Slow Cooked Italian Beef for Sandwiches

This is a modified recipe to make use of the superior spices that the Spice House has to offer. It has become a family favorite.

Yield: 8 Servings
Collections: American Beef

Featured Ingredients

We grind this high-grade Tellicherry pepper in small batches every week, for the freshest, most pungently pepper taste. Sifted through a... Size Options
$5.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)
Oregano spice is among the most popular herbs in the world. It has a bright, tangy, lemony flavor that’s essential to Italian and Greek... Size Options
$3.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 0.5 oz)
With its fresh, sweet flavor, basil is the one of most popular herbs in the country. This aromatic European basil is delicious in Italian... Size Options
$3.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 0.8 oz)
The rich forest green color of dried parsley, along with its mild, sweet flavor, makes it the ideal herb for garnishing. Shake dried... Size Options
$2.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 0.3 oz)

Slow Cooked Italian Beef for Sandwiches Recipe

Preparation Instructions

Combine water with the Beef Soup Base and Chicken Soup Base with ground black pepper, Greek oregano, sweet California basil, parsley, fancy garlic salt, onion powder, bay leaf, Back-of-the-Yards, and Italian dressing base in a saucepan. Stir well, and bring to a boil.

Place roast in slow cooker, and pour dressing mixture over the meat. Cover, and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours, or on high for 4 to 5 hours. When done, remove bay leaf, and shred meat with a fork.

Take the sliced red onions (or Vidalia onions) and saute them and serve them with the beef.

Serve on crusty Italian rolls.

Yield: 8 Servings
Helpful Hints

Reduce the amount of water by 10 ounces and pour in one bottle of beer.

If you want a nice smokey flavor, add 1 - 2 teaspoons of either Hickory or Mesquite Smoke, that has no salt added, during the last hour of cooking.
Use some of the liquid on the sandwich, it has a very nice flavor.

The soup bases used in this order are sold in The Spice House Milwaukee location only. Please call them at 1 888 488 0977 if you would like to order them.


Share Your Recipes!

Do you have a recipe you'd like to share with The Spice House community? We are currently gathering recipes to include in our collection and we would love to share yours online.

Submit Yours


Jeffery S

I substituted a can of chicken broth and a can of beef broth for the soup bases, which I didn't have. In my opinion, the recipe is good but too peppery, my wife said the pepper level was OK, so that's a 50/50 vote. I will make this again, but next time I'll delete that teaspoon of pepper.

Kelly P

Italian beef was the best homemade I've ever made. I would definately make this again. Awesome

Kelly Perkins

Lisa M

I'm a little confused. The directions call for "fancy garlic salt" but it's not listed in the ingredients. Should we add garlic salt and if so, how much? Thanks. This really sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it!