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Favorite Italian Beef Sandwiches

I'm a paramedic/firefighter, and slow-cooked recipes like this one suit my unpredictable schedule. My husband and children and the hungry bunch at the firehouse love these robust sandwiches that have a little zip. —Kris Swihart, Perrysburg, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (11-1/2 ounces) pepperoncini
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion, sliced and quartered
  • 12 hard rolls, split

Directions

  • Drain the pepperoncini, reserving liquid. Remove and discard stems of peppers; set peppers aside. Cut roast into large chunks; place a third of the meat in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add water.
  • In a small bowl, combine the seasonings; sprinkle half over beef. Layer with half the remaining meat, then the onion and pepperoncini. Pour pepperoncini liquid over the top. Add remaining meat to slow cooker; sprinkle with remaining seasonings.
  • Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 8-9 hours. Shred beef with 2 forks. Using a slotted spoon, serve beef and peppers on rolls.
Editor's Note
Look for pepperoncini (pickled peppers) in the pickle and olive section of your grocery store.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 376 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1132mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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