So I know I say this a lot, but the things I type out and present to you are “The Best” that I have found for that category of recipes so far. (It’s always subject to change!) So, with that being said, here we go:
These Italian Beef Sandwiches, made conveniently in the crock pot, are THE BEST shredded sandwiches I have ever had.
EVER. EVER. EVER.
We adore all the wonderful seasonings called for in this recipe. If you stay home all day, beware, your mouth will be watering as you await the supper hour. And you might be tempted to lift the lid and snitch, but don’t, you are stronger than that. It’ll be oh-so worth it!
Oh, and no skipping the butter toasted bun and broiled provolone cheese, they are non-negotiable! Yum.
Without further ado…..THE BEST…..
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- 4 cups Beef Broth
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1½ teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1½ teaspoon Oregano
- 1½ teaspoon Basil
- 1½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1½ teaspoon Parsley
- 1½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 whole Bay Leaf
- 2 envelopes Italian Salad Dressing Mix (1 Ounce Packets)
- 3 pounds Chuck Roast, thawed
- 8 whole Wheat Hoagie Buns, 1 Side Buttered
- 8 pieces Of Sliced Provolone Cheese
- Butter for buns
Combine broth with salt, ground black pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, parsley, garlic powder, bay leaf, and salad dressing mix in a saucepan. Stir well, and bring to a boil.
Trim fat and place roast in slow cooker, and pour salad dressing mixture over the meat. Cover, and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours, or on High for 4 to 5 hours. If cooking on low, at the 8 hour mark, remove bay leaf and use two forks to shred the meat, and then leave lid off for the rest of the cooking time (if cooking on high, do this with about 1/2 hour left); this allows the juice to soak into the meat.
Serve shredded meat on toasted hoagie rolls. On a cookie sheet, put your desired amount of meat on the roll bottom, top with provolone cheese. Butter top piece of bread and lay butter side up in the same pan. Broil everything for just a minute to melt the cheese and toast the top bun.
Assemble sandwich and….enjoy!!! Serve with seasoned tater tots and carrot sticks.
Enjoy! It’s so stinkin’ incredible!
Those look wonderful. My mouth was watering just looking at your pictures.
These look SO good….then again, all the recipes you post are on my “to make” list!
Good! 🙂 That’s what I like to hear. I love feedback, so let me know what you think as you make them! These in particular are DELISH!!
I made these for dinner tonight and they were delicious!
I have to say I was worried if I was going to like them or not since in our area Italian Beef is made with fennel and green peppers and also always from a Sirloin tip roast :)..
But you made them sound so good and the photos looked just mouth watering so I went ahead and gave them a shot.
I was happy I did and my husband loved -loved them too!
Still not sure I would call them Italian beef ( around here 🙂 ) but delicious Beef sandwiches for sure.
Thanks so much for sharing a keeper recipe.
I am proud of you for trying it anyhow!!!! 🙂 Hmm, a new name for your sandwich: Shredded provolone beef? Hmm, that sounds like the cheese is shredded. A-stinkin-mazing Easy Shredded Beef Crockpot Sandwiches? That’s a mouth full! Guess I got nothin’! LOL 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment and letting me know what you thought, I love to hear from readers! Have a great weekend! ~Tonya
Oh perfect timing…I am making a HUGE roast this weekend. So this will be great for the next days dinner.
I am so glad you shared it with us on “Made it on Monday”!
I am excited! Bought my ingredients today to put this in the crockpot in the morning-it sounds soooo good!
How was it Mary? Did you do the broiled provolone and butter toasted bun? Mmmm, drooling! T
How funny this thread should pop up again right now since it has been on my mind to leave you another comment..
I just wanted to let you know that this recipe that we have so lovingly named “Cheesy Beef Sandwiches” has become a family favorite for sure:)
I have made it several times sinces my last comment it is my new go to beef sandwich recipe!
Thanks again for this delicious recipe !!
Isn’t that funny!? It has had a LOT of extra attention this week. Makes me wonder who posted it where, you know? Glad you enjoy it! T
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Just a quick question as I have all the ingredients to throw this together tomorrow…..should the roast be frozen or thawed?
