BBQ Beef Stuffed Potatoes

5 from 3 votes

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Succulent, tender BBQ beef and loaded with amazing flavor, these Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Stuffed Potatoes are off the hook tasty! Best part is it’s a one pot meal with minimal effort required. Watch the video to see how easy these come together!

shredded beef in a pototo with cheese

BBQ Beef Stuffed Potatoes

Boneless chuck roast gets an amazing spice and herb rub, is rendered beyond tender and is bathed in an amazing BBQ sauce that all gets stuffed in a baked potato. Top with cheddar cheese and green onions and you have a meal.

I first saw this recipe in a Cooking Light magazine as I waited to get my teeth cleaned about a month ago at my dentist’s office.

YES, it’s true and you are not reading that wrong. It can be done. They get cooked just fine. The are tender and fluffy on the inside. They just don’t have that crispy outside like a baked version.

Barbecue Beef or Pulled Pork?

Not only is this a fantastic new BBQ beef recipe (I usually do pork) the idea of the potatoes getting cooked sitting on top of the chuck roast in a slow cooker intrigued me. The shredded BBQ beef is a great switch up from pulled pork, but by all means go for it. Although I ask you give this a try first. 🙂

overhead photo of Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Stuffed Potatoes

What kind of potato to use for stuffing?

The fall apart tender beef is so darn good. I am in love with this one and while I love a good baked potato that is all fluffy and has a crispy skin, this was completely cooked through and tender. For me it has to be a russet.

I made beef stuffed potato this twice to adjust seasoning to my tastes, and since it’s just the two of us, I used larger potatoes than the 4 ounce size the recipe recommended.  On the second try I actually popped the russet potatoes in a preheated oven to crisp up on the outside a bit.

The chuck roast renders itself down and falls apart with very little effort with two forks. Check out the video to see how easy this is to make.

side shot of Beef Stuffed Potatoes wit fork on white plate

What kind of toppings?

  • sour cream
  • fresh shredded cheddar cheese
  • sliced green onions

For other slow cooker recipes try these

  • Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef Bowls
    I use chunks of beef chuck that were simmered in chipotle, adobo, vinegar, citrus juice and spices with black beans, corn and pickled onions served on top of salad greens.
  • Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Sticky Ribs
    These Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Sticky Ribs are fall off the bone tender and coated in a spectacular Asian inspired sweet and sour sauce.
  • Slow Cooker Flank Steak Street Tacos
    I make this Slow Cooker Flank Steak with fresh onion, garlic, cilantro and salsa. Beyond flavorful, can be used in tacos or enchiladas.

Hope you enjoy this one as much as we did and to think its all made in the slow cooker!

Just pop everything in, go to work and come home to one tasty meat and potato dinner. Enjoy!

BBQ Beef Stuffed Potatoes on a white plate with cheese and green onions


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These Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Stuffed Potatoes are a perfect one pot meal made in the slow cooker. A wet rubbed chuck roast with BBQ sauce and the potatoes!

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Stuffed Potatoes

5 from 3 votes
These Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Stuffed Potatoes are a perfect one pot meal made in the slow cooker. A wet rubbed chuck roast with BBQ sauce and the potatoes! Adapted from a Cooking Light recipe by Julia Levy.
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 20 minutes



  • Trim the ends from the red onion and slice vertically. Place in a slow cooker that has been coated with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, tomato paste, Worcestershire Sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir to mix and rub evenly on both sides of the boneless chuck roast. Place roast on top of red onions.
  • Rub potatoes with oil or bacon fat and season all over with salt and pepper. Wrap each potato in parchment paper (See Note 2) and place on top of roast. Cover with lid and cook on Low for 8 hours.
  • Shred the cheddar cheese and slice the green onion. Set aside.
  • Remove lid and potatoes. Shred BBQ beef with fork and stir with cooking sauce and onions.
  • Unwrap each potato and slice opening on top. Using a fork, fluff potato inside. (See Note 3) Top each potato with 1/2 cup BBQ beef mixture, tablespoon of sour cream, shredded cheese and green onions. Serve immediately.



  1. 2 medium or 1 large red onion should be fine for 2 cups total.
  2. Be sure to use parchment paper and not aluminum foil which adds a slightly metallic taste.
  3. If you want the potatoes skin crispy, pop in a 450°F oven for 10-15 minutes.
  4. FYI -  If you're converting meat from a slow cooker to an Instant Pot, follow this rule: if the meat dish cooks in eight hours on low or four hours on high in the slow cooker, it will cook in 25-30 minutes in the Instant Pot. Make sure the Instant Pot setting reads "sealing" and not "venting" to ensure it's cooked properly.


Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 848mg | Potassium: 1602mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 18.5mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 5.6mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American, Western
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    1. Hi Tara! No this is exactly how it should be. The onions break down and as with most slow cooker recipes, it does get steamy. There will be plenty of moisture as it cooks and the BBQ rub will flavor all. Just shred it all up in the resulting liquid and top the potatoes.

      1. 5 stars
        this looks amazing! what if i used this as an instant pot recipe? would i use the same amount of onions?

  1. Stuffed baked potatoes are the best (Well just figured out I haven’t made any for a long time). This combo of beef, onions, cheddar, and sour cream is irresistibly good, Kevin!

    1. Thanks Ben, I have also made these with smaller red potatoes and they are just as good… probably better! 🙂

  2. Oh, I could totally get on board with this one, Kevin! We often put pulled pork on baked potatoes, but I don’t think I’ve ever gone with the BBQ beef. That needs to happen! And good tips on the slow cooker. Believe it or not, but slow cooker season will be here soon.

    1. Thanks Dave. My slow cooker and Instant Pot have been getting used big time (grill too!) it’s just been too hot out here to cook inside!

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe looks sooooo delicious! I have never slow cooked anything before, but I think this will be my first try. Thank you for sharing it!

    1. Give it a go and let me know how it turns out or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask Diego. Cheers!

  4. Hey Kevin! These sound delicious and definitely make a meal! In this heat, slow cookers are such a life saver, mine died a couple of weeks ago but as soon as I get another one this meal is going into it!

    1. I love to use it in these HOT months. It’s that or the outside grill! Sorry to read about your slow cooker. Might I suggest an Instant Pot? I love their versatility. Mine is a 7 in 1 and I love it. It has settings for Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm, Yogurt, Pasteurize and Fermented Rice. I mean either the pressure cooker or slow cooker are used at least every other day here. 🙂

      1. Hey Kevin! I have actually been considering an instant pot. My brother in law and his wife just bought a really cool retro trailer which has a small, but functional kitchen and when they were here I got online and showed her instant pots. A week later she emailed me a picture of her and her new pot. I like that they have so many functions. I will do my research and let you know.