Shredded Hickory BBQ Beef Sandwiches {Kraft Recipe Makers} and a Giveaway!


Kraft Recipe Makers BBQ Beef Sandwiches Anyone out there looking for an unbelievably simply yet incredibly delicious dinner entree, look no further because these will have you covered. These sandwiches are restaurant quality and seem as though they took much more effort and a list of countless ingredients. Rather, these begin with KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS, which does the hard part for you. The one I chose to prepare is the Hickory BBQ Beef and honestly, it created a wonderful entree my entire family loved. I couldn’t believe the minimal effort it required on my part. My family was headed out to the museum for the day, so I spent about 2 minutes adding the beef and the simmer sauce to the slow cooker and I let it cook while we were gone, and came home eight hours later to a meal that was basically waiting for us. All I had left to do was shred the beef and stir in the Finishing Sauce and we had dinner ready in a number of minutes. I love when I can come home to something delicious simmering away in the slow cooker.

Kraft Recipe Makers BBQ Beef SandwichesKraft Recipe Makers BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Normally I stray away from packaged products but I’m quickly becoming a big fan of these. These BBQ Beef Sandwiches reminded us of some we’ve had while dining out at a restaurant. I couldn’t stop snatching up little pieces of the meat to enjoy while I was taking pictures. The meat is so tender and the sauce is so perfect. I love that it has such a depth of flavor and I didn’t have to do all the work of preparing and simmering the sauces. KRAFT really had such a fabulous idea with these kits. They come in nine varieties and each variety comes with three recipes so you can try out many different creations, or even create you own spin. Each kit comes with two sauces and you just add your fresh ingredients and you’ll have one of the easiest dishes you’ve ever made in no time. These are perfect for weeknight meals, we all know how little time can seem to be left some days to prepare dinner so I’d recommend keeping a few of these on hand. They are set to impress and no one needs to know you didn’t make it from scratch. Enjoy!



Enter to win a $1,000 Visa gift card! All you have to do is comment on this post letting me know: What dish would you create with these sauces? Share your recipe ideas using KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS’ two sauces.



No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Pin an image on Pinterest that either (i) is your favorite two-sauce dish or (ii) is from one of the Promotion’s participating blog posts, including exactly the following unique term in the Description field: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that pin in a comment on this post

c) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

d) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

e) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 9/23/13 – 10/27/13.



Shredded Hickory BBQ Beef Sandwiches {Kraft Recipe Makers}


  • 1 (2 1/2 lb) boneless chuck, round or shoulder roast
  • 1 (17.6 oz) KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Hickory BBQ Beef
  • 7 sandwich buns , split
  • Shredded cheddar or provolone cheese , for serving (optional)
  • Red pepper flakes , for serving (optional)


  1. Place beef in a slow cooker and top with Simmer Sauce. Cover slow cooker and cook beef on LOW heat for 8 hours.
  2. 20 minutes before serving, transfer beef to a cutting board and allow to rest 5 minutes, then using two forks, shred into bite size pieces.
  3. Drain and reserve liquid from slow cooker and set aside.
  4. Return shredded beef to slow cooker then pour in Finishing Sauce and toss to evenly coat, adding in some of the reserved liquid to thin sauce to reach desired consistency. Increase slow cooker heat to HIGH, cover slow cooker and cook mixture 10 minutes longer. Serve in buns sprinkled lightly with red pepper flakes to taste if desired and optional shredded cheese.


  • Mami2jcn: I would make pot roast in my slow cooker with the New England Pot Roast Recipe Maker. September 23, 2013 at 6:47am Reply

  • Mami2jcn: pinned– September 23, 2013 at 6:48am Reply

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme: I have not tried this one yet, but it certainly looks yummy! I have become quite a fan of these too. Last week I made the Chicken Florentine Pasta and if was incredible! I have a few more to try, I think this will be the next one. :) September 23, 2013 at 7:15am Reply

  • Linda K.: I would actually like to use the sauces in the recipe you tried. :) September 23, 2013 at 7:52am Reply

  • Linda K.: I tweeted: September 23, 2013 at 7:54am Reply

  • Elisa: the Kraft Asian Fish Tacos sounds so intriguing– I could use it with rice or Thai vermicelli noodles too! September 23, 2013 at 8:33am Reply

  • Michelle: I would use the BBQ for a BBQ Lentils recipe I found; and I’d use the enchilada verde for my eggplant enchiladas! September 23, 2013 at 9:45am Reply

  • Margot C: Actually I have already created a dish with a KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS kit. I took the Sweet and Sour Chicken one and used a slab of salmon and some frozen pineapple ‘chips that I had. I put in frozen peas and topped with chopped cashews – pretty awesome actually. September 23, 2013 at 10:25am Reply

