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Italian Pepperoncini Shredded Beef on Onion Rolls


  • For the shredded beef:
  • 1 2 pound boneless sirloin tip roast, seared on each side
  • Italian Spice Blend recipe below
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 16 ounce jar pepperoncini, undrained
  • For the Italian Spice Blend:
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Italian Herbs Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • For the Onion Sandwich Rolls:
  • ¾ cup lukewarm milk
  • 5 tablespoons lukewarm water
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 large onions (1 diced & 1 sliced) sauteed - and divided
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 .25 ounce envelope active dry yeast
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Place the milk, water, butter, salt, sugar, onion powder, diced sauteed onion, oats, flour and yeast into the pan of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the Dough cycle, and press Start.
  • When the cycle has completed, remove the dough from the machine & cut into 8 equal pieces, and form into balls or oblong hoagies. Place on a baking sheet, and cover loosely with a towel. Set in a draft-free place to rise until doubled in size, about 60 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together the egg white and water in a cup. Brush over the tops of the risen rolls, and sprinkle with remaining sliced sauteed onion.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool completely, then slice in half horizontally before using.
  • For the beef:
  • Place roast in slow cooker. Combine the Italian Spice Blend & beef broth; pour over roast & add in the pepperonicis.. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat is tender. Remove meat; shred with a fork and return to slow cooker.
  • Pile on sliced Onion Rolls & top with sliced white cheese, sauteed onions, and pepperoncini from the slowcooker if you wish.