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Slow Cooker Italian Beef Hoagies – Our First Meal in Our New Home!

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Set it and forget it with this easy slow cooker sandwich recipe. Top round roast, bell peppers, pepperoncini, garlic and dried herbs slow cooked all day then shredded and served on whole wheat Italian bread or rolls with melted provolone.

Set it and forget it with this easy, flavorful slow cooker sandwich recipe. Top round roast, bell peppers, pepperoncini, garlic and dried herbs slow cooked all day then shredded and served on whole wheat Italian bread or rolls with melted provolone.

Guys, I’m so excited to share this news with you! We’ve spent the past few years searching for the perfect house. As much as I love the house I currently own and live in, filled with so many wonderful family memories, we’ve outgrown it and working from home I need a bigger kitchen and a lot more space. So, I’m giving you a sneak peak at my new home before we start knocking down walls!

I’m still living in my old home and plan to do so until the renovations are done. Since I have no furniture, pots, pans or even utensils, we enjoyed our first meal in our new home picnic style which the kids loved. I brought everything ready for this meal in the slow cooker and packed a blanket, bread, water and some plates.

The house is in a great neighborhood, and everyone we’ve met so far has been super nice, so we’re really excited about the next chapter of our life. It’s still close enough to my parents, but I can finally build that dream kitchen I’ve wanted for so long as well as a photo studio/office next to it so I don’t have to work on my dining room table anymore. Although it needs some updating, what I really fell in love with was the location on the Great South Bay.

We’re excited and overwhelmed as the house needs a lot of updating to make it feel like home. Bathrooms, kitchen, pantry – lots to do!

What made me fall in love with this house are the stunning views of the bay. Hoping a boat will be in our future so we can head out to Fire Island on weekends, and do some fishing or just to have fun! The best part of our new home – seeing the sunset from my window or back porch every night.

My kids are excited and Madison has already picked out her new room. Once we start working on the house I’ll show you the progress, and the finished kitchen. HGTV, you out there? I could use some help!!

Back to the recipe, now that I’ve started packing I’ve been going through unused cookbooks and came across The Skinny Suppers Cookbook. I let my husband choose which meal to make, and I’m not surprise, being Italian he chose these hoagies, which everyone enjoyed!

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!

Set it and forget it with this easy slow cooker sandwich recipe! Made with a beef roast, bell peppers, pepperoncini, garlic and dried herbs, served on whole wheat Italian bread or rolls with melted provolone.

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Hoagies

4.86 from 28 votes
Set it and forget it with this easy, flavorful slow cooker sandwich recipe. Top round roast, bell peppers, pepperoncini, garlic and dried herbs slow cooked all day then shredded and served on whole wheat Italian bread or rolls with melted provolone.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Set it and forget it with this easy slow cooker sandwich recipe. Top round roast, bell peppers, pepperoncini, garlic and dried herbs slow cooked all day then shredded and served on whole wheat Italian bread or rolls with melted provolone.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 hours
Total: 10 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 8 Servings
Serving Size: 1 sandwich


  • 3 lbs beef top round roast, trimmed of fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons Italian salad dressing mix or see below for homemade
  • 3 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 16 oz jar pepperoncini
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 8 2 oz pieces whole wheat Italian or French bread (or gluten free bread)
  • 8 slices Sargento Provolone Ultra Thin

Homemade Italian Seasoning
 (use 4 teaspoons):

  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar or stevia
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper


  • Pat the roast dry with a paper towel. Combine the onion powder, black pepper and salt and rub all over the roast then place into the slow cooker.
  • Add the Italian salad dressing mix, broth, garlic and bay leaf. Cover and cook on high 5 to 6 hours or low 10 to 12 hours, until very tender and easily shreds with two forks.
  • When done, remove bay leaf and shred the beef. Add 1 cup of the pepperoncinis and the bell peppers to the slow cooker, cover and cook high 30 minutes or low 1 hour.
  • To serve, top each roll or bread with 3 oz meat mixture, top with 1 slice cheese, and some of the remaining pepperoncinis. Serve the remaining liquid as a dip for the sandwich, if desired. If desired, place the bread under the broiler 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese.

