Total Time
8hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 hrs

A friend of mine is a master of delicious meats and this is just one more of his amazing creations. This makes the house smell awesome and is excellent piled high on a roll with melty Provolone cheese. Oh, and don't forget the bibs...this one is messy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients (except roast) in a large crockpot.
  2. Place the roast in the crockpot and cook on low 8-10 hours or until fork tender.
  3. Remove the beef and shred with two forks. Add back to the juices and enjoy.
  4. NOTE: To enjoy this in the traditional Chicago-style, pile high on a crusty roll with provolone cheese slices and chopped giardiniera.
Most Helpful

5 5

This recipe caught my eye because my son's name is Nate. Happy I saw it, delicious. I added a few potatoes and carrots the last 2 hours - scooped them out and had them as a side dish. Yummy!

5 5

You weren't kidding about the amazing smell! I put this on this morning before leaving for most of the day and when I got home I could smell it before I even got to my apartment door - and even better, as I soon discovered, the taste is just as great as the smell! I was surprised by how much of a kick there was from the red pepper flakes (yum!) I made exactly to the recipe, cooking for just under 8 hours. I didn't have any crusty rolls or giardiniera, so served on toasted bread with provolone, banana peppers, and pickled onions. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

5 5

Wonderful flavor! Mine took much longer than stated but once we were able to shred it, it was great. I served with a crusty roll with provolone on top.