Spicy Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours


12 servings

Updated: May. 07, 2022
If you like your shredded beef with a little kick, then this recipe is for you. For an even zestier version of this recipe, add another jar of jalapenos or use hot peppers instead of the pepperocinis. —Kristen Langmeier, Faribault, Minnesota
Spicy Shredded Beef Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) sliced pepperoncini, undrained
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) pickled jalapeno slices, drained
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 kaiser rolls, split
  • 12 slices provolone cheese


  1. Place roast in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the onions, pepperoncini, jalapenos, beer, soup mix, garlic and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 8-10 hours.
  3. Remove meat. Skim fat from cooking liquid. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with 2 forks and return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve 1/2 cup meat mixture on each roll with a slice of cheese.
Look for pepperoncini (pickled peppers) in the pickle and olive section of your grocery store.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 534 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 1187mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 41g protein.