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Crock Pot Italian Beef

Crock pot Italian beef is a delicious slow cooked roast, shredded and served on a bun with hot giardiniera. This delicious sandwich is perfect for family dinner or game day with friends.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot italian beef, italian beef sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 675kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 3 pounds Top sirloin roast
  • 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Sea salt
  • ½ tablespoon Black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 3 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 2 Yellow onions sliced
  • 3 Green peppers sliced into strips
  • 1 cup Garlic cloves
  • ¼ Cup Red wine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 2 cups Beef stock
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 8 Sourdough baguettes or sub rolls
  • 2 cups Hot giardiniera as a topping


  • Season meat with italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and paprika. Rub seasoning into the meat and cover. Let marinate for 1 hour.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat until. Add canola oil and beef and brown each side, about 2 minutes per side. Set browned beef aside.
  • Add the onions, green peppers, and garlic to the pan. Lower heat to medium low and cook for 5 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  • Deglaze pan with red wine by slowly pouring the wine into the pan and using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits.
  • Add the beef and vegetables to your slow cooker.
  • Pour worcestershire and beef stock over the beef. Place the bay leaves onto the top and cover. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  • Discard the bay leaves. Remove beef from the slow cooker and place on a wooden cutting board. Shred the meat.
  • Remove peppers,onion, and garlic cloves and place into a separate bowl for serving.
  • Return meat to the slow cooker and set to warm.
  • Add a generous helping of meat to each baguette.
  • Top with sweet peppers and onions or giardiniera and enjoy.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 675kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 2837mg | Potassium: 997mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 638IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 15mg