Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Italian Beef Hoagies (Slow Cooker)

This is something I've made quite a few times, and we really enjoy it.  When you find roast on a BOGO sale, this is a great meal to make -- easy crockpot goodness!  We like to melt provolone cheese on our sandwiches in the broiler.  The recipe book also suggests spreading garlic butter on the bun before toasting it.  Mmm! Mmm!

Italian Beef Hoagies
3 to 4-lb beef chuck roast
2 .6-oz pkgs zesty Italian salad dressing mix
2 c water
24-oz jar pepperoncinis, drained and liquid reserved
15 to 18 hoagie rolls, toasted and split
Garnish: shredded provolone cheese
Slice roast across the grain into 4 pieces and trim any fat.  Place in bottom of a slow cooker.  Mix together dressing mix and water; pour over beef.  Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours, until tender; use forks to shred beef in slow cooker.  Slice pepperoncinis into rings and add to slow cooker along with reserved liquid from jar.  Cover and cook for a few more minutes, until heated through.  Serve beef on toasted rolls, topped with cheese.  Serves 15 to 18.
Photo from and recipe from Gooseberry Patch Slow Cookers, Casseroles & Skillets.