Italian Beef Sandwiches with Giardineira

Delicious recreation of a classic.


  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 package dry Italian -style salad dressing mix (.7 ounce)
  • 2.5lb chuck roast
  • 4 small pickled pepperoncini

For serving:

  • Giardinera
  • Italian rolls
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced (optional)


Mixed loose spices with Italian seasoning packets
Close up: Italian dressing seasoning packet, opened


  1. Combine broth with ground black pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, parsley, garlic powder, bay leaf, and salad dressing mix in a saucepan. Stir well, and bring to a boil.
  2. Place roast in slow cooker and pour mixture over the meat. img_6277
  3. Cover, and set to cook on low for 11 hours. Remove beef and shred with a fork.Cover, and set to cook on low for 11 hours. Remove beef and shred with a fork.
  4. Return shredded beef to the pot and add 4 small pepperoncini. Continue cooking on low for another 1.5 hours.  img_6289
  5. When cooked for 12.5 hours total, remove the bay leaf. Keep warm for serving.
  6. Assemble sandwiches and enjoy! We like to eat with fresh mozzarella slices.img_6331


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