I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Italian Beef Sandwiches

The first time I had an Italian Beef sandwich was in Chicago. Easy to make, put it in the slow cooker and go and do whatever it is you need to do for the day. A yummy dinner will be waiting for you when you come home. Great for a football party day.

(serves 6)

*2 cups beef broth
*2 tablespoons minced garlic
*1 teaspoon ground pepper
*2 teaspoons onion salt
*2 teaspoons dried oregano
*2 teaspoons dried parsley
*2 teaspoons dried basil
*2 bay leafs
*1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix.
*3 pound roast
*1 cup pepperoncinis (optional)
*1 small onion, sliced, sautéed (optional)
*1 green pepper, sliced, sautéed (optional)
*6-12 slices provolone (optional)
*6 hearty sub rolls

~Combine beef broth, garlic, onion salt, oregano, parsley, basil, bay leaf, & italian salad dressing mix in a saucepan.
~Stir well and bring to a boil.
~Place roast in slow cooker.
~Pour beef broth mixture over roast.
~Cover, and cook on low 10-11 hours or on high 4 hours.
~Remove meat from slow cooker, and shred meat with a fork.
~Return to slow cooker and cook on low or high for 1-2 hours.
~Take your opened sub bun and put some juice on both sides of bun.
~Let bun sit for 30-60 seconds.
~Layer desired amount of meat on bun.
~Top with pepperoncinis, green peppers, & onions (if desired)
~Top with provolone cheese.
~Put under broiler for a minute until the cheese is melted.

-Substitute provolone cheese for pepper jack cheese.
-Substitute sub buns or hard rolls or hoagie rolls.
-Substitute minced garlic for 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
-Top sandwich with sliced jalapeno peppers
-Top sandwich with sliced black olives
-Add 2 cups mushrooms to crock-pot the last hour of cooking.

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