I found this recipe in 2012 at this guy's site, and immediately decided to try it. It's nothing more than a good beef roast, simmered slowly in Italian seasonings. Normally, I update a recipe over time, to try different things, but I haven't tinkered with this recipe. I'll normally put it in the crock pot at bedtime. When I get up in the morning, I'll shred the beef with forks, then put it back in the au jus to let it absorb more flavor. Serve it as a sandwich, with a good hoagie roll, or sliced French bread.
Rodger's Italian Beef.
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf
1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
1 (5 pound) rump roast
1. Combine water with salt, ground black pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, parsley, garlic powder, bay leaf, and salad dressing mix in a saucepan. Stir well, and bring to a boil.
2. Place roast in slow cooker, and pour salad dressing mixture over the meat.
3. Cover, and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours, or on High for 4 to 5 hours. When done, remove bay leaf, and shred meat with a fork.
So, basically, simmer your beef for eight hours (or longer) in good au jus. It's wonderful.