our favorite italian beef

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 hrs 15 mins
  • Serves: 8-12,Yield: 8.0sub sandwiches
  • About This Recipe

    “this is our favorite italian beef recipe, it is great for a party, the holidays, gametime, or your family anytime. it also freezes well, and i think tastes even better after being frozen. we serve it on a crusty sweet bread, but any sub or hard roll will do..you want something that will hold all those delicious juices”

    Ingredients

  • 1 (4lb)beef roast( sirloin tip preferred)
  • 2packagesGood Seasonings Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1packageau jus mix
  • 1canbeer
  • 1jar hot peppers or 1jarmild bell pepper( , depending on your tastes)
  • 1jarpepperoncini pepper
  • Directions

  • put roast in crockpot, season lightly with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • add seasoning mixes, beer, and both peppers w/juices.
  • if there is no liquid covering entire roast, add enough to just cover top of the roast.
  • cook in crockpot, on low, for a minimum of 8 hours.
  • remove roast from crockpot, allow to cool to touch.
  • “pick”meat, seperate and remove the fat, the roast should just fall apart into pieces.
  • put meat back into crockpot, cook an additional 6-8 hours.
  • i usually cook this the first 8 hours the day before i want to serve this, then the additional cooking is done the day i want to serve it.
  • Reviews

  • “Well I’ll add my 5* to this one. It is perfect with a great robust flavor. Easy to follow directions & perfect to make on a busy day. The combo of ingerdients adds a “zing” to the meat as well as produces a tender dish.”

  • “I can easily see you why this is your favorite italian beef because after trying it is has become ours as well. I started this early Sunday morning using a 3lb eye of round that I browned first as we like the addition flavors that browning provides. Threw everything into the crockpot and cooked about 10 hours till it all fell apart. I then put it in the fridge to await next evenings dinner. All the flavors intensified and dh said it was some of the best beef he has ever had. This is a really good winter meal that will be a repeat on my table several times in the next few months. You did really good Bratty!”

  • “Well Bratty 1 you’ve got yourself one fantastic recipe here! It’s appropriately named “Our Favorite Italian Beef”…because it is now “Our Favorite Italian Beef”. I made this with the recommended sirloin tip and it was awesome, such bold flavor from the peppers. Your right about it even tasting better after it’s frozen. I’m submitting a photo in gratitude of your sharing such a delicious recipe! Thanks again!”

  • “Wow, this dish was exceptional.The roast I used was about 3#, and was cooked for about 12 hours total.I followed the recipe and directions as stated, and the result was incredibly tender, almost melt-in-your-mouth beef. I REALLY enjoyed this, but was pleasantly surprised that my “Picky Panel of Judges” gave it 5 stars! (Actually, my 6 year old gave it a 10!)”

  • “This recipe is a Knock Your Socks Off. A tried and true beef that has some kick to it. I started it at supper time, shredded it by bed time, placed beef back into the crockpot with the juices, put that in the refrigerator and in the morning all I had to do is put the liner of my crockpot in and set it and I was good to go. We served it over Chef Christian’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes #53532 with a brocolli and cauiflouwer mix for our vegetable. I thickened the juices with cornstarch and water. Blended this in my crockpot and turned it to high and in 15 minutes the juices made a nice gravy. Thanks for posting.”

  • “I was lucky i got some of this before the dog I was sitting ate the rest.For the record he loved it!I really was looking forward to having the leftovers but it was not ot be, guess I have to make it again!Very good flavor and love the kick the juice gets.”

  • “Excellent recipe for a great sammich. I suggest cooking the first 6-8 hours with milder peppers, then adjusting the heat level prior to the second round of cooking. Mine came out great for me, but others found the juice a bit too hot. Thanks for posting this bratty.”

  • “This was great.I even saved the juices and poured them over some leftover pot roast from my sister.It is a bit spicey for some members of my family so next time I am goingto make one batch without the pepperoncinis and one batch with them.”

  • “This is a very good recipe. I did not have 2 days to make it though. I cooked the roast on high for 4 hours, let it cool, shredded it, then let it cook another 4 hours on high. I made modifications to the recipe after reading the reviews. I drained the liquid from the pepperoncini peppers and the roasted red bell peppers. I also seeded and de-stemmed the pepperoncini. When I removed the roast after the first 4 hours, I used the immersion blender in the crock pot to blend the peppers with the cooking liquid. The juices were zingy but not overly hot.NOTE: I went to Dollar Tree and got the pepperoncini and roasted red peppers for a buck a jar.”

  • “I have made this recipe for along time! Just the best! When it is served, I add mozzarella cheese and sauteed mushrooms to the sandwich…..we used to order italian beef sandwiches with the mush. and cheese on them from a restaurant, delivery, and they were even better after having been wrapped in foil for the 20 min. it took the drivers to bring them to me.”

  • “5 stars all the way….I used a 4 lb. sirloin tip roast (on sale, really good deal), made it a day ahead, using just one jar of pepperoncini and no hot peppers (sensitive DH and DDs stomachs).I refrigerated it overnight, then got it going again in the crockpot and added one sliced green bell pepper.I served it on Italian sandwich rolls and my family loved it!Thanks so much Bratty, this is a good recipe that has become a family favorite.”

  • “This is really good.Members of my family now order this from caterers to serve at family gatherings.Everybody always comments how the catered version is not as good as “mine”.I make no secret of where I got the recipe and even offer to print it out.Give it a shot.You will not be sorry.The only thing I omit is the hot peppers or mild reds.I use the pepperoncinis which I believe is a must.The only reason I didn’t use the others was I forgot to buy them on the first batch and it turned out great.Their have been a few out of towners who have asked for the recipe because they are jonesing for my italian beef.I have always used sirloin tip as instructed.Thanks for a great recipe.”

  • “Oh My Wow! You have to make these!I didn’t change a thing!”

  • “I made this last night for a football game gathering where we were also serving lasagna and my son won’t eat any pasta.We used a panini press with provalone and sliced green peppers for the sandwiches and used the liquid in the crockpot to make a gravy.The gravy was amazing!!!We poured everything through a strainer and put the peppers into the Magic Bullet blender and added the puree back to the strained liquid.A lttle flour for thinkening and then you have a great gravy for the beef.Everyone loved this recipe.”

  • “Excellent results, bratty.I was careful not to use too many hot peppers.I used Good Season Italian Salad Dressing Mix Recipe #34573 and Beef Au Jus Sauce Recipe #198876.”

  • “I lost my printed out first copy of this recipe to my dear neighbor who came with her husband for dinner last night.I served this knowing that they were bringing pictures of their trip to Italy to share.The meat was “delizioso”!Delicious!I will use it again and again!”

  • “This was awesome! My husband and grandson both loved it! I will be making this again!”

  • “The family loved this!I first seared the sirloin on all sides then added the rest of the ingredients to the “dutch oven”.I cooked it overnight at170 degrees, shredded the meat in the morning then continued it all in the dutch oven at 170 the whole day.Can’t wait for the freezer leftovers”

  • “Brought back a lot of memories of home. Didn’t have any beer on hand, so I had to settle for a smaller amount of soju ( Korean alcohol ) Thanks for sharing! :)”

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