Italian Beef Sandwiches

Top Review by enestvmel

This was awesome! I do have to say I used your recipe as more of a base, than an actual recipe. I made quite a few changes, as we don't like a lot of salt. I used 3 tsp garlic powder, 3 tsp dried diced onions, 4 tsp parsley, 2 tsp basil, 1-2 tsp oregano, a few shakes of salt, 6-8 light shakes of pepper flakes (I didn't have pepporcinis) and the Worcestershire sauce (Lea and Perrins). I made homemade buns (Homemade Hamburger Buns-Bread Machine) to go with these and I have to say that they were Heaven on earth!! The pepper flakes really don't make it that spicy, but it's sometimes hard for me to tell because I like really spicy food. These smelled wonderful cooking all day! I missed the part that said cover the meat half way. It probably would have helped when I was adding all those dry ingredients. Even though my edges got burned some, these still taste wonderful!! I will definitely make these again when I'm out of italian seasoning packets, and probably even if I don't have them!! Thanks Tonkcats!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -5 lbs chuck roast
  • 3 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 3 teaspoons onion salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • 1 jar pepperoncini pepper, cut stems off and save juice
  • 8 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. Combine all ingredients in roast pan.
  2. Fill with water until meat is half-way covered.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 3 hours.
  4. Remove meat and shred it. Put shredded meat back in roast pan and bake another 1/2 hour.
  5. Drain and serve on French bread.
  6. May prepare in a crock-pot but will need to cook 8 hours.

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