Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef Hoagies
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Simple, but full of flavor!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) beef chuck roast
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 - Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 - hoagie rolls**
  • 8 - slices Provolone cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the beef roast into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Add the crushed tomatoes onto the roast and then sprinkle the Italian seasoning and balsamic vinegar over the top.
  2. 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.
  3. Assemble the hoagies with shredded beef, sauce and slices of Provolone cheese. If preferred, place under the oven broiler to melt the cheese.
  4. Prepare salad.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef Hoagies with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of crushed tomatoes.

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

  • 2 lb. beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 - 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

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 and assemble sandwiches as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when you omit the cheese on the sandwiches.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free option for this meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef Hoagies

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the beef with 2 forks and assemble hoagies with shredded beef and slices of Provolone cheese.
Serve with salad.

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