Italian Beef Sandwiches (Slow Cooker, Stovetop, or Instant Pot)


Italian Beef can be cooked in a slow cooker, instant pot, or seared on your stovetop and cooked in the oven. There is minimal prep time before it cooks low and slow with your favorite Italian spices for tender, juicy beef your entire family will love.

We love nothing more than a recipe with options: slow cooker, instant pot, or stove top. If you’re like us and have all of the specialty appliances, then you can take your pick and decide which cooking method is most convenient for your family. If you aren’t into the single use kitchen gadgets, we are here for you in this recipe too with stovetop and oven instructions. No matter how you cook this Italian Beef, it is going to be delicious! 


  • 3-4 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 1 packet (about 1 ounce) Italian dressing mix
  • 1 packet (about 1 ounce) au jus gravy mix
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncini peppers, sliced (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • Hoagie rolls or sandwich buns
  • Provolone cheese slices (optional)
  • Sliced pepperoncini peppers (optional, for topping)


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