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Easy Italian Beef Sandwiches

These party-sized sandwiches make the meal! Just add your favorite Italian salad on the side. If you like, top the sandwiches with some sliced provolone. —Troy Parkos, Verona, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) sliced pepperoncini, undrained
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) Italian bread, split


  • Cut roast in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning, cayenne and pepper. Add water. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove roast; shred meat with 2 forks and return to the slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the pepperoncini, peppers, garlic, soup mix and Worcestershire sauce; pour over meat. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour or until peppers are tender.
  • Spoon beef mixture over the bottom halves of bread; replace bread tops. Cut each loaf into 6 sandwiches.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 428 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 661mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

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