside for this? I really want to make something that tastes like bacon to use in various other dishes( I’m allergic to pork so can’t have regular bacon. Miss it so much!)

  5. Just made this recipe last night and my family and I totally loved it!
    I used Stubbs Hickory Bourbon Bbq Sauce and it was divine.
    After pulling beef & returning to slow cooker, I added a couple of tablespoons of gravy powder with half a cup of water & cooked on warm for about another half hour. It thickened the sauce well.
    Turned out to be a real treat! Will definitely become a family favourite.

  6. Family loved it. Used this recipe as a base and tweaked it a bit.
    I used red onion and beef brisket. Sprinkled some Moroccan spice as that was all i had and 3/4 of a bottle of sweet baby rays Hickory bbqsauce. Cooked on low for 7 hrs Shred.Mix remaining sauce and 3 to 4 ladlesof liquid from slow cooker together. Mix through beef , put on tray and in preheat oven until thick and crispy edges. 15 mins?

  7. Made this in the weekend for my son’s new flat (moving day). Served with buns, salad, etc. Feedback from young adults was amazing, they said it was better than the BBQ restaurant! Beautifully moist and full of flavour

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