Original Homemade Italian Beef


Best homemade Italian beef I have ever had. My mom always made it, and she passed this recipe down to me. It's so good!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins


  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast

  • 3 (1 ounce) packages dry Italian salad dressing mix

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar pepperoncini peppers

  • 8 hamburger buns, split


  1. Place roast into a slow cooker and rub dressing mix over top. Pour water around roast. Cover and cook on High until meat is tender and can be easily pulled apart with a fork, 5 to 6 hours.

  2. Remove meat and shred with two forks. Return meat to the slow cooker; add pepperoncini and as much pepperoncini juice as you like for additional flavor. Cover and cook for 1 more hour.

  3. Serve on buns.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

557 Calories
29g Fat
38g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 557
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 4233mg 184%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* 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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