Crock Pot Italian Beef (For Sandwiches)

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6h 5m
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"The easiest crock pot Italian Beef. Just dump in the crock pot - cover and cook. I like to shred the beef and return it to the pot to soak up some of the delicious sauce. Add the sliced beef to a hoagie roll and top with provolone cheese; melt and enjoy. I know there are many different variations and recipes out there, but this is one I really enjoy. The beef is also very good used in a pie with other vegetables and the Bisquick "baking mix" topping. Or, if you want something a bit lighter; roll up in your favorite tortilla wrap or in a pita. Also, these are wonderful made for party - serve right out of the crock pot. They are great served on mini slider rolls too. Using shredded mozzarella or cheddar also melts very easy just with the heat of the sauce which makes it easier if serving it buffet style for a party. Either way, they are delicious and easy."

Original is 6-12 servings
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  • Serving Size: 1 (764.1 g)
  • Calories 544.2
  • Total Fat - 9.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 156.1 mg
  • Sodium - 526 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 62.5 g
  • Calcium - 114.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Crock Pot ... Add the roast to the crock pot and add the onions and pepperoncinis around it. Mix the beer or broth, Good Seasons Italian dressing mix, liquid from the pepperoncinis, and tomatoes in a bowl and pour over the roast.

Step 2

Notes: 1) First, I love the beer, it really tenderizes the meat and adds a nice flavor; but broth works equally as well. 2) I like to take the meat out of the refrigerator to let it come to room temp (or take the chill off) before adding it to the crock pot.

Step 3

Peppers ... I like to add a fine diced or minced jalapeno to mine; but, if you don't like too much heat - cut a slit in a jalapeno and add it to the pot. It will add a mild heat; but, not too much.

Step 4

Cook ... Eight (8) to 10 hours on low; 6-8 on high. Please remember, all crock pots tend to cook differently. My older one took almost 12 hours, but my newer larger one cooks much faster; so please take that into consideration.

Step 5

Finish ... Remove the roast from the crock pot to a cutting board, and begin to shred using 2 forks. Return the beef to the crock pot and cook another 10 minutes to absorb some of the wonderful sauce.

Step 6

Serve ... Add the meat to a warm hoagie roll; and, top with the cheese, and a little of the sauce. Extra sauce is great for dipping. ENJOY!


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