Hot Italian Beef Au Jus Sandwiches

Hot Italian Beef Au Jus Sandwiches

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Megan Stewart


Mom and Grandma made Italian Beef often, this recipe was quite similar (they never added banana peppers or cheese, and baked in the oven before putting on the stove to absorb the juice when ready to serve). Having a crockpot version sounded wonderful...thank you to the Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook for the recipe, that I tweaked to make my own!


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10 Min
9 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 4 lb
    chuck roast
  • ·
    sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 small
    yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried italian parsley
  • 1 c
    beef stock
  • 5
    banana peppers, thinly sliced, or to taste
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 8-10
    whole wheat buns (i used the italian bread slider buns from walmart)
  • 8 oz
    fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

How to Make Hot Italian Beef Au Jus Sandwiches


  1. Season beef with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high. Add the beef and brown both sides quickly, about 2 min per side. Decrease the heat to med, add the onion and cook 4 min, until softened. Add garlic, and saute 1 min. Transfer to a 6 qt crockpot, and add the oregano, basil, parsley, banana peppers, and stock. Add a couple healthy grinds of black pepper and cover. Cook on low 9 hours, or until beef is soft and can be pulled apart with a fork. Serve the beef hot on the buns, topped with healthy slice of mozzarella, which will melt with the heat of the beef. Or put it under the broiler for 2 min to also lightly toast the tops of the buns. Serve with a small cup of the jus (the yummy juice left in the crockpot) for dipping.
  2. Note: 6 lbs of beef will fit into the crockpot nicely. I omitted the mozzarella, used 2 onions, 3 T each of seasoning, 2 large spoons of garlic from the jar in the fridge, and 2 forks full of the banana peppers from the jar in the fridge. I also omitted the salt and pepper.

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About Hot Italian Beef Au Jus Sandwiches

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian

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