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    Italian Beef N Beer

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    4 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    4 hrs

    Darlene Summers's Note:

    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.

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    • 2 -3 lbs beef roast
    • 1 (12 ounce) can beer (any brand)
    • 1 (1 ounce) package good 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) package of deli buns, for making sandwiches


    1. 1
      Put all ingredients in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Cook till meat is falling apart.
    2. 2
      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.
    3. 3
      Return meat to juice and reheat.
    4. 4
      While meat is reheating, get out the number of buns you will be needing.
    5. 5
      Split them and HEAVILY BUTTER them (this is one of the big secrets to great Italian beef sandwiches).
    6. 6
      Put the hot meat on the buns and wrap in aluminum foil; place on plate with chips and serve hot.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 21, 2004


      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!

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    • on December 28, 2008


      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!

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    • on February 14, 2007


      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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Beef N Beer

    Serving Size: 1 (1979 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 908.8
    Calories from Fat 571
    Total Fat 63.4 g
    Saturated Fat 18.1 g
    Cholesterol 104.3 mg
    Sodium 835.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 5.0 g
    Protein 36.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Italian salad dressing mix

    italian seasoning

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