Chicago Style Italian Beef

You can choose to have an all beef sandwich, or drop an Italian sausage on the bottom of the role and call it a combo. To make, get yourself the following:

  • 3 lbs of top round roast
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cups of beef stock
  • 10 sub rolls

Combine the dry ingredients. Rub the roast with 1 garlic clove and then sprinkle with half the rub. Smoke at the lowest temperature on your grill for 2-3 hours. Heat the beef stock to a simmer and add the rest of the dry ingredients and 1 additional garlic clove, as well as the bay leaf.

Place the beef in a 13×9 pan and pour beef stock on top. Cook at 400 until you get to an internal temperature of 135F (about 2-3 hours). Remove roast from pan and let rest. Reserve the gravy/juice. After about 30-60 minutes, wrap roast with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Slicing cold meat is much easier than hot, plus it keeps the juices in the meat. But if you’re in a pinch, just slice and go for it.

Slice as thin as you can. Warm gravy/juice to a simmer and place a serving of beef in the gravy to warm for about 5 minutes. Remove beef from gravy, place on rolls, and top with giardiniera . Add a bit more gravy for a nice, wet sandwich.

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