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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onionhead4567 6d 8h agoEasy 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!
doyonjam 3m agoThis recipe is simply amazing. Making it again tonight and can't wait for it to be done.
soly9800 7m agoExcellent. Use chuck roast--shreds easier. I sauted green & red bell peppers with some purple onion. Topped with Provolone cheese. Very easy to make
recipe4us 7m agoA go to favorite!!!!
jhadler 10m agoDelicious and a lot like Buona's!
Allie_Ann 10m agoI'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.
Jessicaschroyer12 11m agoThis 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.
jdriemeyer 1y agoSimple and terrific.
Jessicaschroyer12 1y agoSuper easy to make and everybody loved it!!!
brendanpassmore9 1y agoWas super good. I ran out of hogies so I just ate the meat