Slow Cooker Italian Beef


This Italian beef is perfect for sandwiches. It's easy to make in a slow cooker and tastes just like my all-time favorite sandwich that I used to get at a local restaurant when I lived in a suburb of Chicago. Serve on crusty rolls with roasted sweet or hot peppers.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins


  • 3 cups water

  • 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon onion salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (5 pound) rump roast


  1. Combine water, salad dressing mix, oregano, basil, parsley, onion salt, garlic powder, bay leaf, salt, and black pepper in a saucepan. Stir well, and bring to a boil.

  2. Place rump roast in a slow cooker; pour hot herb mixture over the meat.

  3. Cover and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours, or on High for 4 to 5 hours. Remove bay leaf; shred beef with a fork and serve with some of the hot gravy.

    Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

318 Calories
16g Fat
2g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 819mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 530mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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