Slow Cooker Beef and Beer Sliders

by lisa on December 13, 2012 · 19 comments

For years, I have been using a Crock-Pot slow cooker.  I still have my original one given to me as a shower gift over 18 years ago. Maybe I shouldn’t have revealed that information as now you can try and guess how old I am.    It was great to use when I was working 10 hour days at my job.  I could put a roast in the pot, set it on low and come home to a nice meal and a great smelling house.  That was pre- children days where my husband and I could have a leisurely dinner with no rush to be anywhere that evening.  Well, those days are over and our lives are much more interesting. But the Crock- Pot slow cooker is still sitting on my counter and helping me out in the kitchen tremendously. Last week the old girl was replaced by this brand spankin new one courtesy of Crock-Pot.  Take a look at this new baby!

Isn’t she pr-eee-ty? I sure think so.

Crock-Pot recently launched two new versions of their slow cookers –  the Crock-Pot Create-A-Crock, which is customizable with a design you pick as well as with your own photos and the NFL Crock-Pot Slow Cookers  where you can pick from 32 team designs. I ended up going with a design that matches my kitchen. When it comes to NFL teams, our house is split between the Giants and Eagles.  I didn’t want to create any wars in our kitchen.

I christened my new girl by making these beef and beer sliders. In the old days, I might have made a big roast with veggies and potatoes to have a leisurely dinner. But now our weeknights are busy and sometimes we can not sit down to eat together.  My new Crock-Pot slow cooker is perfect because I can make dinner and then let the automatic setting go to warm.  Dinner is ready whether one of my kids is eating at 5 o’clock or the other is eating at 6 o’clock.

The little sliders served with salad and chips were perfect for a week night dinner. But you can bet that they will also be on my football watching menu too. In fact, they are perfect during the holidays and are great party food for New Year’s Eve.  Of course they are great served with a nice cold beer!

If you would like to order your own customized Crock-Pot slow cooker, click HERE. You can also get some great slow cooker recipe ideas and inspirations on their site.

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Slow Cooker Beef and Beer Sliders
Recipe type: Main Dish/ Beef
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6 to 8
Tender beef sandwiches which are perfect to serve at your next party.
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 lb beef roast (chuck, bottom round or shoulder roast works)
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 12 ounces beer
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 12 to 16 mini slider rolls or potato rolls
  • optional: serve with extra BBQ sauce, cheese, pickles, hot peppers or crispy onions
  1. Place the chopped onion in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Season the roast with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place the roast in the slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the beer and BBQ sauce. Pour over the roast.
  4. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
  5. Using two forks, shred the beef.
  6. Serve on rolls with any optional items you'd like. Season with extra salt and pepper if necessary.

****Disclosurer : I was provided with a Crock-Pot slow cooker. As usual, all opinions are my own.

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Peter December 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Love it..I have a slow cooker but rarely use it. These sliders are good for any occasion!


natalie @ will jog for food December 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Looks delicious!


Liz December 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Uh, oh. My hubby is going to want a Green Bay slow cooker now! Your sliders look fantastic…perfect to eat during football a football game 🙂


leslie December 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Love love my Crock-Pot..couldnt live without it!


Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet December 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Oh Lisa, this sounds delicious!!!


Danielle December 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm

You got married when you were 12 right?! Arranged marriage…so you’re like 30 😉 great recipe!


vanillasugarblog December 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Yep the crockpot is in full use this time of year.
Lots of soup for me.
Once in a while I do beef with a nice kicked up spicy BBQ sauce.


Lea Ann December 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Love this. Can’t decide which plate I like best…the one with the pickle or the one with the chips. Enjoy that new toy.


Aggie December 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm

My crock pot is from my wedding too – 10 years ago 🙂 I love this recipe! I am really trying to work the slow cooker more, I think the family will love these sandwiches!


ciaochowlinda December 14, 2012 at 10:16 am

I really need to start using my crock-pot more often, especially if I could turn out a delicious dish like this.


Ramona December 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

I really do need to use my slow cooker a whole lot more. Have a bunch of roasts I need to cook.

Yummy stuff there.

Have a great weekend.


Roz December 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Hi Lisa,

I found your blog through Marie’s Proud Italian Cook blog and just love your site! I need a great recipe for sliders that we love and this is “IT”! So glad to have found you, now following you, and I hope that you are well in Jersey after the horrible storm of Sandy.



Kate December 15, 2012 at 1:09 am

I still have my parents’ slowcooker I stole when I moved out. But it’s not a crockpot- it’s their rival. (Get it?)


Joanne December 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

I’m bummed about missing the NYC cookie swap also! Next time you’re in the city, let me know!

These sliders are so cute! The perfect party food.


Mary@OnePerfectBite December 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

What a great meal for a busy family, Lisa. These sliders look delicious. Have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary


Erica December 16, 2012 at 1:03 am

VERY popular meal around here! Im always looking for new recipes to try- bookmarked!


Genevie February 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm

I made this for our Super Bowl party. Huge hit! After I shredded the beef I put it back in the slow cooker and poured in the remainder of the BBQ sauce bottle.. Just kept it on warm for the rest of the evening. Everyone loved the sliders. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


jerseygirl February 4, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Glad everyone liked it!


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