Zesty Italian Beef Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
It’s so easy to build a zesty sandwich when you pile on the shredded beef, pickles and smoked provolone. Can’t find smoked provolone? I use regular, too. —Crystal Schlueter, Babbitt, Minnesota
Zesty Italian Beef Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish mustard or spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 6 Italian rolls, split
  • 6 thin slices red onion
  • 18 sweet pickle slices
  • 6 slices smoked provolone cheese


  1. Place roast in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix soup, vinegar, soy sauce and brown sugar; pour over roast. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks. Return meat to slow cooker; heat through. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard and chili sauce; spread on roll bottoms. Layer with onion, pickles, shredded beef and cheese. Replace tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 724 calories, 44g fat (15g saturated fat), 166mg cholesterol, 1266mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 54g protein.