Italian Beef Recipe- The Perfect Superbowl Sandwich

 

We have an easy delicious recipe for Italian Beef that my mom has made for years. We always made it for family gatherings…….this year, it was my turn to make it!  *Disclaimer- we have always called this Italian Beef, although we don’t top it with peppers or eat it on a crusty bun, like they are famous for in Chicago!- but it’s delicious just the same! {wink}

Italian Beef Sandwich Recipe at TidyMom.net

This flavorful slow-cooked beef is a big hit with everyone and can be prepared ahead of time and put in a crock pot to finish cooking the day you’re going to serve. Perfect for a super bowl party!

Italian Beef

*note – this recipe needs to be prepared a day ahead, then slow cooked the following day.  So plan accordingly.  I usually bake the roast the day before, then put it all in the slow cooker the following morning, so it’s ready to go when I’m ready to serve!

Italian Beef

Italian Beef

Summary: *note – this recipe needs to be prepared a day ahead, then slow cooked the following day. So plan accordingly. I usually bake the roast the day before, then put it all in the slow cooker the following morning, so it’s ready to go when I’m ready to serve!

Ingredients

  • 6 pound rolled rump roast (should feed 12-15)
  • 2 packets Lipton® Dried Onion Soup Mix
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons sweet basil
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix onion soup packets, spices and garlic with water in roasting pan. Add roast (I cut my roast in half for quicker cooking) . Roll roast around in pan to cover with seasonings.
  3. Cover with lid or foil and bake for one hour. *we will be under cooking because we will finish cooking in the slow cooker.
  4. Remove roast from oven. Cool completely.
  5. Remove roast and juices from pan. Wrap roast in foil and pour juices into a container, place both in the refrigerator over night (or a minimum of several hours)
  6. The following day, remove roast from refrigerator and slice paper thin with a meat slicer (if you don’t have a meat slicer, you can take your roast back to the store where you bought it and ask them to slice it for you – we have done that several years). *it’s important to slice the roast cold and firm
  7. Slice the meat against the grain as thin as possible.
  8. Place sliced meat in slow cooker (I use and LOVE my Nesco Roaster)
  9. Pour juices over sliced meat and add another 2 cups of water.
  10. Slow cook on low for 4-6 hours
  11. Let the magic happen - 4 to 6 hours later

Notes

Ready to serve with your favorite buns and cheese if you’d like.

Be sure to dunk your bun in the juices! – makes it messy but SO worth it!

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Italian Beef Recipe

Enjoy!!

More Super Bowl recipes we enjoy:

Beer Cheese Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Mini Ham & Swiss Rolls

Spicy Tortilla Rollups

Ranch Oyster Crackers

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