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Serving: 1 sandwich, Calories: 442 kcal, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 49 g, Fat: 11.5 g, Cholesterol: 116 mg, Sodium: 873 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 3.5 g


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224 comments on “Slow Cooker Italian Beef Hoagies – Our First Meal in Our New Home!”

  1. This is one of my FAVORITE recipes! So delicious. I don’t care for provolone so I usually use shredded mozzarella instead.

  2. Made this recipe several times and it always gets reviews! It’s perfect
    For super bowl Sunday or after apple picking! I would like to make it a day before my grandsons bday party. How do you recommend reheating it or is it better to make the day of?

  3. A new SkinnyTaste favorite! I made this for the Super Bowl this year and it was a hit. A great option for a make-ahead meal

  4. These are unbelievably delicious and so easy! Will definitely be making these again—they were a huge hit with the family. 

  5. I feel like the cook time is a little long. My 4lb roast was done on low before the 5hr mark. I also felt like it was tough and would have been better on low, but I didn’t have 10-12 hours as the recipe indicated. I looked back at a similar recipe passed down from my mom, and it calls for a 3.5-4lb Chuck roast to be cooked for 7 hours on low. I will cook on low next time and probable use Chuck. IMO the top round was a little too lean for this.

  6. We make this about once a month – it’s my hubby’s favorite! So easy and delicious! It’s a quick enough meal to put together that I’m able to get this going in the slow cooker for the 10-12 hours before leaving to work 🙂

  7. I made this tonight (with chuck roast) and we both really enjoyed the meal. I served it on ciabatta buns with a side salad. I was worried about how spicy/hot it might be so used about half to 3/4 of the pepperoncinis.
    It was perfect for us. I will definitely make this again. Thank you for the recipe.

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    Kathleen Chumley

    We love this recipe and variations of it, sometimes adding onions with the peppers. I’ve been making it for years but never calculated the points for it. This is worth every point! We sometimes prefer white bakery sub rolls, which only add 2 more points on Blue, making it 14 points. When I make this I just choose zero and low point options for the rest of my day because I want to enjoy every bite of my sub without guilt.

  9. This recipe exceeded the expectations of everyone in my family. It is easy to prep and cook and worth EVERY SINGLE CALORIE/POINT. Thanks Gina!

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    Cindi Richardson

    I have made a lot of skinnytaste recipes. I have two of her cookbooks. This is hands down the best one yet. This is restaurant quality amazingly good. And SO easy to make.

  11. Love this recipe! I have a Beef Sirloin Tip Roast in the fridge. Do you know if this cut of meat will work ok for this recipe? Thanks!

  12. Do your kids mind the spiciness of the peppercinis? Looking to still have the flavor but my kids thought it was too spicy. Any advice?

  13. Just printed your Hoagie recipe which will be made between Christmas and New Years. Slow Cooker meals are pretty much what we live on between the two holidays. Too pooped to make anything that might take the last of whatever energy this 78 year old body has left. But this looks like a very tasty and easy recipe that will do a fine job of filling us up. In all my many years I never had a Hoagie but they sure sound and look good. I’m truly looking forward to it. On a personnel note, I love, love, love your new home and my heart did flip flops when I saw your beautiful family picnic and your very sweet fur baby! My wish for you is that your new home be blessed with all that is good and may the Angels stand watch at your door. Ps. At 78 I’m not prepared to do away with a greeting that I have bestowed on others as long as I can remember. So here goes! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Happy New Year! The five stars are for you!!!

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    Karen M Strickland

    This is fantastic!!! I just started WW and trying to track this meal but of course it isn’t listed on their app.

    How do I track this since your recipe doesn’t show the saturated fats? How many points come off if I don’t eat the bread?

  15. This was delicious!! Has a nice little kick and tons of flavor. My husband ate the meat by itself but I made the hoagie and dipped it into the juice. YUM!!! Keeper recipe for sure.

