Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches, an easy Crock Pot recipe to feed a crowd.

For a mouth-watering, three-napkin, easy feast for a crowd, look no further than Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches. I have made this several times in the fall and winter, for just our family as well as larger family gatherings. It’s a fix-it-and-forget-it kind of meal, with just a couple of simple steps after the Italian Beef has cooked, to make it sandwich-ready.

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Italian Beef

This list of ingredients is based on serving 4 people. It is the perfect size for my husband and I, and our 3 kids, as they generally only eat 1/2 a sandwich. Adjust the size of roast and ingredients for the size of your family or gathering. Just be sure your roast isn’t too large for your slow cooker – if it is, use a 2nd one or borrow from a neighbor!


  • 3-4 lb. chuck roast
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 packets dry Italian dressing mix (I use Good Seasons)
  • 3-4 pepperoncinis + 2 Tbs. juice from jar (try Mezzetta)
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 4+ slices provolone cheese
  • 4 Hoagie buns

Easy peazy directions:

Place roast in slow cooker. Add next 5 ingredients, and pour in enough water to nearly cover roast. Cook on high 3-4 hours, or low 7-8 hours until roast is fork-tender.

During the last 15 minutes, prepare hoagie buns by buttering the inside of the tops and bottoms (I use salted butter), and placing face up on a baking sheet. Broil for 2-3 minutes on low for a nice buttery toast. This adds a rich, salty flavor and helps to minimize a soggy bun.

Keep the bottom half of hoagie buns on the baking sheet. Once roast is fork-tender, chunk up or shred and place a modest amount on bottom half of bun. Top with a slice of provolone cheese, and pop under the broiler for another 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted.

Top your bun and serve piping hot. You can add the juice (au jus) from the slow cooker for dipping, or I drizzle a little on the meat before adding the provolone.


Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches horiz

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  1. Dorothy Teel says

    Oh this sounds wonderful, I wish I could find small Italian bread for this sandwich, I have a hard time finding a bun here in Oklahoma that stands up to the sandwich and the juices, or they fall apart, I like the idea of using the Italian dressing mix in it, I have printed it and the weekend is coming so we will be trying, thank you for sharing

  2. April Farley says

    When I make pot roast I always use Good season Italian seasoning as a tenderizer as well as a flavor booster. I can tell these sandwiches will be to die for yummy! TY for sharing!

  3. lissa crane says

    This looks awesome! It looks like a fabulous weekend lunch to grab and go or serve with chips for the game! This will definitely be on my Super Bowl menu!

  4. says

    This just became my new favorite thing! Holy Moly do these look good! So glad that I stopped by from the home matters link party because these will go perfect with the Lasagna soup that I making tonight! 🙂 I would love for you to stop by my blog to check out my lasagna soup recipe!!


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