Beef Barbecue Sandwich

This sandwich idea, whether it’s beef barbecue or some other filling, is an all time favorite at my house. For this particular sandwich, I used leftover beef and added Bull’s-Eye Barbecue Sauce, which does not contain high fructose corn syrup.

Going back to the beef, the evening before we had this, I cooked two large chuck roasts in my pressure cooker. One we had for dinner, the other I saved for this meal. It was perfect beef for barbecue—falling apart and stringy. I trimmed the fat, shredded it, and heated it in a sauce pan with the barbecue sauce.

What really makes this sandwich great, though, is the bread. I used the same focaccia bread recipe that I told you makes great hamburger buns. You’ll want to baked the bread and give it time to cool so you can cut it to add the filling.

Beef Barbecue Sandwich
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 recipe focaccia bread
  • shredded beef (2 – 3 lbs. of chuck roast)
  • barbecue sauce
  1. Bake the bread in two 9 or 10 inch cake or spring form pans.
  2. Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack 15 – 30 minutes.
  3. Heat the beef and barbecue sauce.
  4. Slice the loaves horizontally. If they are gummy in the middle, they need to cool more.
  5. Place the beef on the bottom layer of each loaf.
  6. Add the top pieces of bread and cut in wedges to serve.
Variations: Try this with different fillings. Anything that is good in a hot sandwich will work, such as ham and cheese. Get creative, and try different sauces such as salad dressing or olive oil to add moisture. If you put a cold filling on the sandwich, simply wrap it in foil and return it to a hot oven for 15 – 20 minutes.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. I am really going to have to try that focaccia bread recipe. That bread looks fantastic! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. glutenfree4goofs says:

    That focaccia looks heavenly! Thanks for the tip about bbq sauce.

  3. Yum – that looks delicious!

  4. Marlow says:

    I think we may have these sandwiches this week!!

  5. Cheryl says:

    That looks really delicious, what a great idea!

  6. WendyGK says:

    Barbecue beef is a favorite. The bread is what disappoints us. Will give your recipe a go. Love the one big sandwich sliced idea, instead of attempting individual buns.

  7. HappyHermit says:

    That looks good. Remindes me of what I am making tonight . Cornbread Empanadas!!

  8. Stacey says:

    BBQ beef sandwhiches are one of my husband’s favorite meals.

  9. Cortney says:

    Oops, I am sorry I added my name to the Gluten Free dinner sites. I was just trying to comment. I guess I could post a meal. I have not done that before on my blog. I am more a reader of blogs than I am a blog poster. This UBP has been a great learning experience for me. My middle daughter does have Celiac’s and I love to cook so I will be visiting your site again. Thank you for all of the great resources.

  10. I need to try your bread recipe, it looks great. Thanks for sharing

  11. Daniele says:

    stopping by from the UBP! come visit if you can.

  12. Linda, that sandwich looks great! I have to try that!!

  13. Babyfro says:

    Wow, this recipe is right up my husbands alley. I’ll have to try it out. I’ve yet to make focaccia bread and yours looks delicious. Can’t go wrong with BBQ either.

  14. Daniel Munday - Sydney's Fat Loss Expert says:

    Wow, that good ole barbeque was my favourite thing from my time in the States back in the day!

  15. thewholegang says:

    You’re list is growing and the meals look good. Great job!

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