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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Shredded beef sandwiches are an easy slow cooker recipe made with chuck roast, peppers, and onions that cook together until the beef is falling apart tender. Shred it, pile it on hoagie rolls, and top it with peppers and cheese for an easy weeknight dinner.

shredded beef sandwiches stacked on top of each other.

So it is at this time of year – also known as post-holiday slump – that simple and easy dinners are not just a nice-to-have but a necessity. I mean, I don’t know about you, but it’s real easy to let time slip by in a blur of restaurant meals and take-out bags. 

So let’s eat well. It will power us through cold days riddled with endless to-dos and help take the edge off that holiday hangover that, for at least me, persists all through January.

So today, we have ridiculously easy, totally satisfying slow cooker shredded beef sandwiches – a quick prep, no pre-cooking anything, dump and go dinner hero that you can serve on buns or pile on rice, mashed potatoes, or pasta.

ingredients for slow cooker shredded beef.


  • Diced red and green bell peppers
  • Chopped red onion
  • Beef broth or chicken broth
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Boneless chuck roast
  • Worcestershire sauce

How to Make Shredded Beef

Place the diced bell pepper and onion in the slow cooker. Pour the broth over the top.

Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl and then rub it on the beef, covering all sides. Place the beef in the slow cooker. Cook the beef on low for 9-10 hours.

photo collage showing the ingredients being added to the slow cooker.

Shred the beef in the slow cooker using two forks. Add the Worcestershire sauce and check the seasoning and add more salt if you think it needs it.

How to Make the Sandwiches

My favorite way to serve shredded beef is in sandwiches. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sliced bell peppers
  • Sliced provolone cheese
  • Hoagie rolls
photo collage showing how to shred the beef and assemble the sandwiches.

Pile the shredded meat on the hoagie. Top it with the peppers and a slice of provolone cheese. Place the sandwiches open-faced on a sheet pan and stick them under the broiler. Broil them for a few minutes until the cheese melts. Add the top roll and serve!

the sandwiches with melted cheese and peppers.

More Ways to Serve It

Not into sandwiches? That is not a problem, I’ve got more ideas for you:

  • Top some buttered noodles with the shredded beef and sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the top.
  • It’s delicious with cooked rice or cauliflower rice.
  • For a super comforting dinner, serve the shredded beef with creamy mashed potatoes.
  • It also makes great sliders for parties – grab some Hawaiian rolls, cheese, and let everyone build their own.

I hope you give this shredded beef recipe a try – I think you’ll love it ❤

Happy slow cooking,

slow cooker beef sandwiches.

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwiches

a beef sandwich.

Easy slow cooker shredded beef sandwiches topped with sliced peppers, onions, and provolone cheese. Use it to make sandwiches or serve the shredded beef over mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice.

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 hours
  • Total Time: 9 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup chicken or beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3-pound boneless chuck roast
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

For Sandwiches

  • Sliced bell peppers
  • Sliced provolone cheese
  • Hoagie rolls


  1. Place the diced bell pepper and onion in the slow cooker. Pour the chicken stock over the top.
  2. Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl. Rub the seasoning on the beef, covering both sides. Place the beef in the slow cooker. Cook the beef on low for 9-10 hours.
  3. Shred the beef in the slow cooker using two forks. Add the Worcestershire sauce and check the seasoning. If needed, add additional salt, approximately 1/2-1 teaspoon. Place the bottom half of each hoagie roll on a baking sheet. Top each with some shredded beef and the cheese slices. Place the baking sheet under the broil until the cheese is melted, a couple of minutes should be enough. Top the sandwiches with sliced pepper and onion.


Nutrition estimate is for the shredded beef only.


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 323
  • Sugar: 1.7g
  • Sodium: 640.6mg
  • Fat: 13.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 47.5g
  • Cholesterol: 168.3mg

Keywords: shredded beef sandwiches, slow cooker shredded beef

The nutrition is an estimate only. It was calculated using Nutrifox, an online nutrition calculator.

Post and photos updated from the archives. First published in December 2016.

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  1. perfect comfort food during this cold snap, smelled so yummy and cozy coming in from the frost. the 5 min prep time alone should make this a 6 star recipe. (tried a little horseradish on the second helping sammy. yum).

  2. As a busy teacher with two high school boys to feed, I love slow cooker recipes that are easy and delish!

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