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A close up of an Italian beef sandwich on a sesame seed hoagie bun.

Italian Beef Sandwiches

Tender, juicy shredded chucke roast makes a perfect sandwich filling. The banana peppers in this recipe don't make the beef spicy, but they do add a delicious zesty flavor. We serve with extra peppers on top!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 sandwiches
Calories 646kcal


  • 3-4 pound chuck roast
  • 2 envelopes Italian dressing seasoning
  • 16 ounce jar banana peppers
  • 8 sandwich rolls
  • 16 slices provolone cheese
  • extra banana peppers for serving


  • Place chuck roast, Italian dressing seasoning, and banana peppers (with juice) into a slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Shred meat with two forks and place on sandwich rolls.
  • Top with cheese and extra banana peppers, if desired.



All slow cookers are different and some take longer/shorter than others. If your meat is not easily shredding after cooking, keep cooking it! It will get tender and easy to shred if it cooks long enough. If you double this recipe or use a larger roast, you will need to add cooking time as well.


Calories: 646kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 955mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g