Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
The beef gets to hang out in the slow cooker all day, soaking in all the amazing flavors. Then you shred up the beef with the peppers and onions…serve it on a bun with some cheese. Drool. DROOL.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) beef chuck roast
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - red bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - cup(s) pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 - packet(s) ranch dressing mix
  • 8 - bolillo or hoagie rolls**
  • 8 - slices Provolone cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Seed and slice the green and red bell peppers. Slice the onion.
  2. Place the beef roast in the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Add the tomato sauce, sliced green and red bell peppers, sliced onions, pepperoncini peppers and Ranch dressing mix.
  3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours.
  4. Once cooked, shred the meat and veggies with 2 forks and combine with the sauce. Spoon the shredded beef onto the bolillo or hoagie rolls. Add slice of cheese on top and microwave to melt, if needed.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Seed and slice 2 green and 2 red bell peppers. Slice 2 small white onions.
  2. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce.

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

  • 2 lbs. chuck or pot roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the canned tomato sauce
  • Half of the sliced green bell pepper
  • Half of the sliced red bell pepper
  • Half of the sliced onions
  • 1 cup pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 packet Ranch dressing mix

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.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the cheese for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served over rice in place of hoagie buns.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the meat and veggies with fork. Spoon shredded beef onto bolillo or hoagie rolls and top with slice of Provolone cheese.
Serve with side salad.

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