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Favorite Italian Beef Sandwiches

 Favorite Italian Beef Sandwiches
I'm a paramedic/firefighter, and slow-cooked recipes like this one suit my unpredictable schedule. My husband and children and the hungry bunch at the firehouse love these robust sandwiches that have a little zip.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours


  • 1 jar (11-1/2 ounces) pepperoncini
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion, sliced and quartered
  • 10 to 12 hard rolls, split


  • Drain the pepperoncini, reserving liquid. Remove and discard stems of
  • peppers; set peppers aside. Cut roast into large chunks; place a
  • third of the meat in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add water.
  • In a small bowl, combine the seasonings; sprinkle half over beef.
  • Layer with half of the remaining meat, then the onion and
  • pepperoncini. Pour pepperoncini liquid over the top. Add remaining
  • meat to slow cooker; sprinkle with remaining seasonings.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender. Shred
  • beef with two forks. Using a slotted spoon, serve beef and peppers
  • on rolls.
  • Yield: 10-12 servings.

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Favorite Italian Beef Sandwiches (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich equals 376 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1,132 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 31 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.