Smoky BBQ & Onion Pulled Beef


October 10, 2016

Smoky BBQ & Onion Pulled Beef 5 0 5 7

A lush smoky BBQ pulled beef - just 3 ingredients

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 5 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 5 mins

  • Yields: 6+


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


1Place roast beef directly into slow cooker

2Spread thin sliced onion on top then pour over sauce

3Cook on HIGH for 5hrs

4Shred with two forks and serve

5We served ours on a sweet potato mash with crusty bread rolls

Submitted by Paulene Christie


15 Reviews


May 30, 2022

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


July 24, 2020

We used 3/4 bottle of good BBQ sauce. It was simple to make & delicious. We will definitely cook again.

Megan Tebbutt

December 9, 2019

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?

Holly Lynch

July 16, 2019

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.

I’ve never really thought about it, not sure how salty it might taste but if you give it a go I’d love to hear how you find it πŸ™‚


July 1, 2018

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!)

Tara Turner

May 24, 2018

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


November 4, 2017

This was divine. We served it with beetroot slaw in bake-at-home rolls. Thank you for the recipe.

Golly that’s a lot! πŸ™‚
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


October 28, 2017

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

With that size roast it could easily take 7-8hrs on low πŸ™‚


October 22, 2017

How long on low?

Donna-Maree Carroll

July 21, 2017

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.

Karen Gynes

June 26, 2017

Lovely, really easy, everyone enjoyed it, will be doing again.


March 29, 2017

Very yummy! We doubled the BBQ to make it more saucy and it was divine!

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