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      Hot Italian Beef Sandwiches

      Italian beef sandwich
      Italian beef sandwich

      1 teaspoon salt
      1 teaspoon black pepper
      1 teaspoon dried oregano
      1 teaspoon dried basil
      1 teaspoon onion salt
      1 teaspoon dried parsley
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      1 bay leaf
      1 packet (.75 ounce) dry Italian salad dressing mix
      3 cups water
      5 pound rump or beef chuck roast
      Crusty rolls
      Sliced pepperoncini peppers (optional)
      Giardiniera (optional)


      Dump the first 10 ingredients into a sauce pan. Stir well and bring to a boil for a minute or two. Place roast in the slow cooker and pour spice mixture over roast. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until beef just falls apart. Remove bay leaf and shred meat in the drippings with forks. Serve on rolls with sliced pepperoncini peppers and giardiniera if you like. The extra sauce in the slow cooker is great for dipping!