  • Margot C: I posted a tweet: September 23, 2013 at 10:50am Reply

  • Amy: Looks great! The Verde Chicken Enchilada sauce looks like it would be perfect to use to make a slow cooker chicken enchilada soup! September 23, 2013 at 10:54am Reply

  • Kirsten: The Verde Chicken Enchilada looks amazing… I’m sold! September 23, 2013 at 10:57am Reply

  • Elena: I would make veggies and chicken stir fry using Kraft sweet and sour sauce September 23, 2013 at 11:12am Reply

  • Elena: pinned- September 23, 2013 at 11:16am Reply

  • T. girl: that sandwich looks delish!!! thanks for such a great giveaway! September 23, 2013 at 1:27pm Reply

  • Debby: I tried the Chicken Brushcetta – it was great. I am going to try more. Was thinking tacos for dinner – maybe I will have to check that one out. September 23, 2013 at 1:29pm Reply

  • Debbie Smith: Sllw cooker port butt with some orange juice, touch of vinegar and bbq sauce. September 23, 2013 at 1:31pm Reply

  • TrishInFL: I’ve already made the chicken bruschetta pasta, and it was delicous! September 23, 2013 at 1:33pm Reply

  • Geraldine: I would use the Verde chicken enchilada and the hickory beef. These are both dinners my whole family likes. I can’t wait to try them!! September 23, 2013 at 1:34pm Reply

  • TrishInFL: September 23, 2013 at 1:35pm Reply

  • Jennifer Thompson: The Verde Chicken Enchiladas look fantastic. September 23, 2013 at 1:45pm Reply

  • Jocelyn: I don’t ordinarily use prepared mixes, but I would give this recipe a try! September 23, 2013 at 1:49pm Reply

  • Katie: I would make the Sweet and Sour Chicken with some rice. September 23, 2013 at 1:54pm Reply

  • Nicole S: I would try the pot roast mix. That sounds perfect on these cool fall days. September 23, 2013 at 1:55pm Reply

  • Katie: I tweeted! September 23, 2013 at 1:55pm Reply

  • Sherri traxler: The obvious choice with the kraft receipe maker BBQ sauce is to mix with chicken! Shredded chicken sandwiches, wraps, or even a chicken BBQ pizza! Mmmm! September 23, 2013 at 2:12pm Reply

  • Joanie: I would use the verde chicken but sunstitute salmon September 23, 2013 at 2:41pm Reply

  • Suzanne Marino: I would make the Sweet and Sour Chicken with some brown rice. Yum! September 23, 2013 at 2:43pm Reply

  • Alaina: I would make the Sweet and sour chicken, but sub in some tofu! September 23, 2013 at 3:27pm Reply

  • Ellen: I would make exactly this dish! Love bbq sandwiches! Or a bbq salad. Just fresh salad with ranch/bbq dressing, and shredded beef on top. September 23, 2013 at 3:30pm Reply

  • Ellen: Pinned it,!!! September 23, 2013 at 3:32pm Reply

  • Janet T: Sweet and Sour Chicken would be a perfect recipe for my family. September 23, 2013 at 3:34pm Reply

  • Alison: Would definitely make the verde chicken enchiladas. September 23, 2013 at 3:37pm Reply

  • Lin Franklin: I made the New England Pot Roast Recipe Maker last week and my husband loved it! I will be trying the Verde Enchilada mix next since we love Mexican food. September 23, 2013 at 3:40pm Reply

  • Linda c: With a big boy in my home along with his friends this would be perfect to have ready for them before a football game. Going to try it this weekend. I also want to too them with coleslaw. Wondering how that would be. Hmm. September 23, 2013 at 3:59pm Reply

  • Andrea D.: I would like to make the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita recipe. Thanks for the chance to enter. September 23, 2013 at 4:28pm Reply

  • Andrea D.: I pinned the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita: September 23, 2013 at 4:29pm Reply

  • Marian: I’ve been on a fish taco kick lately-Asian sounds great! September 23, 2013 at 5:03pm Reply

  • Bryn: September 23, 2013 at 5:26pm Reply

  • Martha in KS: The Verde Chicken Enchiladas looks like something that the family would enjoy. September 23, 2013 at 5:26pm Reply

  • Bryn: BBQ beef and smoked Gouda pizza September 23, 2013 at 5:27pm Reply

  • Darla: l would make the barbecue beef and serve it with Grits! Yum! September 23, 2013 at 5:50pm Reply

  • Susan Broughton: I think I would make the Sweet and Sour Chicken one. I love sauces that really touch all your taste buds September 23, 2013 at 6:10pm Reply

  • Amy A.: I actually made this!!!! Well, I used pork instead of the beef because that was what was on sale at the store that week. :) But, I made this several weeks ago and my whole family loved it! I think that I served it with fresh corn on the cob and some baked beans. Super easy! The leftovers were fantastic too! I’d highly recommend these Kraft sauces. September 23, 2013 at 6:11pm Reply

