ITALIAN BEEF SANDWICH RECIPE
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Italian Beef

Italian Beef is so delicious!  You can make it in the slow cooker, instant pot, or in the oven. Serve it on it's own or as Italian Beef Sandwiches!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword italian beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 305kcal
Author April Woods

Ingredients

  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp powdered onion
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 .7 ounce package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix (such as Good Seasons brand)
  • 8 lb bottom round roast cut into quarters

For serving

  • Italian or French bread
  • Provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperocinis

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except meat and bay leaves. Whisk together and pour over meat into slow cooker.
  • Pour seasoned broth mix over meat and add bay leaves. 

IN SLOW COOKER:

  • Cook on low for 10 to 12 hours, or on high for 4 to 5 hours.

IN INSTANT POT:

  • Cook on manual (high pressure) 90 minutes. Natural pressure release.

IN OVEN:

  • 275 degrees in a covered dutch oven for 5 - 6 hours.
  • Remove bay leaves, and shred meat with a fork.
  • Serve on French Bread with provolone cheese. (And for a really authentic flavor, dip the  whole sandwich into the broth immediately prior to serving.) YUM.

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Notes

Calories are automatically generated. For best results calculate based on your exact ingredients.

Substitution: 

If you don’t have all the individual spices, go ahead and sub them for 4 heaping teaspoons of Italian seasoning spice blend. Don't skip the dressing mix though. 

How to thicken the drippings: 

Strain 3 - 4 cups of cooking liquid, bring to a simmer and stir in a cornstarch slurry (2 tablespoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons cold water). Continue to simmer until thickened. Add additional slurry as desired. 

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal