Slow Cooker Italian Beef

We recently got a part of a cow that was butchered. With one of the roasts we received, we tried to make Italian beef for sandwiches. Now, no school (even girls schools) really teaches you how to make a good Italian beef sandwich.  This was our first attempt, and I have to admit it was pretty darn good.


Slow Cooker Italian Beef
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
  • 3 - 5 lb roast
  1. In a bowl, mix broth, salt, ground black pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, parsley, garlic powder, bay leaf, and salad dressing.
  2. Place the roast in slow cooker, and pour the salad dressing mixture over the meat.
  3. Cover, and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours. About an hour before you plan to serve, remove the bay leaf, and shred meat with a fork. Cover and cook for another hour. Serve when ready.

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