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Slow Cooker Beef Roast Sandwich Recipe

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A beef roast sandwich otherwise known as a Philly cheesesteak recipe is a perfect way to enjoy a delicious flavorful meal that is also easy to eat in a hurry.

philly cheesesteak recipe

I love having sandwiches for dinner, but so often they don’t feel satisfying. This recipe is warm, comforting, and is fast and easy to make since most of the work is done by the slow cooker.

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You can make so many different sandwiches in the Crockpot. See all the varieties here!

Beef Roast Sandwich

There is nothing like walking into the kitchen after a busy day and smelling the roast beef simmering away in your slow cooker. While it’s often served with vegetables as a full meal, this recipe is intended for sandwiches.

A roast beef sandwich is one that you will always look back on as a favorite comfort food meal.

You can serve it with veggies, a salad, or your favorite sweet potato fries or regular fries. It can be served hot or cold, in a wrap, in a bun, or even open-faced on toast.

What type of beef is best for a beef roast sandwich?

There are many different cuts of beef you can use for a roast beef sandwich. If you want perfect slices, a beef ribeye is excellent but very expensive.

For a shredded tender option, chuck roast is the best choice.

If you have a very low budget, then you can even grab a few pieces of top round beef.

The secret to this recipe isn’t just about the beef cut, but about the slow cooking that imparts so much extra flavor.

What is the best cheese for a Philly cheesesteak sandwich?

A classic Philly cheesesteak is often served with white American cheese, Provolone slices, or in some cases a bit of Cheez Whiz.

While these are traditional, they are not the only options.

I prefer pepper jack cheese to add a bit of extra flavor, but there are lots of options you can add if you prefer.

Cheddar, swiss, Colby – there really is no bad choice for cheese on a beef roast sandwich.

philly cheesesteak recipe

What bread should I use for this sandwich?

In the printable recipe below, I mention using sourdough or French bread for this recipe. Both are crusty bread that holds up well for the moisture of this beef roast recipe.

philly cheesesteak recipe

You can use any bread that you want including hamburger or hot dog buns, but a toasted or crusty bread is going to be the best for not getting soggy or falling apart for this Philly cheesesteak recipe.

philly cheesesteak recipe

Kitchen essentials for Crockpot cooking: 

These links are great for shopping the best Crockpots and accessories for making soup in your slow cooker.

I use a liner whenever I’m making anything that might get stuck on. It makes cleanup a breeze and keeps everything easy to remove! You’ll need a good metal serving spoon to get this recipe served up pretty and easily.

When it comes to Crockpots I have MANY…it’s an obsession of mine, I’m not too proud to admit. I like to have options when it comes to sizes. A nice 6 quart is useful for all kinds of recipes. You can also use a 4 quart for many recipes and these Little Dipper crockpots are perfect for dessert, fondue, and more!

philly cheesesteak recipe

Try these other delicious slow cooker recipes:

There are so many great ways to put the slow cooker to work for you in the kitchen. Try out this beef stew for another perfect weeknight meal. Beef roast is also another great recipe that makes beef into melt in your mouth dinner fare.

Perhaps my favorite is these beef ribs, they come out perfectly every time! If you want something that is more takeout style, try my beef and broccoli recipe!

My family loves Super Easy Nacho Chicken And RiceSlow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup RecipeCrock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken WingsSlow Cooker Beef StewAsian Crockpot Shredded Chicken, and Crockpot Meat Loaf Recipe

philly cheesesteak recipe

You can also try out these other tasty side dish recipes like Crockpot Baked BeansCrock Pot Cowboy BeansSlow Cooker Loaded PotatoesCrockpot Cheesy PotatoesCrockpot Rice RecipeCrockpot Green Bean Casserole or Crockpot Corn Casserole!

Printable Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches Recipe:

philly cheesesteak recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Roast Sandwich Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Delicious slow-cooked beef roast sandwich recipe is the ideal meal for an easy weeknight meal everyone will love!


  • 1 beef roast
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 TBSP onion powder
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 loaves bread, french or sourdough
  • 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, cut into slices or shredded


  1. Turn on slow cooker to desired settings, 4 hours, 6 hours, or 8 hours.
  2. Whisk salt, pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic, vinegar, and beef broth
  3. Melt butter in skillet and sear edges of beef roast to lock in juices, 3-4
    minutes per side.
  4. Place seared roast in slow cooker and pour whisked ingredients on top.
  5. When roast is ready, shred the beef using two forks, one in each hand.
  6. Turn oven on to 300°
  7. Cut loaves in half lengthwise and place beef on the bottom of each loaf.
  8. Top beef with pepper jack cheese slices.
  9. Place the loaf tops over the cheese and bake on a sheet for 10 minutes or
    until cheese is melted and bread is at desired crispness.
  10. Cut loaves into sandwiches. Serve warm with remaining au jus for dipping.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 174Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 37mgSodium 549mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 10g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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Saturday 11th of March 2023

Nothing personal as your recipe sounds very good but the photos in the article are anything ut enticing. I knight suggest sending a little more time taking the photos and stay away from extremes closeups.

Amy Steinbeck

Friday 15th of May 2020

What type of roast is best to use for this recipe?


Friday 15th of May 2020

Chuck roast gets nice and tender. But I have also used London broil. Thanks!

mike bonham

Saturday 25th of April 2020

what about adding peppers and mushrooms


Saturday 25th of April 2020

Definitely add those to the recipe! YUM. Thanks

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