Slow-Cooker Balsamic Beef Sandwiches

Add excitement to your sandwich repertoire with this recipe, which calls for beef slow-cooked in balsamic dressing then topped in cheese and fresh basil. Yum!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
1/2- to 3-pound beef boneless rump roast
1/2
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon garlic pepper
1
large sweet onion (such as Bermuda, Maui, Spanish or Walla Walla), sliced
3/4
cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
8
hoagie buns, split
1/4
cup sun-dried tomato spread, if desired
1/4
cup shredded or chopped fresh basil leaves
8
thin slices (about 1/2 ounce each) provolone cheese

  • 1 Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. If beef roast comes in netting or is tied, do not remove. Sprinkle beef with Italian seasoning, salt and garlic pepper. Cook beef in skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  • 2 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place onion in cooker. Top with beef. Pour dressing over beef and onion.
  • 3 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 4 Place beef on cutting board; remove netting or strings. Cut or shred beef into small pieces. Return beef to cooker. To serve, spread cut sides of buns with tomato spread; sprinkle with basil. Layer beef, onion mixture and cheese in buns.

Expert Tips

Instead of sun-dried tomato spread, spread the buns with basil pesto or pesto mayo. Just omit the chopped fresh basil. Any sturdy bun, or a baguette sliced lengthwise, works well with this recipe.

Coleslaw, a marinated vegetable salad or pasta salad from the deli is a great choice to serve with these sandwiches.

Sun-dried tomato spread can be found near the Italian foods or in the deli section of your supermarket.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
560
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
1100mg
1100%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
41g
41%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.