Slow Cooker Tangy Italian Beef Sandwiches

"This is a Betty Crocker recipe and we just love it! So easy and the aroma is FABULOUS!"
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Ready In:
10hrs 20mins


  • 1 (3 -4 lb) boneless beef roast, trimmed of fat
  • 14 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian dressing
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 12 hamburger buns, split


  • Spray inside of 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. If beef is tied, remove strings or netting. Place beef in cooker.
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar. Pour dressing over beef.
  • Cover and cook on Low heat setting 10 to 12 hours.
  • Remove beef from cooker; place on cutting board. Shred beef, using 2 forks.
  • Return beef to cooker; add Italian seasoning and mix well.
  • Using slotted spoon to remove beef from cooker, fill each bun with about 1/3 cup beef. Serve with remaining juices.

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  1. luminajd
    I had high hopes for this recipe because of the other reviews but was very disappointed. I used an expensive cut of meat and followed the directions exactly and the meat was tough and way too sweet. I will never make this again.
    Jude...I concurr... these were great! I liked the slightly sweeter taste from the brown sugar as I added a little bit more also used beachgirls recipe #63812 for the italian dressing. Used one of those new slow cooker liners and had a no mess cleanup, and even shredded most of it in the crockpot. Served with melted mozz cheese on the top and had a super lunches for the weekend. Thanks Karen!!!
  3. Hey Jude
    Easy and delicious! I made this exactly as written and ended up with falling apart, tender, juicy beef sandwiches. I served them with waffle fries and cole slaw. Great Saturday night supper....thanks Karen :)


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