crock pot po' boys (or italian beef) sandwiches

★★★★★ 20
a recipe by
Paula Collier
Taylorville, IL

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This dish smelled wonderful while cooking in the Crock Pot all day. It is a meal all by itself, and just a salad on the side is perfect.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 20
serves 10-12
prep time 25 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For crock pot po' boys (or italian beef) sandwiches

  • 3 lb
    beef roast
  • 2 lg
    onions, chunked
  • 1 jar
    pepperocini peppers with juice
  • 2 pkg
    mushroom gravy packets
  • 3 Tbsp
    Italian seasoning
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic

How To Make crock pot po' boys (or italian beef) sandwiches

  • 1
    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, and the juice from the pepperocini peppers. I've sliced the meat in thin slices prior to cooking, but I like the texture of the meat when pulled apart, and less work.
  • 2
    Cook on med-low most of the day until the roast starts falling apart and will easily pull apart with a fork. 8-9 hours until meat pulls apart with a fork.
  • 3
    Remove meat from Crock Pot, saving all the drippings.
  • 4
    In seperate bowl, mix the gravy packets with the water as directed; put meat back in crock pot with the drippings, the gravy mix, stir well and let simmer about 1/2 hour.
  • 5
    Tear apart meat with forks (shredding) and put it into the pot as you are tearing apart the meat. Discard all fatty parts.
  • 6
    Once meat is in the juices (should thicken up with the gravy packets) let cook about another hour.
  • 7
    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 mozzarella or provolone on the sandwich... serve the pepperocinis on the side or in the sandwich.
  • 8
    *A little more flavorful version is to put in the peppers (stems removed) during the cooking process.