Pin a Day: Crockpot Italian Beef Sandwiches

Yesterday, I created a delicious aroma in my home all day long.  I tried this recip for Crockpot Italian Beef Sandwiches.   I started cooking this right after breakfast so it would be ready in time for dinner.  I started by trimming some of the big chunks of fat off the chuck roast and then cut it into 8 pieces, which I placed in the crockpot.  Next, I added some zesty Italian dressing mix and a 16 oz jar of giardiniera, and beef broth.  I skipped the banana peppers, as I am not a fan.  I turned my crockpot on low and let it cook for about 7.5 hours.  About an hour before I wanted to eat, I pulled out the meat and shredded it.  I let it cook another hour on low.  Meanwhile, I started cooking my green beans and cut up some beautiful strawberries.  After an hour, dinner was ready.  We served the beef on hoagies with provolone cheese, but any well structured bread would work.  The meat was very yummy.  It was juicy with great flavor.  It did take a long time to cook, but it was super easy.  This recipe would be great on those days where you want to throw something in the crockpot and have little prep work right before eating.  I definitely think we will be eating this one again.