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Our mouthwatering Italian Beef Sandwich recipe satisfies your craving for a taste of Italy. This classic, slow-cooked Beef is infused with the zing of pepperoncini and aromatic herbs, delivering flavor in every bite.

Paired with crusty Italian rolls and optional provolone, this sandwich is a surefire way to elevate your lunch or dinner.

Dive into the heart of Italian cuisine with a meal that’s simple to prepare yet rich in tradition and taste.

Ingredients for italian beef sandwich recipe

  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup pepperoncini peppers, with juice
  • One onion, sliced
  • Four cloves garlic, minced
  • One teaspoon dried oregano
  • One teaspoon of dried basil
  • One teaspoon of dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4-6 crusty Italian rolls
  • Sliced provolone cheese (optional)

Preparation Steps for italian beef sandwich recipe

  1. Season the chuck roast with salt and black pepper.
  2. Place the roast in a slow cooker and add beef broth, pepperoncini peppers with juice, sliced onion, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, dried parsley, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, until the Beef is tender and shreds easily with a fork.
  4. Remove the chuck roast from the slow cooker and shred the meat using two forks.
  5. Skim the fat from the remaining liquid in the slow cooker and return the shredded Beef to the slow cooker to soak up the flavorful juices.
  6. Slice the Italian rolls and toast lightly.
  7. Pile the Beef generously onto the toasted rolls and top with sliced provolone cheese, if desired.
  8. Serve the sandwiches with a side of the juices from the slow cooker for dipping.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: Approximately 450-500
  • Total Fat: Around 20-25 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 7-10 grams
  • Cholesterol: 100-120 mg
  • Sodium: 800-950 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30-35 grams
  • Fiber: 2-3 grams
  • Sugars: 2-3 grams
  • Protein: 35-40 grams

Serving Suggestions

Complement your Italian beef sandwich with crispy fries, a glass of cold lemonade, or an Italian pasta salad for the perfect finishing touch to a delightful meal.

Whether you’re a longtime fan of Italian cuisine or trying this recipe for the first time, this Italian Beef Sandwich promises a satisfying experience with every bite. Enjoy the journey through flavors crafted with love and tradition.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I cook the Italian Beef in an Instant Pot?

Yes, you can use an Instant Pot for this recipe. Use the ‘Meat’ setting and adjust the time according to the machine’s instructions for Beef, typically around 60-80 minutes on high pressure.

Is there a way to make this recipe gluten-free?

Absolutely! To make this sandwich gluten-free, serve the Italian Beef on gluten-free rolls or bread. Ensure that the beef broth and other ingredients used are certified gluten-free.

Can the Italian Beef be made ahead of time?

Italian Beef is perfect for make-ahead meals. Once cooked, cool the Beef and store it in the refrigerator with the juices. Reheat gently on the stovetop or microwave, and assemble your sandwiches when ready.

What can I substitute for pepperoncini?

If you can’t find pepperoncini, substitute it with mild banana peppers or even jalapeños for a spicier kick. The goal is to have a bit of tang and heat to complement the Beef.

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftover Beef in an airtight container with some cooking juices to keep it moist. It will be kept in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Can this sandwich be served cold?

While this sandwich is typically served warm, you can enjoy the beef cold. It’s a matter of personal preference. The flavors will still be delicious, but the texture of the Beef will be slightly different when cold.

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