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K-Jon's Italian Beef

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“This an authentic Italian Beef that can be served as a Main dish or I like to use it for sandwiches. Always garnish off with giardiniera.”
3hrs 20mins
6-8 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 lbs chuck roast (Eye of Round, I like both)
  • 3 tablespoons italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 12 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups onions, chopped
  • 1 cup of whole garlic (slightly crushed)
  • 14 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups beef bouillon, and water mixture
  • 1 cup pickled pepper (pepperoncinis with stem)
  • 3 tablespoons bacon fat or 3 tablespoons oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. -Season meat and brown in fat or oil on med high heat ( 5 minutes per side).
  2. -Add onion and garlic, saute 8 -10 minutes.
  3. -now add the rest of ingredients and simmer until tender (3 hours).
  4. - Rest meat 15-20 minutes, and strain broth, reserve pepperoncini's.
  5. -slice meat against grain very thin and return to broth, simmer 15 minutes more.
  6. - chop reserved pepperoncini's (remove stem) and use to garnish sandwich with giardiniera ( check my giardiniera recipe Don't skip ingredient!).

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