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Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches

Slow cooked beef with hot giardiniera peppers give these sandwiches an authentic Italian beef flavor.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 4 sandwiches
Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches
4.8 from 5 votes


  • 8 oz flank steak
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2/3 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup hot giardiniera or sweet peppers
  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese


  • In slow cooker, add flank steak and sprinkle with oregano, crushed red pepper, and minced garlic. Pour tomato juice over top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove meat from slow cooker and shred meat. Return to slow cooker and cook in juices for additional 30 minutes. If desired, stir giardiniera into shredded meat to cook.
  • Cut Italian bread length wise and into 6 (or desired) number of sandwiches.
  • Take bottom piece of bread and top with shredded meat. Drizzle with cooking juices to just moisten the meat and bread. Top with more giardiniera and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Cover with top of Italian bread and serve immediately.


Giardiniera is an Italian hot or sweet pepper blend found in most major grocery stores.
Recipe by Jennifer Meyering