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
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  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.

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