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Slow Cooked Italian Beef Hoagies

The beef for these Slow Cooked Italian Beef Hoagies is cooked low and slow until it’s fall apart tender. Serve it on warm buttered and toasted hoagie rolls topped with a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese for a satisfying meal at the end the day.

Slow Cooked Italian Beef Hoagies

Easy Slow Cooked Italian Beef Hoagies Recipe

Pot roasts cook to perfection in a slow cooker. The all day slow simmering works magic on inexpensive cuts of meat, and turns them into a carnivore’s sheer joy. While pot roasts, along with fried chicken, are classic Sunday supper fare it’s nice to take them beyond the expected flavor combination from time to time. Variety is the spice of life, right? This roast is smothered with classic Italian herbs and seasoned tomatoes. Serve on warmed hoagie rolls and it’s meal time in no-time. How to make easy crockpot Italian Beef Hoagies:

  • Meat – A chuck roast is particularly delicious when cooked in a crockpot. It results in a tender beef that pulls apart easily.
  • Sauce – Diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste for thickening the sauce. A few drops of Worcestershire sauce adds a depth of flavor.
  • Seasonings – Dried Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper. A packet of dry Italian salad dressing.
  • Vegetables -Green bell pepper and onion. You could also add fresh sliced mushrooms.
  • Bread – Buttered and toasted Hoagie rolls for serving.
  • Cheese – Finely grated Parmesan cheese.
Italian Beef Hoagie on a platter with chips

How to Make the Best Slow Cooked Italian Beef Hoagies Recipe

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Slow Cooker Italian Beef Hoagies: Chuck roast, olive oil, diced canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, onion, green bell pepper, salt, black pepper, minced garlic, dry Zesty Italian or classic salad dressing mix, hoagie rolls and grated Parmesan cheese for serving.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: 6 quart or similar size slow cooker, cutting board, sharp knife, measuring cups and spoons, forks for shredding the beef and various kitchen utensils.
  • If you’d like to go the extra mile, season the roast and brown it on the stovetop in oil prior to placing it into the slow cooker. If there’s no time to do so, rest assured it will still be delicious.
  • Italian seasoned tomatoes typically come seasoned with garlic, oregano and basil. I took this into consideration when I mention the amounts for the other ingredients.
  • If you don’t have Italian seasoned tomatoes, you’ll need to adjust the amounts of seasonings to accommodate for the missing flavors.
  • These beef hoagies are delicious finished simply with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. After assembling the hoagies, you could also top them with mozzarella, fontina or provolone cheese and melt under the oven broiler.
  • Serve on warm, steamed hoagie rolls or hoagie rolls that have been buttered and toasted, the choice is yours.
  • While this beef is designed for sandwiches, you may also serve this roast alongside mashed potatoes with roasted asparagus, or over your favorite cooked pasta with a wedge salad.
  • Store Slow Cooked Italian Beef Hoagies chilled in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat gently in single servings in the microwave or reheat in a saucepan on the stoveop over medium heat.
  • You can also freeze this Italian Beef for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
Slow Cooked Italian Beef Hoagies

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Slow Cooked Italian Beef Hoagies

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Resting time10 minutes
Total Time8 hours 20 minutes
Course: Beef, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian Inspired
Keyword: slow-cooked-beef, slow-cooked-italian-beef, slow-cooked-roast
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 325kcal


  • 1 4 lb chuck roast
  • 1 0.6 oz package dry Zesty Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large  green bell pepper  seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes adjust amount to your taste
  • 1 tsp dry Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 14.5 oz diced Italian seasoned fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 16 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste plus additional as needed to thicken sauce
  • 8-10 warmed or buttered and toasted hoagie rolls
  • grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  • Spray a 6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Drizzle roast lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle on all sides with the zesty Italian salad dressing mix. Center roast in slow cooker.
  • Drizzle roast with Worcestershire sauce,. Arrange green pepper and onion over the roast.
  • Season the peppers and onion with salt, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, black pepper and garlic.
  • Pour the diced tomatoes over the vegetables then drizzle with tomato sauce
  • Place lid firmly on slow cooker. Slow cook on low for 8-10 hours or until fork tender.
  • Pour the drippings from the slow cooker into a medium saucepan. Skim the fat. Bring to a simmer and thicken using tomato paste as directed. You may thicken further with additional tomato paste.
  • Use two forks to shred beef then, return the roast to the slow cooker, ladle sauce on top and gently stir.
  • Keep warm until serving on warm hoagie rolls with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.


  • These beef hoagies are delicious finished simply with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. After assembling the hoagies, you could also top them with mozzarella, fontina or provolone cheese and melt under the oven broiler.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 9mg
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  1. Love your recipes! Could you please approximate the servings for Slow Cooked Italian Beel Hoagies? I’m serving 7 people, two will probably have seconds. Thank you!

    1. Hi Connie, yes, I would estimate 10 servings. Please note, this will depend entirely upon the appetites of those you’re serving and how generously you stuff those hoagie rolls. ☺ I hope you enjoy, thanks so much!

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