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Slow Cooker Italian Shredded Beef

Slow Cooker Italian Shredded Beef is a great easy dinner idea!

This shredded Italian beef is a stand-by for potlucks and big parties.  Simple to make, but always a big hit, it's packed with delicious flavor. And bonus, you can make it ahead of time and freeze until party day.  She hits, she scores!

 Slow Cooker Italian Beef, Ingredients:
  • 32oz beef broth
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp powdered onion
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix (such as Good Seasons brand)
  • 8lb bottom round roast cut into quarters and slightly de-fatified (yes, I totally made that word up)

Slow Cooker Italian Beef, Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except meat and bay leaves. Whisk together and pour over meat into slow cooker.
  2. Pour seasoned broth mix over meat and add bay leaves.  Cook on low for 10 to 12 hours, or on high for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. Remove bay leaves, and shred meat with a fork.
  4. Serve on Crusty French Bread with provolone cheese. (And for a really authentic flavor, dip the  whole sandwich into the broth immediately prior to serving.) YUM.

If you love Italian, why not try some of these other delicious recipes!

Recipe inspired by Mel's Kitchen Cafe.


  1. I do one that i use a rump roast, season it and a bottle of Kraft Zesty Italian dressing....let it slow cook all day in crock pot and it shreds for sandwiches...yummy!!

  2. totally making my mouth water. I love a good roast especially with mashed potatoes on a cold night. I bet this makes the best gravy. Oh man I am making myself hungry. I am so going to try this one.

  3. Also, I am really loving it over here. Such good ideas and recipes. Thanks for posting. There are some great ones that I need to try.

  4. This looks fabulous! Great article about the comment from Bourdain. I don't think I've ever seen him in his chef's outfit before.

  5. Use the fat to make beef barley soup. Simmer it in water and then cool and you'll be able to peel the meat off the fat and have a low fat soup.

  6. This is a very good meal.I like to use Louie's Italian Beef Seasoning( It is a package of all ingredients that you add to the slow cooker.

  7. Made this last night when I had guests, served it more like a roast and used some of the broth/juices to make a gravy. Everyone LOVED IT.
    Variations: I made it with half the meat (smaller crockpot) but the same amount of everything else (minus the salad dressing mix, I forgot to buy it). I also tossed in a chopped onion, 2 carrots, 2 celery stalks.
    Shredded it this morning for sandwiches/leftovers, sieved the juices to make soup later.

  8. Throw in some pepperoncinis, either whole or chopped, to add a kick to it. We sometimes use fresh mozzarella slices on ours.

  9. I don't know if I ever commented, but this is the best shredded Italian beef I've ever had. There's always so much that I freeze ½ for another meal - You WON'T be disappointed


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