Slow Cooker Beef Italian Sliders

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These Beef Italian Sliders are packed with favor. Make these for your next party for an easy finger food that no one can resist.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 hours 15 minutes
Total: 6 hours 30 minutes
Beef Italian Sliders

These Crock Pot Beef Italian Sliders are packed with favor. Make these for your next party for an easy finger food that no one can resist. This all starts with the slow cooker.

A closeup on the slider.

Italian sliders are the perfect sharable food. Everyone who tries these Pulled Beef Sliders will rave over how good they are. The Italian flavors and perfectly tender beef will melt right in your mouth.

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What We Love About This Hawaiian Roll Beef Sliders Recipe

Italian Beef Sandwiches are a staple of Chicago, want to find even more information about this innovative sandwich, check this out. These sliders are a perfect for appetizers for game-day, lunch or dinner because they are packed with beef flavor and melty cheese.

  • Family Friendly: Your family will adore these Italian beef sliders.
  • Slow Cooker: This recipe is made in slow cooker, perfect to make in the morning to have dinner ready when get back home from work and picking the kids up from school.
  • Party Food: Make these beed Italian sliders for a party, they won’t disappoint.
A cutting board full of the sliders.

Ingredient Notes for Italian Beef in Slow Cooker

  • Chuck Roast Beef: For these beef italian sliders, you will chuck roast cut of beef, you can also use top round roast.
  • Beef Broth: You will need beef broth to make these.
  • Italian Seasoning: You can use a pre-made blend, or you can make your own using this recipe.
  • Garlic Powder: Garlic powder or fresh minced garlic will work, I used garlic powder.
  • Butter: Salted butter will work best.
  • Banana Peppers: You will need a jar of banana peppers.
  • Butter Rolls: You can use butter flavored rolls, slider buns or Hawaiian sweet rolls for mini sandwiches.
  • Cheese: I used sliced provolone cheese, you can also use sliced mozzarella cheese. Or use a blend of both.
Beef, seasoning and cheese.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Italian Beef Sliders

These are the basic steps for making Beef Italian Sliders. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Making the roast in the slow cooker.

STEP 1: COOK ITALIAN BEEF IN SLOW COOKER

Add your chuck roast to the slow cooker, along with the beef broth, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Additionally add in 2 tablespoons of butter and 2/3 of the banana peppers. Place your lid on and cook for 6 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

STEP 2: SHRED THE MEAT

Once the meat is done cooking you will want to transfer to a separate bowl and shred the beef. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

STEP 3: ASSEMBLE SLIDERS

Now begin to assemble your sliders. Cut your rolls in half and put the bottom of rolls on the baking sheet, layer with the shredded meat, cheese, and remaining banana peppers. Then sandwich the top of the rolls on and brush with melted butter.

Creating the sandwiches and topped with cheese.

STEP 4: BAKE PULLED BEEF SLIDERS

Bake for 15 minutes or until the rolls are golden and the cheese is melted. Then remove from oven and serve immediately. You can reserve some of the cooking liquid to serve with the italian sandwich sliders as a dipping sauce.

Prep and Storage Tips for Italian Beef with Peppers

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, follow the you can cook the beef ahead of time and store in airtight container until you are ready to cook the Hawaiian roll beef sliders.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store any leftovers in airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

You can freeze these sliders after you have already assembled and cooked them, then wrap in aluminum foil and store in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat, you can reheat these in the oven, toaster oven, or air fryer. Cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or 5-7 minutes in a toaster oven or air fryer.

Frequently Asked Questions for Easy Italian Beef Recipe

CAN I SUBSTITUTE ANOTHER CUT OF BEEF IN PLACE OF CHUCK ROAST?

If you can’t find chuck roast cut beef, you can also use another cut such as top round roast or any other cut you like.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease the ingredients proportionally.

HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN A ITALIAN SLIDER?

Each Italian slider has 281 calories.

Beef Italian Sliders

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Add Red Peppers for Banana Peppers: If you want Italian beef with peppers but don’t like banana pepper, use red bell peppers instead.
  • Garlic Bread Rolls: To give this Italian sliders recipe a garlic bread twist, before you brush on the butter mixture, mix fresh minced garlic, parmesan cheese, and oregano in then brush over the rolls.
  • Dip: Serve with a small bowl of marinara sauce for dipping. Top with a little fresh basil.

What to Serve with Italian Roast Beef Sandwich

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Beef Italian Sliders

Beef Italian Sliders

Yield: 16 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 hours 15 minutes
Total: 6 hours 30 minutes
These Beef Italian Sliders are packed with favor. Make these for your next party for an easy finger food that no one can resist.
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chuck roast
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, plus more for topping
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, plus more for topping
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 12- ounce jar banana peppers
  • 1 16- count package butter flavored rolls
  • 6 slices provolone cheese

Instructions

  • Place the chuck roast in the bowl of your slow cooker and add the beef broth.
  • Season with Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
  • Set aside 2 tablespoons of the butter, then cut the remaining stick into thin slices. Place the slices on top of the beef.
  • Top with 2/3s of the banana peppers plus half the juice from the banana pepper jar. Set the remaining banana peppers aside.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and set to cook on low for 6 hours or high for four hours.
  • When the meat is finished cooking, remove it from the pot and shred it.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the entire package of rolls in half and remove the top half of the bread. Spread the meat in an even layer over the bottom half of the rolls.
  • Top the shredded meat with the remaining banana peppers.
  • Layer the cheese on top of the meat, then place the top of the rolls on top of the cheese.
  • Melt the remaining butter in the microwave and brush it over the top of the rolls. Season with Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, until the rolls are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Reserve some of the cooking juice in the slow cooker for dipping, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Add Red Peppers for Banana Peppers: If you want Italian beef with peppers but don’t like banana pepper, use red bell peppers instead.
  • Garlic Bread Rolls: To give this Italian sliders recipe a garlic bread twist, before you brush on the butter mixture, mix fresh minced garlic, parmesan cheese, and oregano in then brush over the rolls.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Supper
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: burger, hoagie, italian sandwich, sliders

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