Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Italian beef sandwiches

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Chuck Roast cooks low and slow in the crockpot and results in a tangy, slightly spicy, shredded Italian Beef that your family will love. Perfect on its own or in hoagie buns for Italian Beef Sandwiches.


  • 3 lb boneless chuck roast
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, depending on spice preference
  • 8 pepperoncini peppers, from a jar. Chopped
  • 10 mild banana pepper rings, from a jar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into chunks


  1. Add To Slow Cooker - Spray the slow cooker insert with cooking spray.  Add the vinegar, dried onion, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, chopped pepperoncini, and banana pepper rings to bottom of slow cooker.  Stir to combine.
  2. Season Chuck Roast - Season both sides of chuck roast with salt and pepper. Place on top of mixture in slow cooker. Top with butter chunks.
  3. Slow Cook - Cook on Low for 8 hours. The chuck roast should be very tender and fall apart.
  4. Shred and Serve - Remove chuck roast and shred with two forks (or do it in the slow cooker). Return shredded beef to slow cooker juices and serve.


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