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Four Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches arranged on a black plate.

Slow Cooker Italian Beef

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Resting Time (Before Cooking)20 mins
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Meltingly tender beef is slow cooked with tangy pepperoncini and giardiniera, and seasoned with Italian dressing mix.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 574



  • Pull meat out of the fridge and let rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Add the beef chunks to the hot oil and sear for about 4 minutes per side, or until browned.
  • Transfer beef to the insert of your slow cooker.
  • Return skillet to the burner.
  • Add a splash of beef broth and, using a wooden spoon, scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and pour the liquid over the beef in the slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle the packet of Italian Dressing Mix over the beef.
  • Add the pepperoncini peppers, pepperoncini juice, and giardiniera.
  • Season with italian seasoning and pour in the remaining beef broth.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, or until meat is fall apart tender. You can also cook it on HIGH for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Remove beef from the slow cooker and transfer to a cutting board; shred it.
  • Return the shredded beef to the slow cooker; cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Serve the shredded beef on toasted buns with provolone and giardiniera.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Italian Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 574 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 1237mg52%
Potassium 1016mg29%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 167IU3%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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