Easy Italian Beef Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours


12 servings

Updated: Jul. 13, 2023
These party-sized sandwiches make the meal! Just add your favorite Italian salad on the side. If you like, top the sandwiches with some sliced provolone. —Troy Parkos, Verona, Wisconsin
Easy Italian Beef Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) sliced pepperoncini, undrained
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) Italian bread, split


  1. Cut roast in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning, cayenne and pepper. Add the water. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; shred meat with 2 forks and return to the slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the pepperoncini, peppers, garlic, soup mix and Worcestershire sauce; pour over meat. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour or until peppers are tender.
  3. Spoon beef mixture over the bottom halves of bread loaves; replace tops. Cut each loaf into 6 sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 428 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 661mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.