Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Beef Sandwiches

After a recent cookbook signing, my sisters and I ate at the cutest little restaurant called Blue Lemon. They have the most amazing sandwiches and I ordered their Chipolte Pineapple BBQ sandwich. It was so delicious and the whole time I was eating it, I just kept thinking that I would have to come home and try to make it for my family. The beef just melted in your mouth and the toasted bun was the perfect compliment.
After lots of experimenting, I think that I have come pretty dang close to a copycat recipe. The longer you let it cook, the better it becomes. The meat had a really yummy flavor and the pineapple adds just a tiny amount of sweetness. So, if you want to mix up your shredded beef sandwiches, give this recipe a try!

Serves: 8-10

Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Beef Sandwiches

10 minPrep Time

5 hrCook Time

5 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1 (2-3 lb) beef rump roast
  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks, juice reserved
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard (I used Dijon mustard)
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. Spray crock pot with nonstick cooking spray. Place roast inside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together juice from pineapples, onion, vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over roast.
  3. Add pineapple chunks to roast and cook on low for 10 hours or high for 5-6 hours (I prefer cooking longer on low).
  4. When finished, shred meat using two forks (it should just fall apart by this time). Serve meat on toasted buns, topped with your favorite sandwich fixings (I like red onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and provolone cheese).
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Main Dish

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21 Responses to “Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Beef Sandwiches”

  1. YUM! These sandwiches look delicious! And its a crock pot recipe! I love all your crock pot recipes and turn most of them into freezer meals at our house! We have you Santa Fe Soup from last week in the freezer waiting for us! Can't wait to try it!

  2. Is there no chipotle in this recipe? You mentioned you ordered a chipotle BBQ Pineapple Beef Sandwich. I bet this would be good served with a chipotle mayo on the bun. Im going to try this recipe in my new pressure cooker. Hopefully, it will turn out just as good as in a slow cooker. thanks for sharing!
  3. I made this recipe yesterday. I used a fresh pineapple instead of canned. Everyone raved so much more than any meal I have ever made in my life. What an amazing recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. It is absolutely perfect for a hot day when you don't want to heat up the kitchen. I have a feeling that it will be a regular menu dish in our home.
  4. Made this a couple nights ago. Absolutely fantastic! Found it on Pinterest (imagine that)! I am not too keen on beef roasts, but this was fantastic! I've already sent the recipe to several other people, because I do not like to keep good things to myself. Thanks for posting it!
  5. Jakel
    I'm making this today. Ended up omitting the onions and using onion powder instead (everyone in the family has texture issues with onions themselves). Just started it about an hour ago and already smells delicious.
  6. This looks amazing. I just mixed up everything & have it marinating together to toss in the crock pot on my way to work in the morning. I used a skirt steak (that was on major sale and I was at a loss of what to do with it), crushed pineapple and added a bit of minced garlic and ground ginger. I'm planning to serve it over yellow rice with a side of steamed green beans. Can't wait for dinner tomorrow!

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