Slow Cooker Spicy Italian Beef Sandwiches

Anita and I definitely both agreed that these slow cooker spicy Italian beef sandwiches were absolutely fantastic. And besides tender, juicy beef, you also get great Italian spice flavors. All served on a sub bun with plenty of smoky provolone cheese. Every bite of this sandwich is perfect.
Slow Cooker Spicy Italian Beef SandwichesTo really kick up your sandwiches use hot pepperoncini and Giardiniera, and substitute habanero jack cheese for the provolone. You’ll have the perfect game-time sandwich.

You may or may not need all of the peppers and Giardiniera I listed for the sandwich build. It all depends on how much you like on your sandwiches. Me, I like pepperoncini, and lots of it, on top. I only used the Giardiniera in the slow cooker and didn’t add any to the sandwich. To each his own!

I love sandwiches topped with tender slow-cooked beef. Try my beef debris po boy and French dip sandwiches too.

Slow Cooker Spicy Italian Beef Sandwiches

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10 -12 servings

Ingredients

For the Italian beef

  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can beef broth
  • 4 tablespoons my Italian Dressing Mix or substitute 2 envelopes Good Seasons Zesty Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon dried red pepper flake
  • 1 12 ounce jar pepperoncini pepper slices, plus some of the liquid from the jar
  • 1 12 ounce jar Giardiniera, drained
  • 3 pound chuck roast trimmed

For the sandwiches

  • Hoagie or steak sandwich buns
  • Provolone cheese sliced
  • 1 12 ounce jar pepperoncini pepper slices, drained
  • 1 12 ounce jar Giardiniera, drained, lightly chopped

Instructions

For the Italian beef

  • Add beef broth to slow cooker set to high.
  • Stir in the dressing seasoning and red pepper.
  • Add the peppers and Giardiniera.
  • Add meat and cover.
  • Cook on high for 6-8 hours or low for 10-11 hours until the meat can be shredded.
  • Remove meat, shred, and return to the slow cooker and cook another hour.

For the sandwiches

  • Open buns and add cheese slices. Make sure to cover the bread with the cheese - it'll help keep the buns from getting overly soggy.
  • Add shredded meat. Top with pepperoncini and chopped Giardiniera as desired.

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