2.20.2013

Dinner Series: Chicago Style Italian Beef

It is so good you will be thinking about it the next day.....5 ingredients, easy to make, and its cheaper than flying to Chicago. :)

Be prepared, this Italian Beef will KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF. I made it over the weekend for a dinner party and it was a huge hit.

The taste is memorable...


Here is what you will need:
2lb. Beef Roast (I used Rump Roast but you can use Arm or Chuck Roast too)
2 packets of Italian Seasoning
2 beef boullion cubes (1 per pound of meat)
1 cup water (or a 1/2 cup per pound of meat)
1 small jar banana peppers (undrained)
Half Green and Red Pepper chopped (optional)

Throw the roast into your crockpot. Wix the Italian Seasonings into the water and pour over roast. Toss in banana peppers and green and red peppers if using. Turn on High for the first hour and then low for 4 hours. The meat will be extremely tender and juicy.

Watch as strangers and friends start flocking to your kitchen wanting to know what smells so amazing.


On a cutting board or platter, thinly slice meat and pour some of juice over.
Place on chibata or french bread for sandwiches or just serve alone.
Serves 12 (Dinner party size)
Half the recipe for a family!

It is a dinner that will bring many to your table so....Eat SLOW, take your time so as to SAVOUR every bite, and ENJOY the dinner that brings you together. :)

My Food Philosophy: Because the effort to make good food is a gift to those around me, it's happy memories, togetherness, the living part of life.


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26 comments:

  1. That looks perfect. Maria, you can come cook for me anytime :)

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  3. ::: my mouth is watering ::: i live in the land of italian beef!!! i've had some good fare here in Chicagoland, but this LOOKS amazing... and i swear i can smell it now... wafting off the computer screen!!!

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    1. LOL! Love it. I am making it tomorrow sans bread. I know husband will thank me:)

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  4. Oooh we just got a crockpot, so definitely going to try this for dinner sometime! It looks delicous!

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  5. This looks amazing! Going to make this week! Yummy! Congrats on your pregnancy too!

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  6. Oh my goodness - we left Chicagoland a year and a half ago, and my husband says what he misses most is Italian beef. I'm a vegetarian so I don't miss it, but wow, it does smell amazing. I'll pass this recipe along to him :)

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  7. How much does this recipe make? Yummmmmm.

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    1. Good question! Serves 12! So you could half the recipe for a family.

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  8. How'd you know I was looking for recipes for the week?? This looks amazing!!

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  9. I know a certain gentleman who would LOVE this....can't wait to make it!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  10. Love love LOVE Chicago Style italian beef...best meal every =)

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  11. mmmm sounds incredible!!

    herestohappinesses.blogspot.com

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  12. Awesome!!! I am totally going to try this! Sounds delish!

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  13. umm, major YUM! and I love that it is a crockpot recipe! (bonus points!) I also love your food philosophy :) XO Brynn

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  14. Looks so good! Anna did you do the calligraphy for the Italian Beef part with the skills you learned from your class?! Or is it a font?

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    1. Thanks Anne! Its actually a font I purchased from myfont.com:) Hopefully can upload my own calligraphy font soon though!

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  15. I am usually not a meat eater, but that looks amazing!!! I am totally making this on the weekend!

    Love, Jamie Herzlinger

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  16. This looks DELICIOUS!!! I must remember this one Anna! YUM!

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  17. Oh my gosh. My mouth is watering... Looks so good!

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  18. Anna this looks delicious! I am not very good at cooking meat and of course meat would be something my husband loves to eat. This looks about my speed and can't wait to try it :)

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  19. Um, this sounds amazing! YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  20. Oh yum...this looks delicious! I love Maria's posts :)

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  21. The recipe is in my Crock-pot right now! Looks like a dish my husband will love. Thanks, Maria!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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