Easy Italian Beef Sandwiches

These hearty beef sandwiches make great appetizers to carry along to a party. Have this Italian delight slow cooking all day long.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

3-pound beef boneless chuck roast
1
bottle (8 ounces) reduced-calorie Italian dressing
9
slices (1 ounce each) provolone or mozzarella cheese
2
large bell peppers, cut into rings
3
rounds focaccia bread (8 inches in diameter), cut horizontally in half
  • 1 Trim excess fat from beef. Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook beef in skillet about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  • 2 Place beef in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Pour dressing over beef. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours or until beef is tender.
  • 3 Remove beef from slow cooker. Cut beef into thin slices; return to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat setting 20 to 30 minutes longer or until beef is hot.
  • 4 Layer beef, cheese and bell peppers on bottom halves of focaccia; top with remaining halves. Cut each focaccia into 8 wedges.

Expert Tips

Here's a hearty, great-tasting appetizer to bring to a party. We suggest wrapping the sandwiches in foil to transport to the party, then cutting into wedges. You could also serve the sliced beef in the slow cooker along with small buns and let guests make their own sandwiches.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
295
(
Calories from Fat
145),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
480mg
480%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
172g
172%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.