Favorite Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Favorite Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Ready in 45 minutes
4.3 avg, 124 review(s) 85% would make again

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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.

"This is SO easy and SO flavorful! What a hit! I started the cooker at home, then took it on the road across the city to my brother and sister-in-law's house. Instead of losing 45 minutes of cooktime to the ride, I plugged it into a AC/DC converter box that plugs into the cigarette lighter. The wattage the cooker pulled was within the limit of the box. Made the van smell SO good. Gives new meaning to food-on-the go. What a great option for tailgating at the football game, too!"

- rosepool

Ingredients

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3 cups water or beef broth; (beef broth adds richness)
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper; ground
1 teaspoon Dried oregano
1 teaspoon Dried basil
1 teaspoon Onion salt
1 teaspoon Dried parsley
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 Bay leaf
2 package dry Italian dressing mix
2 1/2 pound rump roast or chuck roast; (chuck shreds better)

Original recipe makes 5 Servings

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Preparation

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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This was amazing! photo by Kmariemix Kmariemix

Tasty beef roast photo by Ajstallones Ajstallones

photo by mummadoo mummadoo

These are leftovers. OMG some good stuff! photo by cristinakj cristinakj

before...also added a bunch of sweet peppers! delicious!! photo by amandapage5 amandapage5

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I followed the exact instructions and it turned out to be a big hit with my family!!! My husband is from Chicago so it was important for this meal to taste like it came fromchis hometown. I will definitely be making this dish again!!!
trishacodd 3 weeks ago
Delicious!! can't wait to make it again!!
valorieoconnell 1 month ago
Used beef bottom round, turned out pretty good. Lots of spice flavor, I used the one zesty Italian and one mild Italian. Also used beef broth and provolone. Added green peppers at the end. Very good on French bread.
lefponk 1 month ago
skyjazzy 2 months ago
Good stuff, I also added sautéed green peppers, red peppers and onions.
markgooch 2 months ago
We loved it used broth for. Aju I will make again
Cargyle 2 months ago
Turned out awesome! Added pepper jack cheese to the hoagie it was sooo good!!
Callen10 2 months ago
jesstoad1 4 months ago
It was good, not great. I used water and had to add salt at the end. Beef broth probably would have been better. No complaints tho. It was alright.
shelly_carroll 5 months ago
Just okay - prefer a french dip - won't make again.
ParisJ 6 months ago
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