Shredded Italian Beef on a long roll with giardiniera and melted cheese.
CrockPot Italian Beef Sandwich Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins

Slow braised beef is served with hot giardiniera, banana peppers and a tangy sauce, this easy Italian Beef Sandwich is simple to make and amazing!

Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: italian beef sandwich, roast beef, slow cooker beef
Servings: 10
Calories: 555 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 lb Boneless Chuck Roast
  • 8 ounces bottle Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 cup banana pepper rings
  • 1 cup chopped Giardiniera
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 10 long rolls
  • 1/2 lb sliced provolone cheese
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chuck roast on all sides with salt and pepper.

  2. Add the roast to the pan and cook until golden brown. Turn the roast over and cook until browned. Transfer to the slow cooker.

  3. Add the dressing, 1/2 the banana peppers, 1/2 the giardiniera, stock and italian seasoning to the slow cooker.

  4. Cover and cook the beef for 4 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low.

  5. Remove the roast from the slow cooker and transfer to a platter. Skim the broth to remove some of the fat that floats to the top and discard. Shred the beef with two forks and return to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.

  6. Continue cooking for 30 minutes so the beef can soak up the juices.

  7. Serve the beef on long rolls with the reserved peppers and giardiniera. Top with cheese, if desired.

Recipe Notes

The Italian Beef can be made up to 48 hours in advance. To serve you can return it to the slow cooker and reheat or just heat in the microwave.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
CrockPot Italian Beef Sandwich Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 1231mg54%
Potassium 499mg14%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 34IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 14mg78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.