Best Italian Beef Sandwiches
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
You know what I love about pepperoncini?? The tanginess and the teensiest “bite” that it gives when you take a bite. They are similar to banana peppers, with a tiny little kick. Not much at all, not enough to turn off your kids or your own palate. This beef roast with the pepperoncini and Italian seasoning makes for an amazing shredded beef!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) beef chuck roast
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 11 - oz. pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 8 - hamburger buns**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - chips**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Slice the white onion into half-moons.
  2. Place the beef roast into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle pepperoncini (with juices) and the sliced onions around and on top of the beef roast. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning and garlic powder over the top.
  3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Once finished cooking, shred the beef with 2 forks and mix into the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the shredded beef, onions and pepperoncini to the buns.
  5. Prepare salad.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Best Italian Beef Sandwiches with salad and chips.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Slice 2 white onions into half-moons.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. beef chuck roast
  • Half of the sliced onions
  • 1 - 11 oz. jar pepperoncini
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. Shred the beef, once cooked, and assemble sandwiches as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free bun or over another gluten-free side dish.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Best Italian Beef Sandwiches

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the beef with 2 forks and assemble sandwiches.
Serve with salad and chips.