Original Homemade Italian Beef

Original Homemade Italian Beef

Randi 0

"Best homemade Italian beef I have ever had. My mom always made it and passed it down to me, I think it's just so good...I wanted everyone to enjoy it...so please do!"


6 h 10 m servings 557 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 557 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 28.8 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 31.9 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 4233 mg
  • 169%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Place the roast into a slow cooker, and season with Italian dressing mix. Pour in the water. Cover, and cook on High for 6 to 7 hours. During the last hour, shred the meat with two forks - if it does not shred easily, cook longer. Add the peppers, and as much of the juice as you like for additional flavor. Serve on buns.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 475 Ratings


I thought this was incredible! I did make a few adjustments to the original recipe. I used a three pound rump roast, only two packages (.67 oz each) of italian dressing mix and I put the entir...

I've tried this twice, once using the recommended ingredients, and once cutting the Italian mix to 1 oz and draining the pepperoncinis thoroughly before adding. I also used beer instead of water...

We loved this recipe! Extremely easy. Changes for our tastes were: We like spicey foods so I added another half jar of pepperoncinis--juice and all. Added all peppers in half way thru the c...

WOW - so simple and so delicious! This has to be one of the easiest and tastiest crock pot recipes ever! What's great about it too is it's very inexpensive and makes a lot. I added about 2 tsp. ...

Really Good! I used all 3 of the Italian seasoning packets, which were .68 oz each, and it was perfect for us. I used a cup of beer instead of the water. I don't like real spicy food, so I ad...

This recipe really rocks - it was so good that we made it twice in one week. 3 packs of dressing mix seems like a lot, but do yourself a favor and just follow the recipe - it turns out great. Th...

My mom found this recipie on here a couple of years ago. We do it a bit diffrently and have amazing results. In a crock pot place the roast cover with 1 pkg of Italian dressing mix 1cup beef b...

I used 2 packets of italian dressing seasoning and it came out strongly (but perfectly) flavored. 3 would have been an overkill! Made this for my husband and his friends. After it was done, I br...

Fantastic! I followed the advice of some of the other reviewers. I only used 2 packets of italian seasoning, and I used a 12 oz jar of peppers and put the peppers and juice in at the beginning.