August 30, 2017

Eye-Talian Beef

In the grocery store the other day, the meat section had a really good deal on a few beef chuck roasts, probably because they were at their "Sell by" date.

Being a frugal SOB, I grabbed two.  Hey, they were almost 75% off normal price, so buying two ended up being cheaper than if I'd bought one at normal price.

JB's Imitation Italian Beef

Take thyself a healthy sized beef chuck roast.  Apply salt, pepper, and garlic powder to both sides.  I prefer to use less salt than pepper or garlic powder, but equal parts of all three is a fair measurement.

Put the roast into your crock pot.  Slice half of a large yellow onion and two decent sized bell peppers (I used 1 yellow bell pepper and 1 green bell pepper for color), and add to the crock.  Add a small jar of sliced salad peppers (others call these pepperoncinis, but I've always called them salad peppers). Give the whole party a fairly generous dose of "Italian Seasoning" and add a single can of tomato sauce.

Low heat for 6-7 hours or so, or until the meat is tender and easily shredded.

Remove meat and pepper/onion mix to a platter.  Take a hoagie roll, slice the top to open it up, and put your meat mixture in the cavity.  Add a slice or two of provolone cheese, and pop it under the broiler for a minute or two until the cheese is melted.

Enjoy.


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