Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pepperoncini Beef

My sister in law has an easy and flavorful recipe for Italian Beef Sandwiches.  The shredded beef gets a great tangy flavor with only one ingredient!  Amazing!  She was kind enough to let me post her family recipe on my blog so you all can enjoy it.  We call it Pepperoncini Beef and you wont believe how easy it is to get tons of flavor in this beef.


1 chuck or rump roast             10.57
1 large jar of  pepproncinis       1.92
Rolls                                          1.68
sliced provolone cheese          2.28


In a 4-6 qt crock pot place the roast in the bottom.  Open the jar of pepperoncinis.  Add all the peppers and all the liquid to the crock pot.  Do not slice open the peppers or remove the stems.  That would make this dish very very hot! 
Now cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Once the beef is nice and tender, use a slotted spoon to remove the peppers.  Set the peppers aside in a bowl for anyone who would like to top their sandwiches with the extra peppers.  Make sure to slide the spoon through all the juice along side the beef to catch any stems that may have come loose during the cooking process. 
Using two forks shred the beef and stir well to make sure all the beef is mixed with the sauce.
Using tongs place a generous helping of shredded beef in each bun.  Top with a slice of provolone cheese.
Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese.
If serving as a plated dinner than serve with a fresh salad.  If having a casual dinner on the porch then a veggie tray and grapes would be great side dishes.

Place the left over beef and sauce in a freezable container.  Thaw, reheat and serve on top of fresh rolls when ready to eat the rest.  You can top with whatever extras your family enjoys.  Chopped raw onions, sauteed mushrooms, sweet pickle relish.  This is an awesome meal to bring to a potluck with small rolls.  Or a great game day meal for March Madness.  The beef is tender, juicy and tangy just like a great Chicago beef sandwich.   It doesn't get much easier than this!

The meat makes two family meals at $6.25 a meal.  When you add in fresh rolls and fresh sliced cheese the meal total is $10.25.   I hope you give this one a try.  It is a family favorite.


Christie aka Keeza