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crock pot italian beef sandwiches

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Brandi Kirkpatrick
Burley, ID

So, I get sick of pulled pork (sorry) and I was "voluntold" to be the first to make the Christmas lunches for the teaching staff. I had seen various Chicago Italian Beef recipes and thought I would give it a try. This was a HUGE success! I personally like this meat with sauted onions, provolone, pepperoncini, homemade horseradish mayo, and AMAZING sub rolls. However, Romero (who has known me since I was knee-high to a grasshopper) said it was good enough to pair with tortillas and homemade salsa (which is a HUGE compliment)!

(1 rating)
yield 10 -12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 12 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For crock pot italian beef sandwiches

  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1 tsp
    onion salt
  • 2-4 c
    beef broth
  • 1-2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2
    cubes beef bouillon
  • 1 tsp
    parsley (or 1 punch fresh, added with peppers/onions)
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 pkg
    dried italian salad dressing mix
  • 5 lb
    rump/chuck roast
  • 1 jar
    pepperoncini peppers, whole and liquid
  • 2
    green and red sweet pepper, sliced
  • 1
    onion, sliced and halved
  • 1 lb
    provolone cheese, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 jar
    pepperoncini peppers, slices (optional)
  • 12
    crusty sub rolls
  • horseradish mayonnaise (optional)

How To Make crock pot italian beef sandwiches

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan, over medium heat; combine pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, beef broth, parsley, garlic powder, bay leaf salad dressing mix, and beef bouillon cubes. Stir well and bring just to a boil.
  • 2
    Place roast in a slow cooker and pour mixture over the roast. Pour jar of pepperoncini and liquid over roast. Cover and cook on low setting for 10-12 hours on low or high for 4-5 hours. Once cooked through remove bay leaf, shred and return to the juice for about an hour.
  • 3
    Last hour, add sliced peppers. Assemble sandwiches.