  • Heather: I would make the Florentine-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine mix. September 23, 2013 at 6:15pm Reply

  • Heather: I pinned September 23, 2013 at 6:18pm Reply

  • Allison C: I would use the verde enchiladas sauce with some black beans and veggies to make a soup. I would use the BBQ sauce on some smoked chicken. September 23, 2013 at 6:55pm Reply

  • Elin: Chicken cacciatore! September 23, 2013 at 7:23pm Reply

  • Heather: I would love to make Florentine-Stuffed Chicken Breasts using the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine. September 23, 2013 at 7:47pm Reply

  • Corisa: I’d love to make shredded beef for quesadillas or burrito bowls! September 23, 2013 at 8:21pm Reply

  • Mimi: I would make the chicken cacciatore! September 23, 2013 at 9:25pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: What an amazing sandwich! I could eat this every single day! And thanks for the amazing giveaway. I would love to make the sweet and sour chicken – it’s my favorite Chinese take-out dish! September 23, 2013 at 11:03pm Reply

  • Renee: Oh wow, it’s so hard to pick because they all look so good! I think the first one I would try would have to be the Sweet and Sour Chicken. September 23, 2013 at 11:05pm Reply

  • Renee: I tweeted: September 23, 2013 at 11:07pm Reply

  • Shannon: Oh I would for sure use the chicken verde sauce to make quesadillas. September 24, 2013 at 4:17am Reply

  • Victoria Dugan: I would make my husband’s delicious steak burritos. He uses a combination of BBQ sauces & fresh pico de gallo. It is delicous. September 24, 2013 at 7:15am Reply

  • Nicole Rodeback: We would love to try the hickory BBQ and sweet and sour chicken. But really I would love to try a lot more. I have not seen these so I’m super excited to go out and try them! Thank you! September 24, 2013 at 8:05am Reply

  • Nicole Rodeback: I pinned to my recipe and giveaway boards but here is on of the links. September 24, 2013 at 8:08am Reply

  • Danita: I do love a shredded BBQ sandwich so I will definitely have to try that one. I am also a sucker for enchiladas so the chicken verde enchiladas are on my list! Can you tell that I am from Texas? September 24, 2013 at 8:24am Reply

  • Theresa: Tweeted about giveaway here September 24, 2013 at 10:08am Reply

  • Theresa: I like the hickory BBQ beef but would probably make it with pork and the chicken bruschetta pasta sounds good too. September 24, 2013 at 10:15am Reply

  • portia: I would definitely do the BBQ hickory sandwich! I LOVE BBQ and that looks soooo easy and delicious! September 24, 2013 at 10:46am Reply

  • Deb: There are some days when an easy to prepare and quick to the table dinner is required! The Asian Fish Tacos are a recipe my family would enjoy at the end of a busy day! September 24, 2013 at 11:26am Reply

  • Meg Hobbs: Tuscan Stuffed Flank Steak sounds delicious! September 24, 2013 at 12:13pm Reply

  • sara: Yum! I think the sweet and sour package sounds awesome and I’d love to do a tofu-veggie stir fry with it! September 24, 2013 at 12:21pm Reply

  • Nikki: I would try the chicken bruschetta pasta w/eggplant instead of chicken September 24, 2013 at 2:39pm Reply

  • Nikki: September 24, 2013 at 2:44pm Reply

  • Heather Miller: I would make a BBQ chicken pasta! September 24, 2013 at 3:39pm Reply

  • Dorothea: I’d use the Verde Chicken Enchilada sauce to make a dip with roast chicken, sour cream, etc. September 24, 2013 at 7:20pm Reply

  • Theresa S: I have not seen these before, but will be looking for the New England Pot Roast sauces to create the Beef Stroganoff recipe on Kraft’s website. My own version uses cream cheese. It think this is going to be a more flavorful and lower calorie meal. September 25, 2013 at 7:58am Reply

  • Theresa S: I tweeted: September 25, 2013 at 8:31am Reply

  • Barb: I would use the sweet and sour chicken one to make chicken and noodles September 25, 2013 at 1:48pm Reply

  • D SCHMIDT: I would make a Mexican Cornbread Casserole with the Verde Chicken Enchilada variety. September 26, 2013 at 1:24pm Reply

  • D SCHMIDT: Tweeted September 26, 2013 at 1:25pm Reply

  • Melanie: These BBQ beef sandwiches would be inhaled at my house!!! My big boys would chow on these gratefully! This is football food :) September 26, 2013 at 5:58pm Reply

  • Natasha: These sound amazing! I would do a sweet and sour stir fry over rice! September 26, 2013 at 6:53pm Reply

