Italian Beef – How to Prepare It in a Crock Pot

18 sandwich
8 hr 20 min

Italian Beef seems to be my “go to” entree . I have tried several different recipes and this one is my favorite! It is a combination of a recipe my Mom’s neighbor gave her when I was in high school and one I found in a cookbook several years ago. I almost always prepare it in my crock pot!


If you don’t have Italian Seasoning on hand, you can substitute 2 tsp dried basil and 2 tsp dried oregano.

I cut slits in the top of the chuck roast

mix Italian Seasoning & minced garlic in a small bowl

place Italian Seasoning/minced garlic in the slits.


Chop the onion, place roast & onions in crock pot, add the water & 1 of the bottles of beer. Add extra water if necessary to make sure the meat is covered with liquid.


cook on low for 8 hours.

after the meat has cooked for 8 hours, remove from crock pot

chill the roast over night, the next morning the fat will be ready to be removed from the broth. After removing the fat, pour the liquid into the crock pot.


The roast can either be sliced or shredded. I sliced the roast for this recipe.


Add the roast and the 2nd bottle of beer to liquid in the crock pot. If desired, add additional Italian Seasoning to the liquid in the crock pot.

cook the sliced or shredded meat in the liquid on low for at least 4 hours or until heated through. Serve on hoagie buns.

Italian Beef – How to Prepare It in a Crock Pot
Recipe details
  • 18  sandwich
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 8 Hours Total time: 8 hr 20 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 6 lb chuck roast
  • 3 large onions
  • 4 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 bottles beer any brand
Instructions

cut slits in the top of the chuck roast
mix Italian Seasoning & minced garlic in a small bowl
place Italian Seasoning/minced garlic in the slits
chop onions
place roast & onions in crock pot, add the water & 1 of the bottles of beer
cook on low for 8 hours
after the meat has cooked for 8 hours, remove from crock pot
chill the roast over night, the next morning the fat will be ready to be removed from the broth
After removing the fat, pour the liquid into the crock pot
the roast can either be sliced or shredded. I sliced the roast for this recipe
Add the roast and the 2nd bottle of beer to liquid in the crock pot.
cook the sliced or shredded meat in the liquid on low for at least 4 hours or until heated through. Serve on hoagie buns.
If desired, add additional Italian Seasoning to the liquid in the crock pot.
Tips
  • If desired, serve pepperoncinis on the side. Some people like their Italian Beef to have more of a "bite". you can add pepperoncinis to the meat while it is cooking or add some of the pepperoncini juice to the liquid that you are cooking the meat in.
  • The Italian Beef sandwich can be served with extra au jus for dipping.
  • If you don't want to use a crock pot, the meat can be cooked in a roaster in the oven. If you use a roaster, make sure to fill the roaster 1/2 full with liquid and to cover the roast while it is cooking. Set oven to 350. cook until meat is tender
Kimberly Snyder
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