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Italian Beef on Rolls

This slow-cooker recipe is one of my all-time favorites! With 29 grams of protein per serving, it’s a great way to meet your daily needs. —Jami Hilker, Harrison, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    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 kaiser rolls, split


  • 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.
  • Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices; shred beef and return to the slow cooker. Serve on rolls.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 333 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 573mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat.

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  • dawnrosanne
    Aug 21, 2016

    This was wonderful! I added 1 envelope of italian dressing to give it a little more flavor.

  • frankem
    Aug 12, 2013

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  • ConnieK
    Aug 18, 2012

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  • gnmcewen
    Jan 13, 2009

    Going to school South of Chicago, I have a different recipe for Italian Beef. Take a round roast (the restaurants use the entire "steamship" round, and lace it liberally with garlic slivers, then cover liberally with ground mace, then with dried oregano leaves and add cracked red pepper (about 2 ts for a 4 lb roast). Bake in a baking bag until tender, slice and put in a pot with the juices from the baking bag, ad enough water just to cover, and simmer for 1/2 hour covered. Check salt and serve on torpedo rolls with peperoncini on the side. Just like the restaurants serve, enjoy.

  • LSunstrom
    Dec 27, 2007

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    Aug 4, 2007

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