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BBQ Beef Croissant Sandwich

Smoked BBQ Beef Sandwich Recipe

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This BBQ beef croissant sandwich recipe is a family favorite and it’s easy to make. Serve it on a buttery croissant for the ultimate bite of BBQ. 

  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 sandwiches 1x


  • 4 pound chuck roast 
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 12 oz cherry cola or cherry Dr. Pepper
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce 
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tbsp salt, pepper, garlic powder blend
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos 
  • 1/4 crispy onion straws
  • 8 croissants


  1. Preheat your smoker to 275° F using cherry wood for sweet smoke flavor.
  2. Use yellow mustard as a binder then season the chuck roast on all sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder.
  3. Place the chuck roast on the smoker for 3 hours.
  4. Remove from smoker once the roast reaches an internal temp of 165° F.
  5. Place the roast in the Dutch oven, then add the diced onions, cherry cola.
  6. Put the lid on the Dutch oven then let it braise on low for an additional 2 hours.
  7. After for 2 hours, remove the lid then add the bbq sauce. Let it cook uncovered for another hour until the roast reaches 200° F and is probe tender.
  8. Shred the beef then serve on a croissant with pickled jalapeños and fried onions.
  • Author: Nick Nesgoda
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Smoking and Braising
  • Cuisine: American