ITALIAN BEEF WEEK: Italian Beef Sandwich

Italian Beef Sandwich Recipe

It’s Italian Beef Week! And we’re celebrating at faithtable with this mouthwatering recipe from - enjoy!

Cooking Time: Preparation time 20 mins, cooking time 8 hrs

Serves: 16, medium difficulty


1 boneless beef rump roast or bottom round roast (2 lbs), halved

1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 lbs), halved

1 beef sirloin tip roast (1 lb)

2 tbsps of canola oil

2 cups of water

1 medium onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 envelopes of Italian salad dressing mix

1 envelope of zesty Italian salad dressing mix

0.87 oz of brown gravy mix

1 to 2 tbsps of crushed red pepper flakes

1 tbsp of Italian seasoning

2 tsps of Worcestershire sauce

16 hoagie buns, split

Sliced provolone cheese, optional

Giardiniera, optional

Equipment Needed: Large skillet, wooden spoon, 2 x large bowls, spatula

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 2 forks; add to bowl. Using a slotted spoon, place 1/2 cup on each bun. Top with cheese and giardiniera if desired.