Savory Hot Beef Sandwich

This savory Hot Beef Sandwich is the ultimate go-to for any filling, Game night or Sunday night meal ready to feed all that are hungry for that ultimate bite! Preparing is just a few minutes, then let the pot take over and have supper ready while you kick back and relax. You can always add Worcestershire for more earthiness, red pepper flakes for heat and/or some rice wine vinegar for some umami. Even better the next day as all those juices marinate with the delicious meat. Use this as your base and add what you like to make it your own. Enjoy!!!

Savory Hot Beef Sandwich

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Serves: 6-8 Cooking Time: 5 1/2 hrs (including prep time)


  • 2-3 Pounds chuck roast
  • Salt & Black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp canola (or any vegetable) oil
  • 2 Cups beef broth/stock
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 8 ounces (1/2 16 oz. jar) pepperoni in juice
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 6-8 hoagie/sausage roll buns, toasted with garlic butter



Sprinkle the chuck roast with plenty of salt and pepper, seasoning all sides.


Heat oil and 2 Tbsp butter in Dutch oven or heavy bottom pot over high heat. Add meat, browning all sides, about 5-6 minutes. (I had to cut my roast in half and brown in 2 batches)


Pour in the broth along with 1 cup of water. Add rosemary then the pepperoncinis and their juices (about 1/2 cup). Bring to boil, reduce to simmer.


Cover and simmer until meat is falling apart, 4-5 hours.


Caramelized onions: Heat cast iron skillet on low-medium with remaining 1 Tbsp butter. Add sliced onions. Sauté slow and low until golden brown. Add pinch or two of salt, splash of champaign vinegar (or any vinegar!) and stir 2 minutes. Turn off heat. Set aside.


Remove roast and shred with two forks, return to juices.


Transfer 1/2-1 cup of roast juices to small pot, reduce on low heat about 10 minutes. Transfer to small cups for serving.


Brush rolls with garlic butter (2 Tbsp butter with 1/2 tsp garlic powder in microwave). Toast under broiler until desired brownness.


Build: Add heaping serving of shredded beef, cheese of choice (I used Provolone), caramelized onions, peppers and more juice as needed, with juice on the side for dipping. Heaven. Enjoy!!

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