Thawed, I’ll go add that to the recipe. Quick get it in a sink of cold water and it’ll give you a nice jump start on the thawing process. I hope you LOVE them like we do!!! 🙂 ~T
Actually, I just bought it so I am relieved to hear it’s not frozen! I was gonna freeze it overnight if I needed to. I will let you know how it goes….it sounds amazing!!
YUM! It was SOOOO good! We all loved it (The husband and two boys). They all gobbled them up after football practice. The only change I made was I used light hamburger buns because it was all I had. I buttered them (kinda defeats the light buns, but I wasn’t going for low cal here) and did everything you said and it just made for smaller sandwiches. Some of us ate two. Not that I would ever tell who…..
Thanks so much. This is going in my rotation!
Yay! Thanks for checking back in. The broiled butter bun and Provolone just make it SO yummy!!!
P.S. No judgment here towards the um, individuals who will remain unamed, that had 2 small sandwiches. You tell them that certain someone’s around our house like them so well they eat two Hoagie sized sandwiches with little to no effort.
Thank you, and also don’t mention I served it again tonight. BUT I added steamed veggies on the side so I am pretty sure that cancels out any butter or cheese.
My husband walked in and saw the sandwich waiting for him (he’s off to practice) on the cookie sheet, with cheese already melted, and he cheered. Arms up and everything.
Off to look at other recipes now!
LOL!!!! I love it!! Yes, veggies totally cancel out the butter and cheese. Ooo, so many yummy choices. Be sure to check out Man Casserole, Taco Pie & Vietnamese fried rice…those are practically top 3 around here. Oh and Korean Noodle bowls.
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Yum yum yum, I do it this way too (very very close)! So good.
This sandwich looks so rich and beefy and cheesy; what’s not to like?
P.S. My husband will be sooo offended if I don’t make this for him!
I’m about to make these! Can’t wait for lunch tomorrow!
This is great but it’s so salty!!! I modified mine the second time I made it and my husband said it’s perfect now! I don’t add salt AT ALL. The beef broth has enough! I use onion and garlic powder and not onion or garlic salt. I switch out the Italian mix for French onion mix and it’s AWESOME!!!! Seriously! Your rescipie altered to reduce salt is PHANOMINAL!!
Sorry to hear that!!! That is so strange that we have never noticed it!!!! I am so glad to hear you were able to modify it, it IS such an incredible meal!!!!!!!! 🙂
Made this for Christmas day. Absolutely delicious. Only revision I made was to add peperoncini slices and substituted one cup of beef broth for one cup peperoncini juice. This will definately be a recipe I’ll use over and over. Thanks for sharing.
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What do you set the Instant Pot on?
I made this Saturday night for my hubby and daughter. It was OMG! I have never had a Chicago style hot Italian beef sandwich before, and I don’t care. I will only make this recipe now. It was THAT GOOD!
I don’t know if these are good yet but they are making my house smell like love.
Whole family loved it, even the 3 and 5 year old. I added green peppers and onions to mine. Delicious.
Recipe is good, definitely don’t skip butter toasted bread!! Also I have used Chuck and top round roasts and found top round roast to be better! Also it definitely needs BOTH salad dressing packets, I added a 16oz jar of pepperoncini (mild) removed stems and added all juice WAS REALLY better! melted sharp provalone Cheese …my family is in love with these! (I can’t do spicy but spicy peppers would zing it alot)!
Thank you for posting!
Just bought the ingredients for it today! Going to put it in the crockpot tomorrow morning! 5$3 boyfriend and I are so excited!
So excited to try this! Question is it 1 and 1/2 teAspoons of just 1/2 teAspoons on the spices? I did the 1 and 1/2. I hope it turns out as good as everyone says!
Sorry it has the dash, I am removing it, thats confusing! It is 1 1/2 of each. Did yoU LOVE THIS?! Mmmm!
I ,made this for a large family gathering. Received MANY good compliments and requestfor the recipe. It is a keeper!!!!
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