Ready in 45 minutes
These are to die for -- rich and flavorful; keeps great in the fridge for munching on through the week as leftovers, and the meat can be used for other things, like burritos or over cooked egg noodles. You can use anywhere from 2 1/2 lb. to 5 lb. roast, depending on the size of your family or how much you want as leftovers. It quickly became a favorite in our house.
Combine water with salt, ground black pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, parsley, garlic powder, bay leaf, and salad dressing mix in a saucepan. Stir well, and bring to a boil. (You can also simply toss it in the microwave and heat for a few minutes). Place roast in slow cooker, and pour salad dressing mixture over the meat. Cover, and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours, or on High for 4 to 5 hours. If cooking on low, at the 8 hour mark, use two forks to shred the meat, and then let it continue the rest of the cooking time (if cooking on high, do at about 1/2 hour left); this allows the flavors to really soak into the meat. When done, remove bay leaf.
This is outstanding served on toasted hoagie rolls; just put your desired amount of the meat on the rolls, and top with your favorite sliced cheese (provolone is outstanding) and broil to melt the cheese.
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onionhead4567Easy to make and delicious! I added a pinch or two of cayenne for a kick, and will probably add more next time, as I couldn't taste it. I broiled cheese in the bread before adding the beef. Also added sautéed bell peppers and onions. Will make again! EDIT: I made them again this morning (August 2016) and think you could definitely use at least a 3 lb roast in here. I cut up my 2.5 roast after removing the grizzle and had a lot of delicious broths liquid left!1m ago
doyonjamThis recipe is simply amazing. Making it again tonight and can't wait for it to be done.4m ago
soly9800Excellent. Use chuck roast--shreds easier. I sauted green & red bell peppers with some purple onion. Topped with Provolone cheese. Very easy to make8m ago
recipe4usA go to favorite!!!!8m ago
jhadlerDelicious and a lot like Buona's!11m ago
Allie_AnnI'm a vegetarian but my boyfriend is not. I made this for him and his 2 brothers and they all had 2 sandwiches. It was a hit! ?? I sautéed bell peppers, onion and jalapeños to add on top also.11m ago
Jessicaschroyer12This has become a regular for our family. Everyone, including some very picky eaters loved this recipe. I don't use the bay leaf and still tastes great.1y ago
jdriemeyerSimple and terrific.1y ago
Jessicaschroyer12Super easy to make and everybody loved it!!!1y ago
brendanpassmore9Was super good. I ran out of hogies so I just ate the meat1y ago