  16. Gina-Do you think I could make this with London broil? I just bought some and want to use it in a creative way. What do you think I would have to alter?

  17. Just made this today. It was amazing! Even my picky husband loved it.

    We are going through a kitchen remodel and this was the first meal I cooked in our new, almost completed finished, kitchen. And it definitely created a sense of connection to you and this blog. Thank you!

    We may just have to make it again for our yearly Halloween party.

  18. I only have instant pot. It has slow cooker but it doesn’t work as good as a slow cooker. Do you have instant pot version of this?

  19. Are pepperoncini the same as banana peppers?  Or can you substitute effectively?  I have a huge jar of banana peppers. 

  20. Whats the best way to try to freeze leftovers ? I have a little family, so I’m a full time working step mom who always likes to make sure I have dinner on the table that everyone likes between work and fitness classes I teach at night.

    Do you recommend after it cools freezing the meat in certain containers or are certain freezer bags ok ?

    1. I always let the food cool first in the fridge then toss it in the freezer the next day. Just make sure you save the liquid too. 🙂

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    Christine Jordan

    Made this last night with a chuck roast that I had had frozen for a while and it needed to be used. It was amazing! My SO is not a BBQ kind of guy, so I was looking for something different and this really hit the spot. Served it with a big salad. You know it’s a great dinner when you look forward to leftovers for lunch! Thank you for this one. It will go into the rotation.


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    Nicole Morouse

    This looks so amazing! I will be making for our family this week. I wondered, if the nutritional information reflects serving it on rolls? Since that can vary depending on the kind used, is the nutritional info for the roast and pepperocini only? Thank you!

    Ps. I just began food tracking and I’m using your site to source nearly all of my recipes!

  23. Made this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious!  Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  24. Such a delicious recipe. I would caution though that 5-6 hours on high wasn’t enough to shred the meat. We ended up having to do 10-12 and it was so wonderful. We also added a bit of the pepperoncini juice. So yummy!

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    lauren posillico

    This is easily the best beef sandwich recipe ever!!! A huge hit in my house and it makes leftovers for dayyyysss. Thanks Gina for another winner!!

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    Carol Fernandez

    OMG!!!!!! I accidentally used the italian dressing meausrements for the actual recipe. I am sooooooo mad at myself. First time making this and I was so excited:( I’m still going to go ahead and finish it, but we will probably be getting Whataburger tonight.

  27. *FACE PALM* ugh! I’m new to cooking roasts of any sort and I have been eyeing this one for a while. I put it on this morning before work and just realized I put ALL of the seasons in, not 4 tsp of it. Is it ruined? Or do you think I can do anything to fix?

  28. I made this recipe about 3 weeks ago and my family of extremely picky eaters loved it as did I, so much so we’re making it again. It is so simple when made in the crock pot and has very few ingredients and very little chopping

  29. Delicious! I made this over the weekend. I was looking for a warm sandwich that I could make in advance, but not the usual sweet barbecue tyoe of sandwich. My husband really liked this and he is generally not a fan of shredded meat sandwiches. I cooked the meat in the the Instant Pot for 50 minutes then finished it and kept it warm in the slow cooker to serve. Thank you for such an amazing website!

    1. Thank you for posting an Instant Pot conversion! I was going to ask if this could be made in the IP! 🙂

    2. I’m wondering if it would be okay to use a top round London Broil instead of a roast. I have a ton of London brows that I bought on sale LOL. Also was wondering if you had any modifications for the instant pot?

      1. Yup. I literally just did this overnight with a London broil. 12 on low and it shredded beautifully. My roast was 1.75 lbs but I’m sure it would work just fine on a larger one 

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    Melanie Rosen

    Can you tell me how many Freestyle points without the bread? I love all your recipes! They really help keep me on track!

  31. Excellent. Made day before and refrigerated overnight. Returned to crock pot and added bell peppers and cooked an additional 2 hours. My husband raved!!!

  32. My family really enjoyed this. Although I may have gotten a bit carried away w/ the pepperoncinis! (Mine had some heat to them.) I wouldn’t change a thing. These are a keeper!

