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Balsamic Beef Hoagies

All my boys (big and small) like sandwiches, and balsamic beef is a welcome change from pulled barbecue chicken. We use leftovers in quesadillas, on pizza or with rice. You can find more family-friendly recipes at my blog, —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 hoagie buns, split and toasted
  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil


  • In a small bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients. Place roast in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour broth mixture over top. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 5-6 hours.
  • Remove roast; shred beef with 2 forks. Skim fat from cooking juices. Return beef and cooking juices to slow cooker; heat through.
  • Spread mayonnaise on buns. Using tongs, place beef on buns; top with tomatoes and basil.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add broth if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 549 calories, 26g fat (7g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 669mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • SColson132
    Oct 30, 2019

    Used ground beef and served the mixture with rice. Stirred in a can of petite diced tomatoes instead of the sliced tomato. Very good recipe!

  • justmbeth
    Jun 4, 2019

    Delicious sandwich! My recommendation would be to cook 7-8 hours. I planned on the 5-6 hour range but had to do another hour on high to be able to shred the meat.

  • kimspacc
    May 16, 2017

    Great sandwich and very easy to make.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Apr 17, 2017

    Great sandwiches that the whole family loved!!!

  • Remenec
    Jan 17, 2017

    What a delicious recipe! The balsamic vinegar and garlic really makes the beef tasty. I cooked my roast in the oven for four hours at 275 degrees. I turned it over a couple times while baking. It was tender and pulled apart very easily. The sandwiches were a hit with the whole family!

  • jetluvs2cook
    Sep 20, 2016

    tender roast sandwiches! my family loves bbq, so I added some bbq sauce at the end of cooking!