• Cooking Time: 7 hours
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes


My friend Janet introduced me to this dish when she had a crowd of families over to her house. I was so surprised that even the children loved these sandwiches! Then, when she gave me the recipe, I was even more surprised at its simplicity yet complex and savory flavors! Just what every busy mother needs: a great tasting recipe that is a snap to make, is inexpensive, and will feed a crowd and also freezes great to stretch out for future fast and delicious family meals!


  • 4 lb. boneless chuck roast
  • ½ c. soy sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 3-4 peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder


  • Cut all visible fat from roast and place roast into crockpot.
  • Combine all remaining ingredients and pour over roast.
  • Add water to just about cover.
  • Cook on low for 7 hours or until roast is tender (depends on size).
  • Remove roast from crockpot and shred with two forks.
  • Return shredded beef to crock pot to hold and heat.
  • Serve with crusty rolls.
  • Provide tongs for serving, but be sure to spoon the delicious broth onto your sandwich. The rolls should get soggy and these sandwiches are messy to eat, but a real favorite!

Author Credit: Janet Houk

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