  33. Hi Gina! This looks like a recent receipe, but I don’t see Freestlye Points. Does that mean they’re unchanged? Thanks!

    1. This has not changed on the new plan, they will all continue to say Smart Points as that is what WW calls them.

  34. I feel really silly asking, but does this recipe make 2 batches? I’ve made it twice and I always have enough leftover for another week! Just wanted to make sure I’m serving the portions correctly 🙂 it calls for 3lbs of meat with 3oz on each and 8 servings. 

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      Bridget Doran

      I’ve made this twice…once in the slow cooker and once in the instant pot. Maybe I just picked a better piece of meat for the instant pot but it turned out way more moist and easier to shred in the instant pot. I cooked it on the meat/stew button for an hour. It was delicious!

  35. This is delicious! I make it all the time now. Thank you! What is the saturated fat amount in this recipe? I think it’s missing from your nutrition facts. Thanks again!

  36. I made this for dinner tonight exactly as written using your Italian mix and it was excellent! My husband loved it to. We will definitely be making it again. Thanks so much for the great recipe!

  37. This was amazing!!! I read your post about how your husband chose it and my family loved it!! Another one that we love. My daughter started telling me what a great chef I was and how I needed to go on “Chopped.” I laughed knowing it was your hard work that made me look successful. Thank you!! The house will be stunning! Thank you for these recipes!!!

  38. Congratulations Gina and family! I can’t wait to see what’s next. Your recipes are amazing and always please my crowd!! Best of luck with the new house and the renovation!!

  39. Beautiful home! Wishing you all the best. I can’t find top round roast. What cut of meat would be a good substitute? London broil? Thank you!

  40. Looks wonderful!! Congratulations on the new house! My mom grew up on the water there and they went to Fire Island every weekend, she has shared many wonderful memories with me about it, your girls will love it! A lot my family is scattered throughout the island from The Hamptons to Brooklyn, needless to say my heart is there! 

  41. Congrats Gina! Your new home is beautiful.
    I made this recipe for my fiance and me, and it was delicious. Probably the best thing I’ve cooked so far in my new slow cooker. Thank you for posting! Thanks also for including the weight waters smart points! It makes things so easy. =)

  42. We used this recipe today with the frozen 1.5lb pork shoulder we had in the freezer – hubby doesn’t feel well lately after eating beef. That is the only thing we changed. Anyway, it tasted AMAZING. Not sure if the calories went up a whole lot but we don’t feel super full and we’re definitely satisfied. Pleanty of leftovers for the weekend too. Thank you for helping us be happy while losing weight Gina, we love you!

  43. Excited for your new home! I love your recipes! You’ve helped this order-out-queen into a chef! I enjoy cooking thanks to you! Thank you!

  44. I’m confused with the portion size. I have A LOT leftover after measuring out 3 oz of the meat mixture per serving. I know the meat cooks down and some peppers were added, but 3 lbs divided by 8 portions is 6 oz. Is the serving size right? Maybe why after portioning out 5 – 3 oz servings I still have more than half the recipe leftover? Or did I overlook something?

    P.s. the fam loved this recipe!

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      Skinnytaste Gina

      You can measure the full recipe in cups and divide by servings for a more accurate “cup” measurement

  45. Hi! Quick question, I dont love shredded meat, do you think the meat would slice or would it be too tender to slice it after it cooked?

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    Paige Forberger

    I’m super bummed! I love all your recipes but this one just didn’t turn out for me. The flavor was good don’t get me wrong but my Crock-Pot cooked this way to fast! I usually don’t have a problem with my temperature being high but I put it in on high for 6 hours I checked the temperature with 2.5 hours remaining the meat was already registered at 175 and dry as bone I couldn’t shred the meat at all! I turned it off but still have a few hours before dinner time! Hoping it still will work! Would love to see this recipe made for oven use! Crock pots can be so temperamental!!

  47. Congratulations on your beautiful new home!  With all of the work you’ve done to provide us with such delicious meals over the years, it is very well deserved!

