Chicago-Style Italian Beef Recipe

Chicago-Style Italian Beef Recipe

These mouth-watering Chicago-Style Italian Beef sandwiches are perfect for someone craving a decadent flavored sandwich. Made in Chicago style, the sandwiches are made with Italian seasonings and dripping with giardiniera. The juicy and flavorful beef and crunchy golden soft-hinged French rolls will make you forget every other beef sandwich you have ever had. So let’s see how to make these sandwiches. In this blog, I will share with you a Chicago-Style Italian Beef Recipe that is extremely delicious.

Ingredients for Chicago-Style Italian Beef Recipe

For this toothsome recipe, gird up your loins because it will require many ingredients and some hard work. You will need a complete list of ingredients, so make your checklist. There are following ingredients needed:

For Roast:

  • Boneless beef chuck eye roast = 1 (3-½ lbs). It should be tied to a butcher twine.
  • Garlic = 6 cloves, chopped roughly
  • Vegetable oil = 2 tbsp
  • Dry red wine = 4 oz (½ cup)
  • Onion = 1 medium-sized, chopped roughly
  • Beef stock = 5 cups
  • Kosher salt = to taste
  • Black pepper = freshly ground, to taste
  • Red pepper = 2 tsp, crushed
  • Fresh thyme = 2 sprigs
  • Dried Italian seasoning = 1 tbsp

For Sweet Peppers:

  • Green bell peppers = 4
  • Garlic = 1 tsp, granulated
  • Olive oil = 2 oz (¼ cup)
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground

For Sandwich:

  • French rolls = 6, soft hinged

For Topping:

  • Oil-packed hot giardiniera

Steps for Making Chicago-Style Italian Beef Sandwich

Follow these steps to make Chicago-Style Italian Beef Sandwiches:

Step 1

Place an oven rack in the oven. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Take the roast and sprinkle the black pepper and salt all over it.

Step 3

Put some vegetable oil in a pot and heat it in a Dutch oven on medium heat.

Step 4

Then heat the roast from all sides so that it is golden brown and caramelized. If the roast begins to smoke, you can reduce the heat. After browning, transfer the roast to a dish.

Step 5

Then add the onions and a small amount of salt and saute for 8-10 minutes until you see it brown. Keep stirring from time to time.

Step 6

Add garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper, and again saute until you can sense the aroma.

Step 7

Add the red wine and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer until its volume reduces to half.

Step 8

Add the thyme and beef stock and simmer again. Check to see if any adjustment in seasoning is required.

Step 9

Put in the roast back. Cover the pot. Then keep cooking every side for half an hour until you feel done. Cook the last 30 minutes by uncovering the pot. Check to see if the roast is tender. It will take almost 3-½ hours.

Step 10

Move the roast to a cutting board and cover it with an aluminum foil.

Step 11

Cut the peppers into half-inch strips and toss them on a baking sheet with garlic, salt, black pepper, and olive oil.

Step 12

Increase the oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the pepper mixture for 45 minutes until they are softened.

Step 13

Strain the roast gravy with a thin and fine mesh. Then simmer to reduce the volume a little bit. Check for adjustments in the seasoning.

Step 14

After letting the meat cool down a little bit, remove the twine. Make small pieces of the meat and return it to the simmered gravy.

Step 15

Rub the soft-hinged French rolls with giardiniera oil and bake them at 359 degrees Fahrenheit until they become crispy and golden.

Step 16

On the crisped roll, place some amount of beef and sweet peppers. Add hot giardiniera oil and some gravy. Then dip the roll briefly in the gravy and wrap it quickly with parchment paper. Wait for a few minutes. Then open the parchment paper and serve the delicious Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches. 

FAQs

Can we add cheese to a Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich?

You can add your favorite cheese to this sandwich if you are a cheese lover.

Which cut of beef is best for a Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich?

The best option for beef cuts is a chuck roast.

Conclusion

If you are a foodie and have an appetite for a juicy and savory sandwich, this recipe will not only fulfill your appetite. Still, it will give you a long-lasting experience of the rich taste of two styles_ Chicago style with Italian seasonings mixed. So if you have not tried this savory sandwich yet, do not wait and make it just now!

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Chicago-Style Italian Beef Recipe

Chicago-Style Italian Beef Recipe

These mouth-watering Chicago-Style Italian Beef sandwiches are just a perfect serving for someone craving a rich flavored sandwich.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 220 kcal

Ingredients
  

For Roast

  • 1 Boneless beef chuck eye roast , it should be tied to a butcher twine (3-½ lbs)
  • Garlic chopped roughly (6 cloves)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 4 oz Dry red wine (½ cup)
  • 1 medium-sized Onion chopped roughly
  • 5 cups Beef stock
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Black pepper freshly ground, to taste
  • 2 tsp Red pepper crushed
  • 2 sprigs Fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp Dried Italian seasoning

For Sweet Peppers

  • 4 Green bell peppers
  • 1 tsp Garlic granulated
  • 2 oz Olive oil (¼ cup)
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper freshly ground

For Sandwich

  • 6 French rolls soft hinged

For Topping

  • Oil-packed hot giardiniera

Instructions
 

  • Place an oven rack in the oven. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Take the roast and sprinkle the black pepper and salt all over it.
  • Put some vegetable oil in a pot and heat it in a Dutch oven on medium heat.
  • Then heat the roast from all sides so that it is golden brown and is caramelized. If the roast begins to smoke, you can reduce the heat. After browning, transfer the roast to a dish.
  • Then add the onions and a small amount of salt and saute for 8-10 minutes until you start to see it brown. Keep stirring from time to time.
  • Add garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper and again saute until you can sense the aroma.
  • Add the red wine and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer until its volume reduces to half.
  • Add the thyme and beef stock and again simmer. Check to see if any adjustment in seasoning is required.
  • Put in the roast back. Cover the pot. Then keep cooking every side for half an hour intervals until you feel done. Cook the last 30 minutes by uncovering the pot. Check to see if the roast is tender. It will take almost 3-½ hours.
  • Move the roast to a cutting board and cover it with an aluminum foil.
  • Cut the peppers into half-inch strips and toss them on a baking sheet along with garlic, salt, black pepper, and olive oil.
  • Increase the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the pepper mixture for 45 minutes until they are softened.
  • Strain the roast gravy with a thin and fine mesh. Then simmer to reduce the volume a little bit. Check for adjustments in the seasoning.
  • After letting the meat cool down a little bit, remove the twine. Make small pieces of the meat and return it to the simmered gravy.
  • Rub the soft-hinged French rolls with giardiniera oil and bake them at 359 degrees Fahrenheit until they become crispy and golden.
  • On the crisped roll, place some amount of beef and sweet peppers. Add hot giardiniera oil and some gravy. Then dip the roll briefly in the gravy and wrap it quickly with parchment paper. Wait for a few minutes. Then open the parchment paper and serve the delicious Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches. 

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal
Keyword Chicago-Style Italian Beef Recipe
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