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Italian Beef on Rolls Recipe

Italian Beef on Rolls Recipe

From Harrison, Arkansas, Jami Hilker writes, “This is one of my all-time favorite slow cooker recipes!” With 28 grams of protein per serving, it’s a great way to meet your daily protein needs!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 beef sirloin tip roast (2 pounds)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 hard rolls, split


  • 1. Place the roast in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, green pepper, water and seasonings; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices; shred beef and return to the slow cooker. Serve on rolls. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup beef mixture on 1 roll equals 326 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 572 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.