Jun 202014


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 Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich

Enjoy this Classic Chicago Sandwich with a La Brea Bakery Twist.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Serves: 4


4 La Brea Bakery French Demi Baguettes

For the Beef:
1 (2 lb) round steak or rump roast
1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 teaspoon dried oregano
1/3 teaspoon coarse-grind black pepper

For the Gravy:
1 ¼  cups boiling water
1 ¼  beef bouillon cubes
1 ¼  teaspoons dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1/3 teaspoon coarse-grind black pepper, to taste
½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
4  garlic cloves, minced
1 ¼ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
½  teaspoon to taste salt (bouillon can be salty, taste first!)

Sandwich Toppings:
1 cup of your favorite store bought Giardiniera
1 roasted bell pepper thinly sliced
4 slices of provolone cheese

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Sprinkle the round of beef with garlic powder, oregano and pepper, then cook, uncovered in a shallow roasting pan, about 30 minutes per pound. Roast should still be very rare when finished.

Let cool slightly and then thinly slice.

Add to the meat’s pan dripping, the boiling water, bouillon cubes, oregano, thyme, pepper, Tabasco sauce, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.

Simmer for 20 minutes, scraping up the browned bits

Assemble the Sandwich:
Spoon a generous amount of juice directly onto the toasted baguette. Next, add beef. Top it with provolone, roasted bell pepper, and Giardiniera, place remaining bread on top and serve.

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  2 Responses to “Recipe, Flashback & Let’s be Friends!”


    Okay, you got me. What is Giardiniera? Forgive this little left coast girl, but I’ve never heard of it before.

    Last night at the MILs house we had authentic Italian lasagna. I think my hubby’ s is better. I guess I like it with a mixture of ricotta and cottage cheese.


    That sandwich looks pretty darn delicious but to be honest, I’m quite hungry at the moment. LOL

    Happy, happy birthday to your lovely daughter! It sounds like she’s working really hard to make something wonderful of her life 🙂

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