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Italian Beef Sandwiches

Italian Beef Sandwiches

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  • Makes: 10 to 12 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 10 hrs to 11 hours on low or 5 to 5-1/2 hours on high

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Italian seasonings flavor boneless beef sirloin or beef rump roast in your slow cooker. Top sandwiches with Italian cheeses, assorted peppers or sliced pepperoncini.


  • 1 4 - pound boneless beef sirloin or beef rump roast, cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 0.7 - ounce envelope Italian dry salad dressing mix
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 10 -12 hoagie buns, kaiser rolls or other sandwich rolls, split
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheeses (6 ounces) (optional)
  • Pickles, sliced onion, sliced pepperoncini and/or roasted red sweet pepper strips (optional)


  1. Place beef in a 4- or 5-quart slow cooker. In a small bowl combine water, salad dressing mix, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper and garlic powder; pour over beef in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 11 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 5-1/2 hours.
  2. Remove meat from cooker with a slotted spoon. Using two forks, shred the meat. Serve meat in rolls. If you like, sprinkle sandwiches with cheese and place sandwiches on two large baking sheets; broil sandwiches, one pan at a time, 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  3. Strain cooking juices through a fine mesh sieve. Drizzle each sandwich with some of the strained juices to moisten. If you like, top each sandwich with pickles, chopped onion, pepperoncini and/or roasted red sweet pepper strips. Serve remaining cooking juices for dipping, if you like. Makes 10 to 12 sandwiches.


  • For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, remove food from slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

(Italian Beef Sandwiches)

Servings Per Recipe 10, fiber (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 121, Monounsaturated fat (g) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, sat. fat (g) 7, Niacin (mg) 14, chol. (mg) 117, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 19, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, carb. (g) 51, iron (mg) 6, pro. (g) 44, calcium (mg) 252, cal. (kcal) 564, Potassium (mg) 575, sodium (mg) 921, sugar (g) 9, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 2

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