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Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef | Tangy and spicy, this Italian beef is easily cooked in a slow cooker until fork tender, then shredded, for the ultimate in delicious easy weeknight dinners! | http://thechunkychef.com
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Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Tangy, slightly spicy Italian beef is slow cooked all day until it's fall apart tender, and then shredded. Perfect on it's own, on a bun, or a baked potato!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 249kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 7 pepperoncini peppers, chopped (I use the mild jarred ones)
  • 7-10 banana pepper rings (I use mild)
  • 2-3 lb beef chuck roast
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp butter


  • Spray slow cooker insert with cooking spray.  Add vinegar, dried onion, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, chopped pepperoncini peppers, and banana pepper rings to bottom of slow cooker.  Stir to combine.
  • Add beef chuck roast on top of spice mixture, season both sides with salt and black pepper.  Top with butter.
  • Place lid on slow cooker and cook on LOW for 8 hours.  Remove beef from slow cooker and shred.  Return to slow cooker to soak up any residual juice and serve.


For extra flavor, place some whole pepperoncini peppers and banana pepper rings on top of beef before cooking.


Calories: 249kcal