Insanely Easy & Delicious 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Beef

Is there anything better than a delicious, warm slow cooker meal after a cool fall day? They are so easy to throw together and allow for a family dinner without a ton of time spent in the kitchen–perfect for lazy fall afternoons watching football or spending time relaxing with family and friends. This Slow Cooker Pulled Beef recipe is so delicious, and it’s a crowd favorite every time I make it!

I use the All-Clad 7-Qt. Slow Cooker, which also has a built-in browning feature. I purchased it several years ago on sale and I use it all the time. If you’re in the market for a really great slow cooker, and you don’t mind spending a little bit extra on it, then I highly recommend this one. It’s one of our most-used kitchen gadgets!

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The Easiest Slow Cooker Pulled Beef Recipe

My friend, Monica, shared this family recipe with me a few years ago and it’s been part of my slow cooker repertoire ever since. It has saved me on countless weeknights when I need something quick to put together and is perfect for feeding a crowd. This recipe checks all the boxes–it’s super easy, requires only a few ingredients, and is mouth-wateringly delicious. I literally crave this just thinking about it; it’s that good!

Why You’ll Love This Slow Cooker Recipe

One of the best things about this recipe is how few ingredients it requires. It’s a dump-and-go recipe–the hardest part about the prep is opening up the cans! Simply add all of the ingredients, except the meat, to the slow cooker and stir them all together. Then, add the chuck roast and let it cook on high for 8 hours or on low for 4 hours. Shred the beef, then return it to the slow cooker and let it cook on high for an additional hour so that the meat gets really tender.

Time-Saving Hack

If you’re looking for a shredding shortcut, you can actually use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer to shred the beef. If you’re not using this time-saving hack already, you’re going to love it!

How to Serve Pulled Beef Sandwiches

While the beef is definitely the star of this recipe, it only gets better by adding a mix of delicious topping. It will be extra delicious if you purchase fresh bakery hoagie rolls, mild pepper rings, and a thick slice of salty provolone cheese. It all melts together into juicy, cheesy deliciousness. It’s seriously hard to stop at just one sandwich–I almost always go for two!

Market Notes for the Beef

You can use either a beef chuck roast or a beef rump roast when making this recipe. In general, both cuts of beef come from the tougher part of the cow, which makes them ideal for slow cooker recipes. The rump roast will be slightly more tender than the chuck roast and therefore a bit more expensive. I have used both and they are equally delicious, so you cannot go wrong. I recommend utilizing a local meat market if you have one in your area.

Slow Cooker Pulled Beef

4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Italian Pulled Beef is easy and delicious–perfect for fall days!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pulled beef, slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings 8 people


  • 1 Good Seasons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 14.5 oz can Beef Broth
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2-3 pounds Beef Chuck Roast

Optional Toppings

  • 1 pkg hoagie rolls
  • mayonaisse
  • mild pepper rings
  • provolone cheese


  1. Combine italian seasoning, tomato sauce, and beef broth in slow cooker

  2. Stir together

  3. Add beef roast

  4. Cook on low 8 hours or on high 4 hours

  5. Remove beef and shred using two forks

  6. Return to slow cooker for 1 hour on high

  7. Serve on hoagie rolls with mayo, mild pepper rings, and provolone cheese

slow cooker italian pulled beef

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