  48. Just to follow up on using pork…while I have no reference for how it tastes with beef it is delicious with pork! It was a hit. I live overseas in a small military community where the local stores are closed on Sundays so our on post store was my only choice for shopping yesterday.. They only had one pork roast left and,although it was the wrong cut, I picked it up anyway. I will definitely try it with shoulder next time. And the provolone from our deli was tasteless. So I will try a sliced brand from the cold case next time also. Because there will definitely be a next time! Maybe even next week! Trying the picadillo this week also but with turkey. 

  49. I made these last night and they were a HIT! My picky eater husband absolutely loved them. The recipe made A LOT for the two of us (we have sandwiches for lunch and still have PLENTY leftover). Any ideas for leftovers tonight?

  50. Made this last night. Thumbs up all around. I fire my moms Italian beef recipe is out the window. Sorry Mom! 

  51. Gina~ This looks amazing and I am going to try it when the family is all together next week, I have been looking for an Italian beef recipe for awhile.

    LOVE your new home! You should give Jonathan and Drew from Property Bros a call. They’d do anything for great meals!!!
    Your new kitchen/office/stdio will be wonderful, Best of luck.

  52. Congrats Gina on both your new home and the James Beard honor! 
    This was a super easy recipe that was full of flavor! This was a huge hit with my kids (who are in college). They were happy to know they could easily make this meal at school. 

  53. Wow! Your new home looks lovely. How exciting.
    Do you plan on doing a version of this recipe for the Instant Pot?

  54. So happy for you! The house is beautiful and will be even more so once you get into it. Enjoy the process!

  55. what would the proportions be if Stevia is used instead of the sugar in the Italian seasoning? a whole tablespoon would have an aftertaste. wouldn’t it?

  56. Wow. Love your new home. I can  see rod iron railing on that staircase!
    Looking forward to seeing the up coming pictures of the. Remodel.

  57. Hi GIna! Congratulations on your new home! And your James Beard Award nomination! How wonderful for you and your family! I was wondering if you can help convert this recipe for the Instant Pot. Thank you and congrats again!

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    Critiani Oliveira

    Congratulations on your new home! You and your family deserve it!
    It looks beautiful and I am sure will you be very happy there.
    kind regards from Lisbon, Portugal

  59. Best of luck in your new home. It looks like a beautiful spot. Enjoy. Renovating is stressful, but you do so much already, you’ll be just fine. You and your recipes have changed my life and my cooking for the better. Wishing you all great things!

  60. I was looking for a recipe for the roast of beef that I bought on special  this week and voila one appeared in my email today!  I made it today, just have one question about whether to put the shredded beef back in the pot while cooking the peppers and pepperoni.  I felt the beef would be too cold, so put it back in!  I made this on the slow cooker setting on my Instant Pot – probably could have used the IP for the last step.  I’m a Canadian Realtor, and love the look of your new home, the location on the water!  Beautiful view!  Snow too like we have here!  Congrats!   (your recipes are my faves)

  61. This sounds so good! I’m going to try and make this in the instant pot this weekend, because it sounds like it will be a perfect recipe for that! Thanks for all of your hard work and great recipes! Congrats on the new house ☺️

  62. Beautiful home! I love the view! I hope you will keep us posted and show us pictures as the renovations happen. 🙂

  63. Love, love, love the house.  I’m sure it will be the start of so many great memories.

    Do you put the shredded beef back in the pot while the peppers are cooking, or set it aside and keep it warm?

  64. Congratulations! Beautiful home and view! The home has good “bones”, but it’s so nice to be able to create exactly what you want though. Thanks for this recipe. I think it will definitely be a winner in my house.

  65. Hi Gina,

    Will you posting the sheet pan breakfast potatoes you showed in Instagram? I’ve been looking for a WW recipes for breakfast potatios? 🙂

  66. Seems everything has sugar in it these days. For a healthier beef I would omit the sugar.
    Shouldn’t need any sweetener.Other than that it looks like it would be a good beef.

