Italian Shredded Beef Sandwiches Recipe
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Italian Shredded Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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Everyone loves these easy sandwiches! For extra pizzazz, top with provolone cheese and banana pepper rings. —Margie Williams, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 9 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 9 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 envelope zesty Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 envelope au jus gravy mix
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 12 Italian rolls, split

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 298 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 608mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. Cut roast in half. Place in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Combine the water with salad dressing and au jus mixes; pour over meat. Top with onion and chilies.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 9-11 hours or until meat is tender. Remove meat. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with two forks. Skim fat from cooking juices. Return meat to slow cooker; heat through. Serve on rolls.
    Freeze option: Freeze individual portions of cooled meat mixture and juices freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Serve on rolls.
    Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Italian Shredded Beef Sandwiches in Simple & Delicious June/July 2012, p41

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Kris Hodges User ID: 5707772 223368
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"This was very good. I halved the recipe and put the beef in the slow cooker @ 10 p.m. and went to bed. I turned it off at 9 a.m. and removed the beef to a bowl to cool so I could shred it. We ate it for Sunday early dinner in hoagie buns. He put Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet & Spicy BBQ sauce on his. I put a slice of provolone on mine and heated it up in the toaster oven. We both loved it. I put half the cooked beef in the freezer for another "roast beef" dinner or more shredded beef sandwiches. I will make this again and again!"

Miki1969 User ID: 7146523 139272
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"Made this tonight for dinner, very easy. Cooked it 6 hrs on low, then added about 4 oz of sliced pepperoncinis and turned up to hi for 2 1/2 hr.Turned out wonderful."

mabelle2681 User ID: 6954844 197389
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"This is a recipe I found a while ago and I make it often. The only change that I've made is that instead of the au jus mix and water I use a can of beef consomme and 1 cup of water."

TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 185918
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"Very easy and delicious! I added a slice of Swiss and some banana peppers to my sandwich...yummy!"

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