Slow Cooker Italian Beef

Slow Cooker Italian Beef

This Italian beef is perfect for sandwiches. It’s easy to make in a slow cooker and tastes like it’s from a restaurant in Chicago. Serve on crusty rolls with roasted sweet or hot peppers.

Prep time: 10 min.
Cook time: 4 hours 5 min.
Total time: 4 hours 15 min.
Servings: 10


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; 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 10-12 hours, or on high 4-5 hours.

4. Remove bay leaf; shred beef with a fork and serve with some of the hot gravy.

Source: Maureen Burr,

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