Shredded Beef Sandwich

Thanks to Greensbury Market for the chuck roast that inspired this recipe.

3.4/5 (29 Reviews)


  • 4 lbs. rump or chuck roast
  • 2 16-oz jars pepperoncini peppers, stems removed (reserve juice)
  • 12 oz light beer
  • 12 oz beef broth
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 hoagie rolls
  • 12 slices smoked provolone cheese
  • Fried onions, optional


Set the EGG for direct cooking without the convEGGtor at 450°F/232°C.

Season the roast with salt and pepper. Place the meat in the EGG and sear on all sides until browned but still very rare. Remove the roast from the EGG and set it aside.

Set the EGG for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 300°F/149°C.

Place the roast in a Big Green Egg Dutch Oven along with the beer, beef broth, onion, and pepperoncini with juice.

Cover the Dutch Oven, add to the EGG, and cook for 5 hours. After 5 hours, remove the Dutch oven from the EGG and set it aside. Shut down the EGG by closing the top and bottom vents.

Let the meat rest in the Dutch Oven (covered) for 1 hour; then shred the beef in the juices. Add beef to a split hoagie roll and add smoked provolone cheese to the top. Place the sandwich on the grid and use the residual heat of the EGG to melt the cheese; approximately 3 minutes.

Use the juice from beef for dipping the sandwich. Top with fried option as an option. Enjoy!

Serves 6

1 thought on “Shredded Beef Sandwich”

  1. I just made it this past weekend! It really is a simple thing to make and tasted delicious! My comments are: easy on the pepperoncinis…you don’t really need a lot of them. And don’t forget to remove the stems like I did! Get the mild ones; the spicy ones are a little too kicking considering the juice is in there as well. The recipe says put the provolone on top, but it appears to be at the bottom in the picture. I recommend toasting the bread first and then putting the cheese at the bottom. The toasted hoagie roll on bottom and meat on top will melt it just fine. I don’t think next time I’ll cook the peppers with it; the juice gives plenty of flavor and the peppers will give it a little more crunch. The onions were amazing simmering in the broth. Could have used more, actually. Overall, this gets a solid 9 in flavor, ease to make, and overall cost. I wish I could post pics but I was very happy with this recipe!

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