Where's the Beef Recipe
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Where's the Beef Recipe

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This is particularly irresistible for summer picnics and potlucks or any time you need to serve a crowd. —Catherine Cassidy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 4 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup seeded and chopped pepperoncini
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups chili sauce
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 18 mini buns, split
  • Additional chopped pepperoncini, sliced red onion, dill pickle slices and stone-ground mustard, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slider: 305 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 973mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. Trim roast; sprinkle with steak seasoning. Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat; brown meat in batches. Transfer meat and drippings to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 7-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Strain cooking juices, discarding vegetables and bay leaf; skim fat. Shred meat with two forks. Return meat and cooking juices to slow cooker; heat through. Using tongs, place meat on bun bottoms. Serve with cooking juices for dipping and top as desired. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Where's The Beef in Taste of Home February/March 2016, p6

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 252339
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

"My family is anti-vegetable, and I never remember to buy fresh herbs when I shop. I swapped out the onion, celery and basil for dried versions. I also subbed crushed red pepper flakes for the pepperoncini. The roast was so tender it fell into shreds with a slight touch. I served up the meat on kaiser rolls, with chopped red onion, fresh cracked black pepper and mustard."

rwippel User ID: 4262008 248286
Reviewed May. 16, 2016

"This maybe the best sandwich I have ever had!!! I put the beef on Italian herb bread with Mayo, red onions, and pepperoncinis. Definitely serve with the juices. That's what puts this sandwich over the top!"

SweetJeans User ID: 6392388 246507
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"I loved this and made an extra batch and gave it to my daughter, it also freezes well."

buffcoat User ID: 3394318 244366
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

"This was a huge hit at a recent family gathering. It was very easy to make and the beef had excellent flavor, so moist and tasty! Don't skip the dill pickles and pepperoncini, they really make it super delicious. Thanks for this great recipe!"

Debra Torres User ID: 4566970 243494
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"These were amazing. Definitely do the dip part!"

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