  • Natasha: I pinned! September 26, 2013 at 6:58pm Reply

  • kesha: I would make the beefy burritos using the tex-mex chicken fajita Kraft Recipe Makers September 27, 2013 at 3:40am Reply

  • kesha: I tweeted this giveaway! September 27, 2013 at 3:42am Reply

  • rachel: I’d make a yummy dip for chips! September 27, 2013 at 7:30am Reply

  • Jessica S: I would use the Sweet & Sour Recipe Makers as a sauce for ground chicken or ground turkey and then use that for lettuce wraps!! YUM. September 27, 2013 at 11:35pm Reply

  • Lisa Brown: I would make a tortellini and vegetable dish with the sauces.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com September 28, 2013 at 3:40pm Reply

  • Lisa Brown: tweet –
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com September 28, 2013 at 3:43pm Reply

  • laura: I would love to try the CHICKEN CACCIATORE. I think I would serve it over a thicker linguine type of noodle. Makes me hungry just thinking about it. September 29, 2013 at 11:27am Reply

  • Sara: Definitely slow cooker pork! All you’d need is the meat, root beer, and the Kraft sauce. Yum! September 29, 2013 at 6:42pm Reply

  • sharonjo: I would use the Verde Chicken sauces to make a baked chicken and penne pasta, maybe add in artichokes. Thanks! September 29, 2013 at 8:31pm Reply

  • Jennifer B.: I would use the Chicken Verde Recipe Maker to make my white (chicken) chili with a bit of a twist. October 5, 2013 at 8:13am Reply

  • Debbie B: i would like making the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine October 7, 2013 at 7:10pm Reply

  • Debbie B: i posted a tweet: October 7, 2013 at 7:11pm Reply

  • Sydney: I would use this to make some nice, Texas-style brisket. Nothing shows off a good sauce quite like that October 9, 2013 at 1:54am Reply

  • Janice Cooper: I would make chicken enchiladas and would use the Verde Chicken Enchiladas October 12, 2013 at 7:18pm Reply

  • Janice Cooper: October 12, 2013 at 7:19pm Reply

  • Erica Best: the Verde Chicken Chili sound good October 13, 2013 at 7:03pm Reply

  • LAMusing: I’d make the Sweet and Sour chicken with the Sesame Ginger simmer sauce and the Sweet and Sour Pineapple finishing sauce. I’d add chunks of pineapple and snap peas. October 16, 2013 at 4:35pm Reply

  • Norma: These look great! I’d like to try to make Chicken Cacciatore. I could also use the Lemon Oregano sauce for Greek grilled chicken sprinkled with feta. October 16, 2013 at 4:36pm Reply

  • Deb moretti: I would make a yummy pot roast with carrots, potatoes, and onions using the New England PotRoast sauces October 19, 2013 at 4:18pm Reply

  • Deb moretti: Pin October 19, 2013 at 4:21pm Reply

  • Amy Tong: Yum! mouth watering dish! I would create a creamy beef pasta bake for my family. going to make things quick and easy with jazz up flavor with these Kraft’s sauces for sure.

    thank you for sharing yours.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it October 19, 2013 at 11:39pm Reply

  • Amy Tong: Pinned:

    amy [at] utry [dot] it October 19, 2013 at 11:40pm Reply

  • Wild Orchid: I would use the sweet and sour chicken mix to make sweet and sour meatballs!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com October 20, 2013 at 10:24am Reply

  • Wild Orchid: tweet- October 20, 2013 at 10:26am Reply

  • maria cantu: I would use the verde chicken enchilada one because enchiladas are my favorite mexican food. October 22, 2013 at 12:21pm Reply

  • steph: id make asian tacos with the sweet and sour chicken! October 24, 2013 at 5:21pm Reply

  • Deb moretti: I would use the same sauces you did. I would use it with a pork roast cooked in the crock pot. I would serve on Hawaiian rolls with cole slaw. October 26, 2013 at 9:56pm Reply

  • Betty C: I want to try the New England Pot Roast sauces to make Beef Stroganoff. It’s one of our family favorites and I’d love to make it a bit easier. October 27, 2013 at 12:29am Reply

  • Betty C: Tweet – October 27, 2013 at 12:30am Reply

  • angie lilly: I would use the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine to make some mean 3-cheese tortellini with seitan! mmmm! October 27, 2013 at 8:28am Reply

  • Amanda Sakovitz: I would love to make the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine with fresh herbs~ October 27, 2013 at 9:31am Reply

  • Amanda Sakovitz: October 27, 2013 at 9:31am Reply

  • Sarah L:
    Thanks for the contest. October 27, 2013 at 3:51pm Reply

Add your comment:

Copyright 2011-2017 Cooking Classy
Design by cre8d