Family-Favorite Italian Beef Sandwiches
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
Usually I follow the recipe on the first try with a recipe but had to adjust for supplies on hand. That said it is an excellent and forgiving recipe. Substituted pork shoulder for the meat and a make it yourself substitute for the Italian dressing mix. Was a bit spicy so may cut back slightly on the peppers next time but will definitely use this one again.
I would give this 10 stars if I could! Absolutely delicious - super flavorful, easy to throw together, and makes enough for a small crowd. We will definitely be making this again! The only change I made was to decrease the amount of pepperoncinis called for, and I left them whole. I thought the amount called for in the recipe might make it too spicy for my kids.
AMAZING!!! I didn't freeze the roast - I just assembled it the night before in a freezer bag and let it marinate overnight. We did use a smaller roast (2.75lbs) so we had a lot of reserve liquid when we were done, but no big deal - just drained it before packing it away. Definitely making this again!!!
This made a pretty good sandwich, but I also didn't care too much for the flavor. Not sure if it was the pepperoncini or the salad dressing mix, but it just didn't have the flavor that I was hoping for. I added sauteed mushrooms and provolone to the top of the sandwich, and then put it under the broiler, which definitely improved it.
My husband and I both did not like the flavor of it. We didn't like the spice combination. I really think it can be a great recipe for others, it just didn't suit our taste.
My husband saw this recipe in the magazine and tried it. He went strictly by the recipe and we thought it was delicious. Over the Christmas holiday our family had a crock pot dinner and we made this. Everyone there thought it was really good. When you put the beef on the bun add a little of the juice with it, yum. This recipe is a keeper.
When I saw this recipe in the latest issue of Simple and Delicious I could not wait to try it! I've never tried freezer to crock pot cooking before but I knew if this recipe was in Simple and Delicious it had to be good. It just doesn't get any easier than this. All I can say is it was AWESOME!! The only change I made was to drain the pepperoncini, tomatoes, and onion from the crock pot and add to the beef instead of putting the beef back into the crock pot. Adding a little mayo and melting a slice of provolone or mozzarella cheese on the bun is delicious too. This recipe is definitely a keeper and will replace all of my other beef sandwich recipes.