Italian Beef Recipe

Italian Beef
Slow cooker Italian beef consists of a beef roast that is cooked with various seasonings and then shredded. This Italian beef goes great on sandwiches with provolone or mozzarella cheese. You can also serve this beef by itself or on top of rice or pasta. This recipe is easy to prepare—all of the ingredients are added in to the crock pot and then the beef is cooked until tender and shredded. The shredded beef is returned to the slow cooker to absorb the delicious flavor of the juices. If you are making sandwiches you can use the broth as an as jus. This beef makes a great dinner and is perfect to serve for sandwiches on game day. Enjoy.

Italian Beef

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Italian Beef

Yield: 4 Servings


  • 3-4 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 1 large red onion (sliced)
  • 5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 15-20 pepperocinis (mild or hot)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Place the beef roast into the bottom of the crock pot. Place all of the other ingredients on top of the roast. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
  2. Once the beef is tender and falling part, use two forks to shred the meat in the juices.


Adapted from A Spicy Perspective


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