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Italian Beef Sandwiches
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins

Deliciously seasoned italian beef, peppers, onions, mushrooms and melted provolone cheese on warm toasted ciabatta.

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: beef, hearty, italian, roast, sandwich
Servings: 6
Author: angela@eatlivehappy
For the Italian Beef
  • 2 pound beef chuck roast
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 jar pepperoncini, stems removed (16 ounce) including juice
  • 1 teaspoon italian herb seasoning
For the Sandwiches
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, julienne
  • 1 cup sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 6 mini sweet peppers, julienne
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 Ciabatta Rolls
  • 12 slices provolone
For the Italian Beef
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. In a bowl, mix together garlic, salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Rub mixture all over roast to coat. Sear meat on all sides in a dutch oven (or oven safe pan) over medium high heat, browning on all sides. Remove meat from pan and set aside.

  3. Add remaining olive oil and chopped onion into the pan. Saute until lightly browned. Deglaze the pan with the wine and reduce until almost gone. Place the seared meat back in the pan.

  4. Add beef broth, pepperoncini and italian seasoning and bring to a boil. Cover and place into the preheated oven. Cook about 3 hours until meat is fall apart tender. shred meat and serve.

For the Sandwiches
  1. In a skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onions mushrooms and peppers. Saute' until lightly browned and tender. Set aside

  2. Split the ciabatta buns in half and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Toast in the oven. top each side with a slice of the cheese and put back in the oven until just melted.

  3. Remove from the oven and top the bottom half with the Italian beef and then add the peppers, onions and mushrooms mixture. place the top top on and enjoy!