Pizza Steak Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker


This recipe is for Uncle Larry.

It’s meat.  Not chicken.  Not pasta.  Meat.

To quote Uncle Larry, who reads this blog regularly,  “I don’t want any of that %*#@ chicken or *%#* pasta.  Gimme some meat.”

I may have paraphrased him just a bit, but you get the essence of what he said.  Now just imagine it being said by a very tall man with a deep voice.  The kind of man who cuts down his neighbors trees under the cloak of darkness and sends three-legged dogs to Michigan (2 true stories that we don’t have time for now).

But don’t let his gruff exterior fool you.  The man is a sweet heart, but he’s serious about his meat!

I’m pretty sure Uncle Larry will like this recipe and you will too.  Here’s what you’ll need to make it: 

Pizza Steak Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker
  • 1½ lbs. round steak, skirt steak or other cut
  • 6 oz pepperoni (I used turkey peperoni)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • buns
  • provolone cheese slices
  1. Place meat in slow cooker.
  2. Stir other ingredients together (except cheese and buns) and pour over meat.
  3. Cook on high 5-6 hours or low 7-8 hours.
  4. Shred meat with a fork.
  5. Serve on buns topped with cheese slices.
  6. Serves 8-10

In case you’re a meat lover too or you’re just tired of that #%*@ chicken, here are some other recipes you might like:

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  1. Uncle Larry says:

    FINALLY, a recipe I can live with : )

  2. My son was hooked as soon as I read the title. 🙂 Maybe he will make this for us next week!

    Thanks for another yummy recipe (and I’m glad Uncle Larry is happy!)

  3. Um, Uncle Larry sounds sort of awesome! 🙂 This looks tasty!

  4. Amanda H. says:

    This sounds like the perfect recipe to make and send with my husband while he is driving truck. Thanks Uncle Larry! 😉

  5. made this tonight and the kids loved it! Being from Philly, when I told my husband what we were having, he was not expecting this but loved it all the same! Thanks again for a great one!

  6. My sister tells me the same thing…bring on the meat 🙂 Of course, there is nothing gruff about her, she is actually a fashion blogger! However, she works with a lot of dairy farmers and the like. Go meat!


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