Italian beef is the perfect party food for a large crowd. This easy slow cooker recipe is the food that game day fans crave!
Looking for a great game day meal? I’ve got the perfect meal: Italian Beef
And you can even make this version in the slow cooker OR the Instant Pot.
To make Italian beef, you’re going to want to use a chuck roast. The same roast that you’d use if you were making a pot roast.
Then you’ll want to season the roast generously with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
When it comes to cooking it, you have two options. You can cook it in the slow cooker or you can cook it in the pressure cooker.
If you pick the slow cooker, place the seasoned beef in your slow cooker, scatter some pepperoncini over top, pour in some beef broth and juice from the pepperoncini and cook for 5 /1 hours.
If you want to make Instant Pot Italian Beef, you will place all of the ingredients in the instant pot, seal it and cook for 90 minutes.
Both cooking methods will get you tender, melt in your mouth Italian Beef.
One word: Sandwiches.
More Words: Totally loaded and delectable Italian Beef Sandwiches.
I just love all of the goodies piled on these things.
For the toppings, I chose thick cut smoked provolone , pepperoncini and giardiniera, spicy if you can find it. The added heat is perfection. If you want to make your own pepperonicini you can too!
Finally, with all the goodies, I highly recommend toasting the bread under the broiler before you assemble the sandwich. And once more, after you add the cheese.
Note: Originally Published 2016. Updated photos and Instant Pot instructions 2019.