Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches are a delicious and easy option for game day gatherings or any casual meal. The key to a perfect Italian Beef Sandwich lies in its components.
The Rolls: Italian hoagie rolls are the top choice. They’re sturdy enough to hold up to the juicy meat and toppings, unlike regular bread which can become soggy.
The Cheese: Provolone is the ideal choice for these sandwiches. Its creamy texture and slight sharpness complement the beef perfectly.
The Seasoning: The mix of oregano, salt, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, black pepper, basil, thyme, and celery salt creates a flavorful base. Along with fresh minced garlic and kosher salt, these seasonings enhance the taste of the beef.
The Meat: Chuck roast is slow-cooked for up to 10 hours with pepperoncini peppers, Giardiniera, Italian dressing mix, and beef broth. This combination results in tender, flavorful meat.
Preparation: The beef is cooked in a Crock Pot with the broth, Italian salad dressing mix, Italian seasoning, pepperoncini, and some of the pepperoncini liquid. It’s cooked on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 5 to 6 hours, until tender.
Serving: Once cooked and tender, the beef is shredded and served on a hoagie bun with melted provolone cheese. This simple preparation results in a sandwich that is not just delicious but also easy to serve and eat.
Pair these sandwiches with other crowd-pleasing dishes like Crockpot BBQ Chicken, Healthy Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes, or Crockpot Beef Stew for a complete meal.
Enjoy making these mouth-watering Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches for your next gathering!