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Where’s the Beef

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 7 hours


18 servings

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
This is particularly irresistible for summer picnics and potlucks or any time you need to serve a crowd. —Catherine Cassidy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Where's the Beef Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 4 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup seeded and chopped pepperoncini
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups chili sauce
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 18 mini buns, split
  • Additional chopped pepperoncini, sliced red onion, dill pickle slices and stone-ground mustard, optional


  1. Trim roast; sprinkle with steak seasoning. Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat; brown meat in batches. Transfer meat and drippings to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 7-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Strain cooking juices, discarding vegetables and bay leaf; skim fat. Shred meat with two forks. Return meat and cooking juices to slow cooker; heat through. Using tongs, place meat on bun bottoms. Serve with cooking juices for dipping and top as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 slider: 305 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 973mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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