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Slow Cooked Italian Beef Hoagies

Slow Cooked Italian Beef Hoagies

Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian Inspired
Keyword slow-cooked-beef, slow-cooked-italian-beef, slow-cooked-roast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 325kcal


  • 1 4 lb chuck roast
  • 1 0.6 oz package dry Zesty Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large  green bell pepper  seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes adjust amount to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon dry Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 14.5 oz diced Italian seasoned fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 16 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon 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