slow cooker philly cheesesteaks

4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 lbs. beef roast chuck or pot roast
  • kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon low- sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 8 oz. sliced provolone cheese
  • 8 hoagie or sub rolls


  • Season 2 lbs. pot roast liberally with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium high heat and sear beef on all sides before placing in the slow cooker. Browning the beef before placing in the slow cooker is optional but adds extra flavor.
  • Add 2 cups broth to the hot pan, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Whisk in 2 tablespoons Worcestershire, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and  3 cloves minced garlic; pour over the beef in the slow cooker. Top with 2 sliced onions.
  • Cook on LOW 6-8 hours adding 2 sliced bell peppers during last 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Open 8 rolls and brush or spray with oil. Divide between rolls 8 oz. sliced provolone and cook until cheese is melted and rolls are golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Using tongs, shred or slice cooked beef and transfer to toasted rolls, top with onions and peppers.


  • Serve with a crisp green salad and chips on the side to complete this meal.


  • Protein: Swap beef for 2 lbs. chicken breasts or thighs.
  • Vegetarian: Swap beef for sliced portobello mushrooms. Swap beef broth for vegetable broth.
  • Gluten-Free: Swap soy sauce for coconut aminos or tamari.
  • Cheese: Provolone cheese can be swapped for Swiss, cheddar, or American.


  • Slice onions and bell peppers and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Calories: 695kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 909mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1600IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 18mg