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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

If you want a meal that everyone will love, these Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches are it!

crock pot italian beef sandwiches (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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I think I've spoken about this before, but when it comes to Christmas gifts I often ask for meat.  Or my husband asks for meat.  We're weird.

I'm a bit over the lavish gifts - we live a pretty simple life but I feel I have all that I need.  I have a closet full of clothes, a nice stash of jewelry, a good laptop, a nice camera...what else do I need?

I need meat.

I don't know if anyone else is in my situation, but when you cook 90% of your meals your grocery list is constantly on your mind.  What's for dinner tonight?  Did I put hamburger out to thaw?  What prepared meals do I still have stashed in my freezer?

All of this runs through my head daily {again, I'm weird}.  I've been known to ask for Target gift cards to stock up on pantry items or a Trader Joe's gift card to stock up on essentials {i.e. my love for their dark chocolate covered almonds}.  And most Christmas's the husband will ask for steaks from one of our favorite restaurants and I'll ask for different cuts of meat to stock our freezer with.

Meat is expensive!  {I'm sure you know that}.

But nothing excites me more than NOT having to put meat on our grocery list, so I can spend that money on other things.  I love having ground beef, ground pork {for these amazing egg rolls}, bacon and roasts on hand.

And just look what I used ones of those roasts for...

crock pot italian beef sandwiches (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I made these sandwiches a week ago and I'm still thinking about them now.  This is the quintessential working mom meal to make.  It can sit in the crock pot ALL DAY LONG.  Even if you weren't home until 9 p.m. that night it would still be perfect, simmering away in all those flavorful juices.

The husband was worried they might be too 'spicy' for the kids, but our kids didn't look twice finishing off their sandwich in no time.  The pepperoncini peppers give the roast such extreme flavor.  There is a little bit of spice, but it is a good pickled kind of spice - just enough tang to make you smack your lips!

crock pot italian beef sandwiches (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

In fact these would be a good crowd pleasing meal.  It makes a lot of sandwiches!  Every fall I also make this meal twice, as a freezer meal.  You can read all about it in this meal planning post.  Genius idea for busy moms.

Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

Print this Recipe!

3-4 lb. beef roast
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
16 oz. jar of pepperoncini peppers
1 envelope of dry Italian dressing seasoning
hoagie buns

1.  Place all ingredients into a slow cooker {including the juice from the pepperoncini's} and set to LOW.  Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours 
or until the beef easily shreds.
2.  Eat warm on hoagie buns.

I have so many more easy crock pot meals that my family loves.  Here are a few of our favorites!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
Crock Pot Maid-Rites
Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos
Crock Pot Beer BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Would you like to comment?

  1. This looks like something we'd love. My husband loves pepperocini.

  2. Steph@Been There Baked ThatNovember 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    This is one of our favorite meals, so easy to make!

  3. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)November 27, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    I don't use my crockpot enough. This looks great!

  4. Omgosh..this was melt in your mouth delishish. I made it for my crafters, and everyone raved about how wonderful it tasted. Wouldn't change a thing 😋