Crockpot Main Dish Recipes

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef and Pepperoncini Sandwiches

A super easy crockpot recipe for shredded beef sandwiches that the whole family will love

I make dinner pretty much every night.

We don’t eat out all that much because the baby likes to start falling apart at 6:15 or 6:30, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for relaxed dining.

Also, because inevitably, when we go out to eat, we come home ready to throw the girls in bed and then they say, “What’s for dinner?”

Um. . . that meal we just paid a pile of cash for? THAT was what was for dinner.

But when Bart is out of town or has a late meeting and won’t be home for dinner? There is no dinner.

Unless he’s gone for three or four nights in a row and I finally get tired of cereal for dinner, I rarely make dinner when he’s gone.

But earlier this week, he had a work dinner and that morning I thought, “I really don’t want pancakes for dinner.”

And so I tossed everything in the crockpot while the girls ate breakfast and when we got home from the pool at 5:30 that night (because, yes, it was 100 degrees earlier this week), this delicious dinner was ready 5 minutes later.

For once, I didn’t have to be jealous of whatever Bart ate for dinner while he was gone. Especially because when he got home, he said his dinner was pretty mediocre anyway.

A super easy crockpot recipe for shredded beef sandwiches that the whole family will love


Slow Cooker Shredded Beef and Pepperoncini Sandwiches

(slightly adapted from Our Best Bites)
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
Author Janssen Bradshaw


  • 2 pound beef roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 16- oz. jar sliced pepperoncinis undrained
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

To serve

  • Ciabatta sandwich rolls
  • Mayonnaise
  • Thinly sliced provolone cheese
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce


  1. Generously season your roast with salt and pepper. Place it in the bottom of the crockpot and pour the whole jar of pepperoncinis over it (juice and everything). Add the remaining spices, put the lid on the crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours or 4-6 hours on high.
  2. When you're ready to serve dinner, shred the meat with two forks and let it soak in the liquids while you prep everything else.
  3. Turn the broiler onto high. Slice the rolls in half and spread mayonnaise on both halves. Place a slice of provolone on the top half and place all the rolls on a baking sheet. Broil for 2-3 minutes, keeping a close eye on it, until the cheese is bubbling and the rolls are slightly toasted.
  4. Place tomatoes and lettuce on the bottom bun, add the shredded beef, and top with the top bun with cheese on it. Enjoy!


A super easy crockpot recipe for shredded beef sandwiches that the whole family will love

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  • Reply Paige Flamm October 15, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    These sandwiches look amazing! We love french dip sandwiches in our house so we'll have to give these a try asap!

  • Reply Feisty Harriet October 15, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Um, yes. Yes, please. Right now. And thank you.


  • Reply Kristi October 16, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Boom, you solved the 2-5pm church dinner crisis for this week.

  • Reply sheree*lynne October 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    One of my favorite recipes is very similar to this! a roast in the crockpot, dump in sliced pepperoccinis, a packet of onion dip mix, salt, pepper, and cook all day…delicious! I'll have to give this one a try as well.

  • Reply Stephanie November 13, 2015 at 3:15 am

    that looks amazing! I have a 2 lb pork tenderloin in my fridge and I'm considering trying this recipe with it!

  • Reply Samantha July 26, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Sorry for the stupid question, but what kind of beef roast do you use for this?

    • Reply Janssen Bradshaw July 26, 2017 at 10:46 am

      I usually just buy whatever beef roast is on sale – so sometimes round, sometimes chuck, sometimes something else. I haven’t noticed a huge difference, frankly.

  • Reply Summer January 7, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Just tried this tonight and the entire family loved it! Really simple to throw together. We’ll be making again. Thanks for a great recipe.

    • Reply Janssen Bradshaw January 8, 2018 at 9:40 am

      I’m so glad you guys liked it! Thanks for letting me know.

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