Italian Beef

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 10m
Ready In

Recipe: #4654

February 18, 2012

Categories: Sandwiches

"This is the best Italian beef I have ever eaten. It is made in the crockpot and is easy as can be to make. It is great to take to potlucks or parties. Our friend’s parents use to run a Bar and Grill and this is one of the food items that they served there. It can be served up many ways: You can serve the beef on the bun with a side serving of the broth to dip the sandwich into, add some shredded pepper jack cheese, more chopped up Pepperoncini peppers, or add slices of onion on the sammie. It’s a great sandwich no matter how you fix it, and it tastes great with an ice cold beer. A good quality sirloin tip roast is the best roast to use, when making this recipe because it has hardly any fat on it at all. Serving size depends on how much meat is put on the sandwich."

Original is 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (187.5 g)
  • Calories 315.4
  • Total Fat - 20.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 89.8 mg
  • Sodium - 217.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.7 g
  • Protein - 25.2 g
  • Calcium - 22 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Add all the ingredients into a crock-pot.

Step 2

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or overnight.

Step 3

Remove the roast from the crockpot onto a cutting board or large plate. Trim and discard, if any, excess fat from cooked beef.

Step 4

Strain the liquid from the crock pot into another bowl to remove the debris.

Step 5

Shred the beef by pulling it apart with 2 forks.

Step 6

Add the liquid and shredded beef back into the cock-pot to keep warm until you’re ready to serve it. It can also be stored in the refrigerator until ready to be served, then be re-heated.

Step 7

Serve the Italian Beef on Hoagie rolls. Store left overs in the refrigerator. The Italian beef also freezes well.


No special items needed.

8 Reviews


This was great. My husband and I both enjoyed this. I haven't had a chance at the leftovers yet, but I'm hoping it gets spicier as it sets. I made this for The AmaZing Race game in the forums. P.S. It is soooo good with pepper jack cheese!


(24 Jul 2023)


Amazing sandwiches! Served from the crock pot topped with melted cheese, mayonnaise and hot pickled pepper relish in French bread rolls. Enjoyed by all!


review by:
(4 Feb 2019)


Oh my this was so yum! I used sub rolls and added Pepper Jack cheese on top. We all ate like piggies!!


review by:
(3 May 2018)


I had a small 2 lb roast so I made half the recipe for me and my daughter. This is so delicious in a nice chewy crusty pretzel roll. Yum!! I will make it again.


review by:
(28 Jan 2015)


A great sandwich for us! The beer and peppers really added to the overall flavor of the beef.


review by:
(1 Sep 2013)


What a delicious sandwich this is! We loved it and I will be making it on a regular basis! We love changing up what we have for sandwiches and this is a great find!


review by:
(29 Mar 2013)

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