This recipe has been such a hit at my house that I decided to post the recipe here:
Pepperoncini Beef Sandwiches
Recipe adapted by Our Best Bites from Allrecipes (Noticed this after the fact. I’ve never checked out the Allrecipes version. ~Jennifer)
1/2+ tsp. kosher salt
1/2+ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons of olive or cooking oil
3 lb. beef roast, trimmed of excess fat
4-5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 16-oz. jar sliced pepperoncinis, undrained
Crusty sandwich rolls (for sandwiches)
Sliced provolone cheese (for sandwiches)
Heat oil in a pot or high-sided skillet over high heat. While the oil is heating, combine the salt and pepper and rub it into the meat. Add more if necessary. When the oil is hot, sear the roast on all sides so the outsides of it is browned and a little crispy. Transfer the roast to a slow cooker and add the minced garlic and the entire jar of pepperoncinis. If possible, cook on high until the liquid comes to a boil and then turn it to low and cook until the roast shreds easily with a fork, for a total cooking time of about 6-8 hours. If not possible, cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the beef is fork tender.
For sandwiches, slice the rolls and spread lightly with mayonnaise and then top with the shredded beef. Add a slice of provolone cheese and then place under the broiler for 1-3 minutes or until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Makes 12 large sandwiches.
I found this recipe at Our Best Bites which is also where I borrowed the above picture from. I originally served this to some friends, Jay and Kelly, who helped us set up for our massive Thanksgiving festivities and they gave me the thumbs-up to share with others. We have since had it several times at home and yesterday I made a double batch. Two of those three pound roasts in the same crock pot. I needed it ready to serve to the masses at 11:30 am which meant I needed to turn it on at 1:30 am. That worked out perfectly as we arrived home from our New Year’s Eve get-together at about that time!
The only difference in the way I serve it and the directions above is that I like a little of the au jus to dip my sandwich in. And, of course, Dukes is the ONLY mayo that deserves to be placed on a sandwich as yummy as this!