Slow Cooker Italian Beef – use your crock pot to make these super tender Italian Beef Sandwiches. Cooks all day in great spices, for a tender and flavorful dinner.
I did not grow up having Italian beef sandwiches, it just wasn’t something my mom made. But my mother in law did, so when I met my husband they became something we had a family functions or times when we had to feed a large group.
And let me just say, my family was missing out! These are so easy to make in the slow cooker and a huge crowd pleaser!
Whether you call it slow cooker Italian beef for Crock pot Italian beef it doesn’t matter, you get one tender, juicy, and delicious sandwich. With just 5 minutes of prep work, you will walk in at the end of the day with dinner being done and waiting for you!
What You’ll Need
- Chuck Roast
- Beef Broth
- Italian Dressing Mix
- Black Pepper
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Basil
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Bay Leaf
How To Make Crockpot Italian Beef
- Start by placing your chuck roast in the base of your crockpot
- In a liquid measuring cup combine the broth with all of your spices. Pour over the chuck roast
- Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 6-7 hours.
- Once the beef is tender, use 2 forks to shred and serve.
Can I Make Italian Beef In The Instant Pot
Yes, absolutely! The recipe amounts doesn’t change at all. It is very similar process to these Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches. You place the whole chuck roast (3-4 pounds) in the base of your instant pot. Add the rest of the ingredients, and set the pressure to 100 minutes. After the 100 minutes is up, let it naturally release for 20 minutes, and then remove the lid.
You can shorten the cook time to 55 minutes, if you cut up the roast into 2-3 inch pieces. Either way, you will get the most tender and delicious beef!
What Goes On Italian Beef
Italian beef is most often served on a hoagie or sub type bun. In my family my husband always add banana peppers. I like to add sauteed mushrooms. And then you have to have cheese! Provolone is our favorite, but you can use whatever you like. Or you could top with peppers and onions like these Fajita Veggies.
What Goes With Italian Beef
Italian Beef is one of those things that is great to make ahead and have in the fridge or freezer for any day of the week. You can refrigerate for up 4-5 days and reheat in the crockpot or even a saucepan. But you can also freeze it!
Freeze in an airtight container for 4-5 months. Then when you are ready to serve, let it thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating in the crockpot or on the stove top.
More Easy Dinner Recipes
- Creamy Tomato Soup
- Thai Peanut Noodles
- Lemon Shrimp & Grits
- Beef Chili
- Bourbon Chicken
- Beef Enchilada Casserole
- BBQ Chicken Wrap
- Chicken Stuffed Shells
- 3 pound Beef Chuck Roast
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 packages Italian Salad Dressing Mix
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 bay leaf
- Place the chuck roast into the slow cooker.
- In a bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined. Pour over beef roast.
- Cover and set on low for 8-10 hours.
- Shred and serve on buns
You can freeze the leftovers, and reheat in the crockpot, microwave, or stovetop later.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 336Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 113mgSodium 401mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 34g
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