Pepperoncini & Beef Sandwiches

These easy Pepperoncini & Beef Sandwiches are tender, cheesy, and slightly spicy for a delicious meal that’s quick and easy! This simple sanwich recipe is perfect for picnics!

These Cheese Steak Sandwiches and The Ultimate Pulled Pork Sandwich are two more hearty and delicious sandwiches to try!

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Pepperoncini & Beef Sandwiches

Emily from One Lovely Life is here sharing a perfect summer sandwich today. I love that this is made in the crockpot! No need to turn on the oven and it practically makes itself. Summer sides are easy too… corn on the cob, quick refrigerator pickles, or watermelon are perfect for this quick and easy meal.

Am I the only one who usually associates my slow cooker with fall and winter? I love the hearty roasts and stews that my slow cooker can turn out when the weather gets colder. But I LOVE using my slow cooker in the summer. It doesn’t heat up my kitchen, and I can forget about being in the kitchen when I’m too busy swimming, playing outside, and soaking up the summer.

These pepperoncini beef sandwiches are one of our most favorite slow cooker meals. Just a very few ingredients, minimal time and effort, and perfectly tender beef that makes for some scrumptious summer sandwiches. The BEST way to eat them is to split your bun open, pile half with all that delicious tender beef and a few slices or shreds of a good white cheese (aged white cheddar is divine, but provolone or mozzarella are also mouth-watering).

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How do I find the right peppers?

Be careful when buying the pepperoncinis. You are not looking for Vlassic pickled banana peppers. I typically buy Mezzetta brand (which I’ve been able to find in almost every grocery store I’ve ever been in). Just look for the word pepperoncini, and check the package to see if there’s a heat gauge. I saw some listed as “extra hot” and some listed as “mild” that looked identical. Make sure you get what you are looking for, whatever your heat tolerance.


Peperoncini & Beef Sandwiches

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 sandwiches 1x


These easy Pepperoncini & Beef Sandwiches are tender, cheesy, and slightly spicy for a delicious meal that’s quick and easy! This simple sanwich recipe is perfect for picnics!



  • 2.5 lbs. beef roast (buy whatever’s on sale–chuck, rump roast, etc)
  • 1/2 (or more) of a 16oz peperoncinis (deli sliced or whole)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sandwich Buns
  • Your favorite white cheese–mozzarella, provolone, swiss, or white cheddar
  • optional: extra peperoncinis for serving


  1. Trim any visible fat from your roast. Place in the bottom of your slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in half a jar worth of peppers (don’t include all the juice, just pick out the peppers). If you want a bit more heat, add a few tablespoons of the pepper juice to the crock pot. Pour in beef broth. Cook on low 7-8 hours.
  2. Shred beef, removing any fatty bits. Slice peppers and mix into beef.
  3. For best serving results, toast buns, fill with beef/pepper mixture, and top with cheese and a few extra peperoncinis. If necessary, pop the sandwiches in the oven for a minute or two to melt the cheese. Savor the goodness.

  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 10
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439.3 Fat: 17.3g Cholesterol: 112.3mg Sodium: 644.8mg Carbohydrates: 31.6g Sugars: 5.4g Protein: 34.2g Vitamin A: 116.6µg Vitamin C: 25.3mg

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This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated in August 2019.

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I make this one–specifically from One Lovely Life–on a regular basis! The flavor always ends up amazing! The ONE change I have made over the years is I sear the roast on all sides before placing in the crock pot and then deglaze the pan w/ the beef broth. I seriously can’t get enough of this stuff!


This looks so good Emily! We are way into peperoncini lately so this would be perfect!

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