Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Italian Beef Sandwich

Italian Beef sandwiches are popular all over the country. Here is an easy recipe that turns out a juicy, tender sandwich.

Italian Beef Sandwich


1 boneless beef rump roast or bottom round roast (2 pounds), halved
1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 pounds), halved
1 beef sirloin tip roast (1 pound)
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 envelopes Italian salad dressing mix
1 envelope zesty Italian salad dressing mix
1 envelope (0.87 ounce) brown gravy mix
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
16 hoagie buns, split
Sliced provolone cheese, optional
Giardiniera, optional


In a large skillet, brown each roast in oil on all sides. Drain. Transfer meat to a 7-qt. slow cooker. Combine the water, onion, garlic, salad dressing and gravy mixes, pepper flakes, Italian seasoning and Worcestershire sauce; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
Remove beef; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Pour juices into a large bowl. Shred beef with two forks; add to bowl. Cool. Transfer to freezer containers. Freeze for up to 3 months.
To use frozen meat: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a Dutch oven; heat through. Using a slotted spoon, place 1/2 cup on each bun. Top with cheese and giardiniera if desired. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe and picture are the property of Taste of Home Magazine and can be viewed on their website at: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Mom-s-Italian-Beef-Sandwiches

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