Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches



1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth

1 cup water

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

2 teaspoons dried oregano

2 teaspoons dried basil

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons dried parsley

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 bay leaves

5 pounds chuck roast


In a liquid measuring cup or bowl, combine water and beef broth with salt, ground black pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, parsley, garlic powder, and bay leaves. Whisk to combine.

Place roast in slow cooker and pour seasoning mixture over the meat. Cover, and cook on low for 9-10 hours or on high for 5-6 hours. When done, remove bay leaf, and shred meat with a fork (keep the shredded meat in the slow cooker with the juices). Serve on crusty rolls with cheese, if desired.