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A crockpot filled with shredded Italian beef swimming in a peppery gravy

Slow Cooker Italian Beef

Made in one pot with less than 10 ingredients, these Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches make for the perfect no-fuss meal! After a day of hands-free cooking, you’ll have tender, fall apart beef in a flavorful gravy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, beef recipe, crockpot, italian beef, slow cooker
Servings 8 servings


  • 3 lb chuck roast trimmed of visible fat and cut into large hunks

  • 0.7 oz Good Seasons Zesty Italian salad dressing mix envelope
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 beef boullion cubes
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 oz pepperoncini pepper slices + splash of juice
  • 2 cups water


  • Place chuck roast into the bottom of a 5.5 - 6 quart crock pot then sprinkle with salad dressing mix and Italian seasoning. Add onion, bouillon cubes, butter and pepperoncini pepper slices to the bottom of the pot then add water.
  • Place a lid on top then cook on low for 8 hours, or until meat shreds easily with a fork. At this point you can either shred the beef with your fork or you can slice the beef. Shred or slice then place meat back into crock pot and cook on low for 1 more hour.


Before storing the meat, be sure that it has completely cooled. Then, transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Leftovers will also last for up to 2 months in the freezer; defrost in the fridge overnight and reheat in the microwave or stovetop.