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Chicago-Inspired Italian Beef Sandwich
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Chicago-Inspired Italian Beef Sandwich

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"I tried to combine the traditional Italian beef sandwich with the French dip sandwich with a little nod to the pulled pork sandwich. Instead of using thinly sliced roast beef, I used stew beef, with apologies to my friends from Chicago."

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Original recipe makes 4 sandwiches Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Season beef with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy pot over high heat. Cook and stir beef in hot oil until browned, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Stir garlic, vinegar, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, thyme, rosemary, 1 teaspoon black pepper, bay leaf, and red pepper flakes into beef. Pour enough chicken broth into beef mixture to cover the meat by 1 inch and bring to a simmer.
  3. Cover pot with a lid, reduce heat to low, and simmer until meat is fork-tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Transfer meat with a strainer or slotted spoon to a separate pot; pour about 1/4 cup of meat broth into pot. Use a wooden spoon to gently break meat into smaller chunks. Cover pot with a lid or aluminum foil and keep warm.
  5. Skim excess grease from top of broth remaining in the first pot; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover pot with a lid or aluminum foil and keep broth warm.
  6. Lay halves of a roll out on a work surface and spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons meat broth over each half. Top bottom half of roll with a generous portion of meat and a spoonful of pickled vegetables. Place tops on sandwich. Repeat with remaining buns, broth, meat, and pickled vegetables to make 3 more sandwiches.
  7. Spoon hot meat broth into ramekins and top each ramekin with 1/2 teaspoon parsley. Serve sandwiches with hot broth for dipping.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 1 hr 10 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 25 mins
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Mar 15, 2014

This is exactly the way I made this last summer with a different recipe.......only difference was the vegetables......my other recipe didn't call for any but it was so very awesome......so now I'm addicted to this sandwich.......to me and my dear hubby.......there's no other sandwich in the world that even comes close to the quality of this one.....I have just started experimenting with fresh herbs and spices......and like I said there's no comparison ! This wonderful sandwich just melts in your mouth.......try it sometime......I promise you won't be disappointed :) Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe :)

 
Mar 01, 2014

wow.. just wow.. we so loved this.. we wouldn't know a true chicago italian beef sandwich from a fake one since we're from so cal.. we already had california hot mix giardiniera so subbed that for the original.. we used top round beef slices as they were on sale and telera mexican flat bread (which is kind of like a wide & short french roll) for the ciabatta.. ty so much for the recipe

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 417 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 2177 mg
  • 87%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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