  67. Gina, the new house looks amazing and those killer views! Love it. Look forward to receiving updates as the renovation progresses. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. Weight Watchers would be difficult without your yummy recipes. 

  68. Congrats on your new place. Beautiful! And many thanks for your so very simple recipes. I’m really glad I found your website. Cheers! and continued great dishes from your new kitchen!

  69. Congratulations on the new house, Gina! The view is amazing! Looking forward to seeing your renovations as they progress. This recipe looks amazing! Of course, all of your recipes are winners in my house. Since I have become an Instant Pot “junkie” (thanks to you!), I was wondering if you have thought about trying this recipe in your IP?

  70. Gina, I’m so happy for you. I can hear the excitement through your words. You are soooo blessed to be able to do this. I WISH! That’s is a perfect view!!!!! Gosh.

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    Jill Alexander

    Hi Gina!  LOVE your stuff!  Why top round versus something more tender like shoulder?  Isn’t round typically so tough?  

    1. Just wondering if you are supposed to slice the pepperocinis or leave them whole? Do you add any pepperocini liquid from the jar?

  72. Congratulations on the new house ! I live on Long Island too and frequent Kismet in the summer ! We have the best of both worlds, great beaches and a wonderful city to visit !! Keep those great recipes coming !!!

  73. Congratulations on your new home it’s beautiful!!!! I will definitely be trying out this recipe.

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    Karen Whittlesey

    Love the house. I’m in no-saltwater-Kansas, so liking your view!
    When you shred the beef, does it stay in the slow cooker or does it come out at that point?

  75. So happy for you!  It’s beautiful!  Thank you for all that you do for us with the great low cal WW items you provide!

  76. Congrats on the new home! I hope you’ll share your journey into this next chapter with us. I’ve made something similar before but never thought of adding Italian dressing or red pepper – going to give this a try for the NCAA basketball crowd this weekend 🙂

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    Marcy Holland

    Great recipe! As we are on a heart healthy diet, I used a venison roast, cut back on the salt and served on mini multi grain rolls with a side salad. Great flavor and sooo easy!

  78. Congratulations on your new home!!! I love your Skinny Taste website! A co-worker introduced me to your website when I was learning to count calories, since then, I have made so many meals from your recipes, and have “shared the love” of the website to several friends….all of them have raved about the recipes.

    Thank you for sharing your love of cooking. I look to your website each week now, when planning meals for my family. Thanks again Gina!!! You ROCK!!!!

  79. welcome to Long Island! Will you be having workshops here? Ive been a fan of yours along time ago. . Great fish shops on he south shore,Im on the north shore. Ive been having a hard cooking the stuff peepers? The meat (chicken white( seems dry? I don’t eat beef so I make it w/white meat ,hubbyy doesn’t care. I threw out yesterday the zucchini meat for stuff boats. Im a failure. On GMA -Ginger Zee is doing home renovationsions in the spring on her other show? I have all your books. Hope my corn beef in brock pot goes well. Couldn’t get the parsnips. Cant wait to see your additions to your home. Tell your kids they will love being here.

  80. Congratulations on the house. It’s going to be a dream kitchen, can see that already.
    Since II’m baking my own bread can you please let me know how many calories just for the dish itself?
    Thank you

      1. yes you do, Gina. You said above that just the meat, no bread or cheese was 7 Smart Points.
        Sabine I hope you read through the comments and found that info.

  81. New house looks AMAZING! O’side is a wonderful place, but this sure looks like a step up. Congratulations! Hope you guys are able to enjoy it full-time for the upcoming summer. I’m also on the South Shore and have always been envious of the truly waterfront homes. Best of luck with the renovations!

  82. Congrats on the house, Gina! Thank you for continuing to be an inspiration and for teaching me how to really cook with real food. Can’t wait to try these sandwiches this weekend!

  83. Best of luck in the new house, Gina! A new place to make memories…how wonderful. Thanks for always sharing such terrific recipes…I am a Weight Watcher leader and share so many of your recipes with my members. You make it soooo easy to eat healthy!

