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Savory Italian Beef Sandwiches

Before leaving for work, Carol Allen of McLeansboro, Illinois often puts these ingredients in the slow cooker. "Supper is ready when I get home," she notes. "This recipe is also good to take to a potluck or family get-together."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 10 to 12 Italian rolls or sandwich buns


  • Cut roast in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the basil, oregano and water; pour over roast. Sprinkle with soup mix.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Remove meat; shred with two forks and keep warm. Strain broth and skim fat. Serve meat on rolls; use broth for dipping if desired.

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  • stwood64
    Oct 13, 2017

    Love this recipe and use it often! After I shred the beef, I return it to the cooker for about another hour. Sometimes I add sliced red peppers for the last half hour (or however long it takes to get them crisp tender). They are a great on top of the sandwich.

  • Remenec
    May 5, 2015

    There were no leftovers in our family wish this dish! Everyone loved these! The only thing I altered was the broth. I didn't think the recipe called so enough liquid so I added a cup of beef stock.

  • Sillyman1
    Jul 27, 2013

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  • ChrisM318
    May 24, 2012

    This is my sons favorite! I've made it so many times I can't count.

  • CakeOne
    Jan 18, 2012

    It was very good the only thing I changed was I used a beef broth in place of the water.

  • suedrayer
    Jun 27, 2011

    This is very similar to how I make my roast w/ carrots and potatoes. I also add a whole onion and use 2 or 3 bay leaves instead of the basil and oregano. Tastes great!

  • Brenda Peak
    Feb 5, 2011

    this was very good my Husband said the he wants me to make this again soon !

  • arizonacook
    Feb 28, 2010

    I've got my own version of these in the crock pot right now.

  • jpsluis
    Feb 28, 2010

    Was very good, would not shred all the meat at once though would save what wasn't used 1st night and use in a stew for another night.

  • rachellestratton
    Jun 24, 2009

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