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Sunday Slow Cooker:  Italian Beef

Lately I have been on the hunt for a delicious Italian Beef sandwich recipe. You know the kind – with onions and peppers and some delicious hot giardiniera all dipped in au jus. And I am happy to report that after lots of hunting I finally came across one I immediately fell in love with. The recipe below is just for the beef but for maximum enjoyment load it on a bun and get ready to dip. Make it anyway you like – with roasted peppers, onions, cheese, hot giardiniera – or serve it over rice, pasta, or in any type of sandwich. It’s guaranteed to please.

Crockpot Italian Beef
Servings: 8 servings
Serving Size: about 1/2 cup
Nutritional Info: 198.7 calories, 8.4g of fat, 1.8g of carbohydrates, .2g of fiber, 24.8g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *


  • 2 lb. boneless beef brisket, trimmed of all fat
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 cups fat free beef broth
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Season the beef with salt and pepper.
  2. Add everything to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours until beef shreds easily with fork.
  3. If you will be using the beef in Italian beef sandwiches, you can strain the broth to make an au jus for dipping. I highly recommend taking this step.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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4 Response to Sunday Slow Cooker: Italian Beef

  1. Juls on February 24, 2013

    As a Chicago girl this will do in a pinch but dont shred slice real thin and we use top round in chicago for the beef sandwiches.

    • Kristen on February 26, 2013

      You could use top round as well and then slice it thin. Or slice the brisket thin as well :) Not exactly the real thing but a way to make it at home.

  2. Tasha Vlach on September 4, 2014

    What type of bread can we use as a sand which that will still be low carb?

    • Kristen on September 7, 2014

      I am able to find some low carb breads in my local grocery store and Bob’s Red Mill makes a great low carb bread baking mix to make your own. Here are some brands to look for on Amazon.


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