    Thanks again!!

  84. Congratulations!  It looks beautiful and I wish you all the best with the renovations to make it your own.  Love that your family had a fun meal picnic style.  My college boys are home this week for spring break and appreciate home cooked meals.  I’ve made favorites like your Italian Sheet Pan Chicken and Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes.  Look forward to trying this one too!   

  85. Beautiful home. Once the reno is complete you’ll have have a wonderful and warm home to live and create. 

  86. Now that is some view! I love Long Island beach views! Congrats 🙂 as a rejoinder to WW I appreciate ALL your recipes! Keeping me in check bc I hate cooking but you make it so easy! 

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    Jacki Holecek

    Love the looks of your new home. All the best to you! I will definitely try this recipe. Love anything Italian and any hoagies (called subs in Maryland)

  88. This may be a stupid question but could I use pork instead of beef? I don’t eat beef but I’ve always wanted to try this as I love banana peppers and provolone cheese. And I need more meals for my,slow cooker. 

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    Michael Derewicz

    Whoho buddy, Buona Beef in Chicago cannot be imitated nor duplicated because they are the creme de le creme of Italian Beef!!!!

  90. Congratulations on your new home! So much light! I know the thrill of building your own dream kitchen. We built our house two years ago next week. The kitchen was my primary focus as well as the backyard and garden. I just love it! It’s so nice to cook in a great kitchen. I can’t wait to taste all of the wonderful creations you will design in that kitchen. Have fun!!!! I’m so thrilled for you!

  91. I’ve been following you since pretty much the beginning… my friends joke around with me because whenever I share a recipe, it’s from you 100% of the time. I claim we have the same taste buds because I never have to alter a recipe, not even a little bit!
    With that said, what a beautiful home & view!! Many blessings! Cheers ???? To many memories made in your new homes! 

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    Monica Chernow

    Congrats on the beautiful house and view! I, too bought a home because of the views and property and spent years renovating. It is so worth it! This recipe reminds me so much of the Mississippi Roast recipe that took Pinterest by storm last year. I made the NYTimes version for a party during the holidays and it was awesome. Can’t wait to try your lighter version! Thank yo so much for everything you do. I am grateful ????

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    Summer Burton

    I was wondering is there another name for round roast, I’ve never see. That before? I’ve tried making a different recipe using a chuck roast and a pot roast and sometimes they have worked and other times they’ve turned out so dry and tough and don’t shred easily. Basically I need to learn how to pick out a roast for meals like this! Help me! Lol! 

  94. Can you use pork roast instead? I got in as part of our local grocery stores meals in a box where you buy meals and everything you need to make it comes in the box but my mom picked it up and lost the recipe pages so I’ve just had it in the freezer as I never use pork

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    Jennifer hoscheit

    This recipe looks delicious and perfect for the current cold weather! Looking forward to making some of these to take for lunch at work this weekend.

  96. Hi Gina, Congratulations to you and your family!  What an exciting time for you all, it is beautiful and that family picture is the best!  You truly work hard and deserve your dream kitchen.   I look forward to the pictures you will share with us of your new home, the sunsets and of course your GREAT recipes!    

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    Congratulations on your new home Gina, it looks absolutely stunning, and I bet after renovations it’s going to be perfect!!
    LOVE this beef hoagies recipe, definitely adding it to the meal plan. Love that you guys ate it picnic style -so cute and such a great idea!

  98. Good for you!!! Hard work pays off – congrats! Can’t wait to see sunsets behind those recipes this summer!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    Wow, your new view looks breathtaking!! And LOVE all of that light flowing through the house! 🙂 Can’t wait to follow along with your renovations!

  100. Congrats Gina!! It looks amazing and very spacious. Hope you have fun creating countless happy memories and cooking! 

  101. This looks yummy!! Could you possibly tell the smart points value without the hoagie bread? I like to use light wheat hot dog buns as sub rolls. Congratulations on the new house!! Beautiful view!!!

  102. Congratulations on the new house! Must mean we have many more wonderful recipes in store for our future, hooray!