Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs
Bella's was a restaurant in our town, and we loved to eat their Italian Beef subs. They had to close due to Bella's health, but after a lot of begging, she gave us the recipe. This smells so good while it is cooking. It can be served over pasta (first thicken sauce with a bit of cornstarch), open-face over toast, on a sub bun, or on a big pile of garlic mashed potatoes...
- 3 -4 lbs beef roast
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 ounce Good Seasonings Italian salad dressing mix
- Place beef roast in crock pot.
- Combine other ingredients in a saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat until it comes to a full boil. Pour over roast.
- Cover and cook on high 6-8 hours.
- Shred beef with a fork, and cook 30 more minutes.
I made this for my fiance and I to have as a quick dinner the other day. We ate them on sub buns and fiance topped them with provolone. He said it was "AWESOME"! Because he has only had one negative thing to say about anything I have cooked for him in the past 5 years we have been together, he hardly ever tells me when he really likes something... but this he was very vocal about and even told me it was a "keeper"! When I started to put the leftovers away, he picked at them until he had eaten half of what was left! Thanks for a great recipe!
Nice Italian Beef recipe. . .different than the typical recipe that calls for a jar of peppercini's with it's liquid! I will make this again and will DOUBLE all the spices listed (including using 2 packets of dressing mix). At the end of cooking, I used only 1/2 of the juices and thickened them up with cornstarch and mixed it back in with the meat which was delicious.