Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich Recipe

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich Recipe

This sandwich recipe for Chicago Italian Beef Recipe can also be found in Eat & Explore Illinois Cookbook.  It’s a Chicago favorite that will quickly make it to the top of your family’s request list. 

Chicago Italian Beef Recipe

Course: Main Dish, sandwich
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  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 sprig fresh oregano
  • 1 sprig fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1 (1-ounce) package Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 (5-pound) rump roast
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 package mushrooms, sliced
  • Italian rolls, toasted


  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water, salt, black pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, garlic, bouillon cub and salad dressing mis. Stir well; bring to a boil. Place roast in a slow cooker; pour mixture over roast. Cover; cook on low 10 to 12 hours. In a small skillet, saute celery, onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Shred meat with a fork; serve on italian rolls topped with sauteed vegetables.
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