CrockPot Po' Boys (or Italian Beef) Sandwiches

Paula Collier Recipe

By Paula Collier christmascookie

Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

Italian Beef is a popular food in these parts. Great on football Sundays.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This dish smelled wonderful while cooking in the crockpot all day. It is a meal all by itself, and just a salad on the side is perfect.


3 lb
beef roast
2 large
onions, chunked
1 jar(s)
pepperocini peppers with juice
2 pkg
mushroom gravy packets
3 Tbsp
italian seasoning
2 1/2 tsp
black pepper
2 Tbsp
minced garlic

Directions Step-By-Step

At the beginning of the day, place roast in large crock pot with chunked onions, garlic, pepper and Italian seasoning and about 2 cups of water. Cook on med-low most of the day until the roast starts falling apart and will easily pull apart with a fork. Remove meat from crock pot, saving all the drippings. Pour in the pepperocini juice from the jar, along with the gravy packets, mix well and let simmer. Tear apart meat with forks (shredding) and put it into the pot as you are tearing apart the meat. Discard all fatty parts.
Once meat is in the juices (should thicken up with the gravy packets) let cook about another hour. Serve on harder long rolls...I prefer a french type, crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. The bread soaks up the gravy. It's especially good with some shredded motzarella or provelone on the sandwich...serve the pepperocinis on the side or in the sandwich.
*A little more flavorful version is to put in the peppers (stems removed) during the cooking process.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Mardi Gras!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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bob schollmeyer BobSch
Sep 29, 2014
Is the juice thin or gravy thick?
Rhonda Edwards tennisotr
Sep 23, 2014
This is one of my favorite things that my Mom makes; she uses beef stock soup for her recipe.
Rhonda Edwards tennisotr
Sep 23, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Jennifer L. conservativemindedcook
Mar 18, 2014
This recipe was fabulous!! I changed it up a bit by browning the beef first in a little olive oil, giving it a good sear. Then sautéed the onions and seasonings in the roast drippings. After that I put it all in the crockpot. The house smelled so good. The recipe does not give the size of jar for pepperoncini peppers so I just used half the peppers and half the juice of a 16 oz jar. It was perfect amount of spice.
Arlene Bergeron Arlene_Bergeron
Mar 15, 2014
I just pinched it, then hit red print box.. worked fine. First time I use this site. Thanks for the great recipes.