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.

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.
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Slow Cooker Italian Beef Hoagies

442 Cals 49 Protein 37 Carbs 11.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 hrs
Total Time: 10 hrs 10 mins
Yield: 8 Servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Italian
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich, Calories: 442kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 49g, Fat: 11.5g, Cholesterol: 116mg, Sodium: 873mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3.5g
WW Points Plus: 11
Keywords: crock pot beef, slow cooker italian beef recipe

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217 comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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.

  4. Top ,.. top top … post! Keep the good work on !

  5. We are using pepper jack cheese tonight.

  6. Do you have a Pressure Cooker version for this recipe?
    Thank you!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. Family favorite on repeat!!! 

  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!!!

  14. Loved it!

  15. 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?

  16. can I use roasted red pepper instead of pepperci

  17. 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.

  18. 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?