Juicy, flavorful Crock Pot Italian Beef sandwiches are slow cooked with simple ingredients until fall-apart tender then piled high on toasty buns and topped with gooey cheese. Super easy hands-off meal and great for game day too!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Crock Pot, Crockpot Italian Beef Sandwiches, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 8hours
Total Time 8hours5minutes
1(16 ounce) jar Chicago style Giardiniera
1(16 ounce) jar sliced Pepperoncini
1teaspoonred pepper flakes
½teaspoon garlic powder
8-12French rolls or hoagie rolls
8-12slices Mozzarella or Provolone cheese
Place beef roast in the slow cooker.
Top with Giardiniera, Pepperoncinis, broth, and seasonings. Stir to combine.
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, until beef is cooked through
When beef is cooked through, remove from slow cooker and shred. Return to slow cooker in juices.
On a roll, add beef and a slice of cheese. Broil for about 1 minute, until cheese is melted and bread is slightly toasted.
Dunk sandwich in the au jus (the juices in the Crock pot) if desired, or serve sandwich with a side of the au jus.
Nutrition facts do not include bread or cheese.
You can substitute au jus seasoning and Italian seasoning (in the packet) instead of the listed spices and seasonings if you're in a time crunch.
Be sure to use sturdy bread to hold up these juicy sandwiches! I recommend looking for hoagie rolls in the bakery section of your grocery store.
Storage: Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove-top with a little bit of au jus added to keep the meat tender.
Freezer Directions: To freeze before cooking, add all ingredients to a freezer bag. Seal and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before transferring to the slow cooker and following the remaining recipe. To freeze cooked meat, let beef cool completely. Transfer to a freezer bag or container with juices. Label and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating in the microwave or on the stove.