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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Chicago Style Italian Shredded Beef Sandwiches by Jackie


Servings: 12

3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 (4 lb.) beef bottom round roast
1 tbsp. instant beef bouillon granules
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/4 c. water
green pepper slices (cooked)(optional)

12 (6" each) crusty Italian or French hoagie buns, split

12 slices provolone cheese

Combine garlic, salt and pepper; rub evenly over roast. Place roast in slow cooker. Combine bouillon granules, Italian seasoning, oregano and red pepper & water in bowl. Pour over meat. Cook on low 10-12 hours until meat is easily shredded with fork. Cool meat. Place half of the meat and juice in each of 2 Ziploc freezer bags. Place 6 buns in each of 2 gallon Ziploc freezer bags. Place 6 slices of cheese in each of 2 pint size Ziploc freezer bags. If desired, place a meat, bun and cheese bag in a 2 gallon Ziploc bag to keep the meal organized.

Serving Day:

Thaw meat, buns & cheese. Heat meat just until warm in microwave. Spread melted butter on rolls. Toast them in oven. Put meat on roll. Add cooked green peppers if desired. Place cheese on top. Place in oven on 350 until cheese is melted.


  1. These were delicious! Kids loved them too! What a great idea! :)

    PS - When you all stop back at the blog - check out the little coffe-cup icon with the URL up in the browser address bar! Learned new trick today, I did! :)

  2. We really liked these sandwiches! Very tasty!

  3. This has been our favorite meal so far. Very yummy!

  4. These were so deliciuos. My family loved these. I was trying to hoard the leftovers for myself. One of the best recipes yet!

  5. my hubby hogged all the leftovers and im trying not to be bitter...the whole gang loved this!

  6. Glad you made this again Wendy! They were tasty!

  7. WE absolutely LOVED this meal! I made the girls' sandwiches just with the meat and cheese, which they said were "YUMMY". That is a big deal since Olivia hardly eats meat! It also makes a large amount. I plan on using the portion I saved and froze to make French dip sandwiches next! YUMMY! Thanks for a great meal. Chad couldn't stop smacking his lips!

  8. Very delicious!We had this for lunch on a busy-outside kinda day and the guys loved it!Thanks!

  9. This was a wonderful meal right down to the hoagie rolls. We love this type of meal, thanks for thinking outside the casserole dish!

  10. This was SOOOOOO good... I ate too much... and LOVED every bite of it! Kids and hubby were happily stuffed too - THX for a great meal!
    :) Mags

  11. I tried this with chuck roast this time, but found that I had to discard a ton of fat and should have paid a few cents more for the beef bottom round roast. The meat tastes the same, but less waste with the bottom round.