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**Best Ever Slow Cooker Italian Beef

Best Ever Slow Cooker Italian Beef

  • Cooking Time:

    6-8 hours
  • Servings:

    8

Ingredients

3 lb. beef chuck roast
1 onion, quartered
10.5 oz. beef broth, canned
1 oz. au jus, dry mix packet
.7 oz. dressing mix, dry Italian salad dressing mix (such as Good Seasons®)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Best Ever Slow Cooker Italian Beef is exactly what it is called – THE Best Ever! I know you will love it!

  1. Place beef chuck roast into slow cooker and scatter onion quarters around the meat.
  2. Pour the beef broth over the meat and sprinkle the au jus mix, Italian salad dressing mix, salt, and black pepper over the roast.
  3. Cover. Cook for 6-8 hours on Low or all day, until meat is very tender.

Optional: Top with Provolone Cheese and place under the broiler for just a few seconds to brown cheese!

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Best Ever Crock Pot Italian Beef

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Gary Foley
Gary Foley
7 years ago

This was an awesome recipe. Toasted the Italian rolls and then added the Provolone. 30 seconds under the broiler and then you are ready to dig in. Makes for a VERY good and hearty meal!

MLP
MLP
7 years ago

Easy and delicious. I used beef cubes because I had them in the freezer, and it came out great. I agree with the first commenter – toast the rolls, top with meat and provolone and place under broiler for 30 seconds – scrumptious!

Kelsey
Kelsey
6 years ago

Same as my recipe, except I also add a jar of banana peppers to it! Yumm-o

Annabel
Annabel
6 years ago

Could you strain this and save/freeze the broth?

Coleen
Coleen
6 years ago

Sorry but my Ital beef is so much better. I would send my recipe but where?

alice
alice
6 years ago
Reply to  Coleen

I would love Coleen’s recipe for ital. beef, could you email me the recipe or is it on this site? thanks

jessica
6 years ago
Reply to  Coleen

i would love to have your recipe carol email it to me jdf336@gmail.com thankz

Dionne Haring
Dionne Haring
6 years ago

To brown cheese without a boiler
put Provolone on a skillet and add the meat on top once the cheese browns flip and cook for a little bit then put it on the sandwich
To brown the bread to make it toasty
put mayo on the bread (on the inside) then put on skillet let it brown and put the meat and cheese on the yummy bread! (I used sub rolls wheat or white)
Horseradish mustard sauce would be good on these

madu
madu
6 years ago

my only suggestion is that when I make mine I add jar of sliced pepperoncini and a jar of hot giardiniera mix for a little more bite

Kris P.
Kris P.
6 years ago

Hi, I want to make this today. Can I cook on high? And for how long? Thank you.

Kris P.
Kris P.
6 years ago

Thank you for the reply. I’m going to cook it on high for 3 hours than turn it down. So, do you pull or shread the beef to make a sandwich like pictured? Going for sandwiches. Also, I’m going to make the Apricot Catalina chicken tomorrow & turkey meatloaf on Sat. Just LOVE your site, thank you so much!

Kris P.
Kris P.
6 years ago

Thanks for the reply. Do you pull or shred the beef to make sandwiches?

Kacey
Kacey
6 years ago

I made this tonight for dinner. The meat was very good but it and the broth were very greasy. Trying to figure out if I did something wrong!

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Cindy
6 years ago

If I don’t have the au jus packet, is there something else I can use? I think I have everything else…. bullion cubes?

Kathy
Kathy
6 years ago

I made this today but I like to experiment so added 1 can of diced tomatoes w/green chilies and a can green chilies. It was wonderful!

Amber Elaine
Amber Elaine
6 years ago

I tried this recipe yesterday & it was delicious! We had the leftovers for dinner again tonight 😀 My fiance bragged to all the guys at work how good it was! The only thing I changed was adding in some mushrooms since we love mushrooms so much

Sylvia
Sylvia
6 years ago

What did you get as a side dish to this?

Donna
Donna
6 years ago

Could I freeze the leftovers? I always make more than double what I need so …..don’t want to waste it….

Michelle
Michelle
6 years ago

I am about to prepare this meal for the second time.. This recipe is so incredibly easy and SO delicious!! Thank you for sharing.. Love it!! 🙂

samantha
samantha
6 years ago

i love Italian beef. i use about the same recipe except use beer and add beef bullion cubes instead of canned broth and peppercinis (drained and rinsed)

Carol
Carol
6 years ago

I make mine very similar, but add a jar of pepperocini (with liquid) and a packet of Zesty Italian dressing mix. Oh my, it is soooo good!

Rob
Rob
6 years ago

I used eye round, 2 packets of good seasons and added 2 big russet taters (chunked up with 2 hours left)

Julia
Julia
6 years ago

Anyone used Venison or Elk yet??

danny
danny
6 years ago

Sorry, don’t get packs of “au jus” in the UK, what is it? and how do i make it?

and… same with the dry dressing seasoning mix stuff? what the heck is that?

Beth
Beth
6 years ago

Is eye round too lean for this? Think it would eliminate the “grease” that one user wrote about …..

Kendra
Kendra
6 years ago

Holy WOW!!!! Made this for dinner tonight & my husband (who can be a ticky too) raved about it over & over! He barely spoke a word b/c he was too busy shoveling it in! This is def a keeper!

Alicia
Alicia
6 years ago

Im going to make this tomorrow for supper. Im going to add in some mushrooms, banana peppers, and green chilies. My question is do i add these ingredients at the begining or wait until towards the end of the cook time?

Terra Durfee
Terra Durfee
6 years ago

I am literally making this right now, but hesitated on the Italian salad dressing (only put on a tiny bit) because I’m worried my kids won’t like that flavoring. Will it still come out good and otherwise like it should if I don’t add the Italian? I’m assuming it would be more like a plain Philly sandwich, minus the zest, correct?

Mrs. Homemaker
Mrs. Homemaker
6 years ago

I have philly cheese steak slices instead of the chuck roast. Would this recipe work with the already thin slices of beef? Thanks.

Lora
Lora
6 years ago

Can I just use an envelope on Lipton onion soup mix instead of the au jus mix? I have everything else but that!

Ruth
Ruth
6 years ago

I have a big family and use a 7 qt pot….what is this recipe based on so I know how to increase it…..

Connie McMahon
Connie McMahon
5 years ago

What is a “packet of Au Jus dried mix”? Is it something other than a dried soup mix?

john
john
5 years ago

Going to try this today.I’ll let you know it goes 🙂

Tom Chabot
Tom Chabot
5 years ago

Hoe do you shred it?

kristen
kristen
5 years ago

HI! This looks fabulous! I’m trying to use up cuts of meat in my freezer from a beef share…do you think I could use Top Round London Broil for this??

Allison Vassalluzzo
Allison Vassalluzzo
5 years ago

Crock Pot Girl,

This recipe was AMAZING! Melt in your mouth tender, juicy and delicious! Thank you, thank you…

createsjg
createsjg
4 years ago

That is a lot of sodium so my plan is to use the broth and au jus but use Italian herbs and lots of garlic. What do you think?

createsjg
createsjg
4 years ago

I didn’t see an answer to @Danny from UK’s question about substituting au jus. I haven’t been to the grocer yet so would beef gravy mix or beef bullion cubes work? I can see changing this up by using mushroom soup and mushrooms. Crock pots are so great for cooking meat for flavor and tenderness.

Susan
Susan
2 years ago

Mine was too salty and I didn’t even add the salt. I will try low sodium broth next time. Otherwise very good.

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