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Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Barbecue Beef Sliders

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Today I’m sharing this recipe for Shredded Tex-Mex Barbecue Beef Sliders, made in my new Slow Cooker.  Plus a big Thank you to Hamilton Beach for providing a Set ‘n Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker With Spoon/Lid to giveaway! (Details at the bottom of the post- giveaway over.)

This Tex Mex Barbecue Beef Recipe is one of my favorite Slow Cooker meals. It is so simple to throw together and your family will definitely love this one!

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I haven’t had a new slow cooker recipe on the blog since February.  We had a little mishap while cleaning the cooking container…  Yep, it was dropped!  (I’ve been meaning to purchase a replacement insert, but every time I sit down to order it, I keep getting sidetracked.  I wonder how that happens?)

I felt incredibly blessed when Hamilton Beach asked me if I wanted to try out their new Set & Forget® Programmable Slow Cooker.  Of course I did!  They even offered a 2nd slow cooker for me to give away on the blog if I liked it.

Liked it?  I big puffy heart loved it!  This slow cooker is so much nicer than my old one.  (My old one was a wedding gift from 1998, so there were no fancy features on it.)  This slow cooker has a programmable timer so you can program the cooking time and the Set & Forget® Slow Cooker automatically shifts to keep warm when the cooking time is up.

Slow Cooker Tex -Mex Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

With my old slow cooker, I would use a separate digital thermometer to make sure any meats had been cooked to the desired temperature.  The Set & Forget® Slow Cooker comes with a probe/thermometer already built into the machine!  Set the desired temperature and the slow cooker will change to warm once the temp has been reached.

To test out the slow cooker, I decided to slow cook a small brisket.  Love this recipe!  It came out so yummy!

Slow Cooker Tex -Mex Barbecue Beef Sandwiches


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Slow Cooker Tex -Mex Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Barbecue Beef

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours
  • Yield: 10 to 12 sandwiches 1x


A delicious and easy way to make a Barbecue Brisket!


  • 3.5 lbs Brisket
  • 1 jar (14 oz.) Your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Envelope Chili Seasoning (as spicy as you like it)
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Minced garlic
  • 2 Tbs Ground Cumin


  • Cut Brisket into smaller pieces if needed to fit into slow cooker, place in the slow cooker.
  • Combine all ingredients (except brisket) in a separate bowl.  Pour over Brisket.
  • Cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove brisket, shred.
  • Remove about a cup of cooking juice and set aside.
  • Return shredded brisket back to slow cooker.  If you feel the shredded brisket needs more moisture, add a bit of the reserved cooking juice a few tablespoons at a time until desired “juiciness” is achieved.

Slow Cooker Tex -Mex Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Enjoy!Like this recipe?  Don’t forget to pin it!    

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  1. My favorite is classic beef stew with pumpkin cornbread muffins. Thank you for the chance to win!

  2. This sounds awesome! I always love to have a new slow cooker recipe at this time of the year.

  3. So far only use my SC for spaghetti! But I have been wanting some good pulled pork or beef bar b q and your recipe sounds great. I am giving it a try!

  4. I do a Rosemary Lamb Shank dish in the slow cooker that is my husbands favorite!

  5. One of my favorite slow cooker dishes is twice baked cheesy potatoes.

  6. This looks delish! I'm going to have to try it. Anything I can cook in a slow cooker is my favorite! Have a great day.

  7. mine is broken, so this would be awesome~my favorite recipe is paleo curry chicken

  8. I have too many favorites to chose just one. Green Chili Con Puerco, French Dip Sandwiches, French Onion Soup, Beef Barley Soup, Cream of Cabbage Soup

  9. I love using my crock pot to make a huge pork loin to divide up for numerous meals!

  10. I love slow cooking. It is so nice to come home from work and dinner be ready and waiting for you!

  11. I like to make a dish called Italian Shredded Beef, it's my husband's uncle's recipe.

    1. I've never made rice in the slow cooker. How is that done?