In the grocery store the other day, the meat section had a really good deal on a few beef chuck roasts, probably because they were at their "Sell by" date.
Being a frugal SOB, I grabbed two. Hey, they were almost 75% off normal price, so buying two ended up being cheaper than if I'd bought one at normal price.
JB's Imitation Italian Beef
Take thyself a healthy sized beef chuck roast. Apply salt, pepper, and garlic powder to both sides. I prefer to use less salt than pepper or garlic powder, but equal parts of all three is a fair measurement.
Put the roast into your crock pot. Slice half of a large yellow onion and two decent sized bell peppers (I used 1 yellow bell pepper and 1 green bell pepper for color), and add to the crock. Add a small jar of sliced salad peppers (others call these pepperoncinis, but I've always called them salad peppers). Give the whole party a fairly generous dose of "Italian Seasoning" and add a single can of tomato sauce.
Low heat for 6-7 hours or so, or until the meat is tender and easily shredded.
Remove meat and pepper/onion mix to a platter. Take a hoagie roll, slice the top to open it up, and put your meat mixture in the cavity. Add a slice or two of provolone cheese, and pop it under the broiler for a minute or two until the cheese is melted.