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How to Make Italian Beef Sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • Smoked Beef Tenderloin
  • Italian seasoning
  • 0.7 ounce packet of italian dressing mix
  • 14.5 oz of beef broth
  • Ground pepper
  • 1 or 2 bay leaves
  • Garlic Salt
  • 1 yellow onion
  • Assorted peppers (2 banana, 1 green chili, 1 jalapeno, 1 habanero)
  • Hogie buns
  • Mozzarella cheese

Italian Beef Sandwich Ingredients

I had three chunks of smoked roast beef over that weighed about 6 lbs.

Smoked Beef Tenderloin

Since I planned on slow cooking it for a few hours I sliced it about 1/4″ thick. Wow! Does that look awesome or what? Yeah, I ate the ends right after taking this picture.

Sliced Smoked Beef Tenderloin

I placed the sliced tenderloin in to the slow cooker and added the beef broth and 1 cup of water. I think I my try some red wine instead of water next time.

Sliced Beef Tenderloin in Slow Cooker

I added the Italian dressing mix, garlic salt, ground pepper, bay leaves and Italian seasoning.

Italian Seasonings added to the Tenderloin

This is what it looked like about an hour after it started cooking. The house smelled so good at this point, my mouth would periodically start watering.

Italian Beef Simmering in the Slow Cooker

After the meat had simmered for about three hours I couldn’t stand it anymore and decided to make a sandwich. To make the topping I used onion, garlic and assorted peppers.

Ingredients for the Topping

I thinly sliced the peppers and onion and tossed them in a bowl with the minced garlic.

Sliced Sandwich Toppings

I browned the mixture for about 4 minutes over medium high heat. I kept moving it around so it would not burn.

Browning the Sandwich Toppings

I had preheated the oven to broil (500 degrees) and placed the buns in the oven for about 5 minutes. Keep an I on them. They can go from perfect to burnt very quickly.

Toasted Hogie Bun

I placed a good helping of the Italian Beef mixture onto the toasted bun and then topped it with the peppers and onions.

Add toppings to sandwich

Then I topped the whole thing with about 1/2 cup of shredded Mozzarella and returned it to the oven to melt the cheese.

Top Sandwich with Shredded Mozzarella.

I served the sandwiches with some juice from the slow cooker and a side of salt and vinegar chips. It was absolutely fantastic.

Italian Beef Sandwich with Au Jus

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