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I have made these Italian Beef sandwiches for so many years. I have no Idea where I got the recipe, but everyone who eats my Italian beef says it is the best they have ever eaten.
- 2 -3 lbs beef roast
- 1 (12 ounce) can beer (any brand)
- 1 (1 ounce) packagegood season Italian salad dressing mix (or cheap brand)
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic (or to your taste, From Jar)
- 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 lb more margarine, for buttering your buns
- 1 (17 ounce) packageof deli buns, for making sandwiches
- Put all ingredients in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Cook till meat is falling apart.
- When meat is done, remove from pan and cool slightly. Using scissors or a sharp knife, cut the meat into 1 inch pieces and shred.
- Return meat to juice and reheat.
- While meat is reheating, get out the number of buns you will be needing.
- Split them and HEAVILY BUTTER them (this is one of the big secrets to great Italian beef sandwiches).
- Put the hot meat on the buns and wrap in aluminum foil; place on plate with chips and serve hot.
My family loved these sandwiches! I used a 4.2 lb top round roast for the beef. I doubled the seasonings because it was a larger roast (and my family likes highly seasoned meats). I only used one bottle of Heineken though; DH was running low on beer to drink at the time. I used big bulkie rolls topped with sesame seeds, and sliced provolone cheese (which I melted onto the toasted bread before adding the meat). I overestimated how much meat I would need, so the leftovers went into a big pot of veggie beef soup the next day. Very good weekend meal, thanks for sharing!
This was an excellent Italian beef and loved by everyone. I used a half of a bottle of Killian's Irish Red (It was my last one and I wanted to drink some of it). I also added one beef bouillon cube to the liquid. I put the seasonings directly on the meat. I also prepared it like Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork and I wrapped the beef loosely in aluminum foil and laid it so the opening was down in the crock-pot. This keeps the top from drying out and makes the whole thing really moist. I didn't have to put any more liquid than the beef stock and the half bottle of beer. It was plenty of liquid. I put in the crock-pot for 4 hours on high and 2 hours on low. I will make this again. Thanks for sharing!
I used about half a package of Good Seasons and should have used the whole packet as there was simply not enough flavor to the beef. My fault, not the recipe. The next day, I added some more Italian seasoning and the beef tasted so much better! Lesson learned.