Cooking Time:6-8 hours
Ingredients3 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!
- Place beef chuck roast into slow cooker and scatter onion quarters around the meat.
- Pour the beef broth over the meat and sprinkle the au jus mix, Italian salad dressing mix, salt, and black pepper over the roast.
- 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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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!
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!
Same as my recipe, except I also add a jar of banana peppers to it! Yumm-o
Could you strain this and save/freeze the broth?
Absolutely Annabel… Happy Crocking!
Sorry but my Ital beef is so much better. I would send my recipe but where?
Please do Coleen, would love to share your recipe, and would like for you to send a picture as well. I will give you full credit for the recipe without using your last name for privacy of course. Just send me a message on my Facebook Page. Thanks again Coleen!
I would love Coleen’s recipe for ital. beef, could you email me the recipe or is it on this site? thanks
Alice Coleen did not share here recipe yet, but I have been watching for it! Thank you!
i would love to have your recipe carol email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org thankz
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
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
Hi, I want to make this today. Can I cook on high? And for how long? Thank you.
You can Kris, I would crock for 4 hours… The slower you crock this the more the flavors come out in the beef. Let me know how it turns out! Happy Crocking!
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!
Thanks for the reply. Do you pull or shred the beef to make sandwiches?
Kris you can make it the way you like it, but I shred the beef. Happy Crocking!
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!
Kacey, it may have been the meat? Was it a little fatty? If this happens again, just skim the greasy liquid off the top with a large spoon, before you disturb the liquid too much. I don’t think you did anything wrong! Thanks for reaching out to me and Happy Crocking!
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If I don’t have the au jus packet, is there something else I can use? I think I have everything else…. bullion cubes?
Cindy if you have beef bullion this should work. It will just not have the seasonings that you would get from the au jus packet. Happy Crocking!
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!
Love it Kathy when you make a recipe your own, and I know others will appreciate your great changes…. Thank you for posting! 🙂
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
AWESOME Amber… and awesome addition as well.. Thank you for sharing!
What did you get as a side dish to this?
Could I freeze the leftovers? I always make more than double what I need so …..don’t want to waste it….
Absolutely Donna…. Thanks for the question! 🙂
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!! 🙂
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)
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!
I used eye round, 2 packets of good seasons and added 2 big russet taters (chunked up with 2 hours left)
Anyone used Venison or Elk yet??
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?
Is eye round too lean for this? Think it would eliminate the “grease” that one user wrote about …..
Hi Beth, I would make this recipe your own. Please post back after you make the recipe and let us all know how it turned out! Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
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!
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?
Alicia make this recipe your own, and if you want it cooked in the beef, this will work, and if you want to mix it at the end you can do that too. Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
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?
I have philly cheese steak slices instead of the chuck roast. Would this recipe work with the already thin slices of beef? Thanks.
I’ve not made this recipe this way, but anxious to know how it turns out. Please post back and let us all know how you made this recipe your own, and how delicious it was. Thank YOU!
Can I just use an envelope on Lipton onion soup mix instead of the au jus mix? I have everything else but that!
Lora, please make this recipe your own, it will still be very very good! Enjoy!
I have a big family and use a 7 qt pot….what is this recipe based on so I know how to increase it…..
Hello Ruth! The key is to have your slow cooker 1/2 – 2/3 full to crock properly. This should help you in all recipes. I would say it is for a 5 quart slow cooker. Happy Crocking!
What is a “packet of Au Jus dried mix”? Is it something other than a dried soup mix?
Yes Connie! It is just like the soup mix in the packet, except it is the Au Jus dried mix! Happy Crocking!
Going to try this today.I’ll let you know it goes 🙂
Hoe do you shred it?
Tom you can take two forks and pull the beef apart to shred it! 🙂
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??
Kristen, make this recipe your own, and use what beef you think will work best. Happy Crocking!
Crock Pot Girl,
This recipe was AMAZING! Melt in your mouth tender, juicy and delicious! Thank you, thank you…
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?
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.
Hello! You certainly make all the recipes your own by substituting different ingredients! I am sure you will have a YUMMY Italian Beef! Please post back and let us know your final results! Happy Crocking and Happy Holidays!
Mine was too salty and I didn’t even add the salt. I will try low sodium broth next time. Otherwise very good.