10 Minute Italian Beef Sandwiches! (Chicago Style)

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

Talk about FAST FOOD!!!

I made this again tonight (5-10-2011). It is an old standby recipe I made up many years ago... and it is ALWAYS a BIG HIT!!!

We were out shopping... the kids wanted to go out to eat... I said no way... We went home and had a nice family meal together at our own table... It took about the same amount of time as it would to order from the take out window at a fast food place.... and much cheaper!


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Serves:

8 - 12 sandwiches (depending on size)

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

VEGGIES AND GRAVY

1 qt
water
2 large
onions (sliced in thin strips)
2 large
bell peppers (1 green and 1 red) (seeded and cut in narrow strips)
2 pkg
au jus gravy mix
1 pkg
brown gravy mix
1 Tbsp
basil, dried
1 Tbsp
oregano, dried
2 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper

MEAT

2 lb
deli roast beef (sliced very thin, but not shaved)

BREAD

3 large
long loaves of french or italian bread (cut according to who is eating them)
(a child will not eat as big a sandwich as a hungry man... or me either!)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make the veggies and sauce first by putting the onions in the sauce pan with the quart of water. Boil while you are cutting the bell peppers. Add the peppers. After about 5 minutes, add remaing ingredients to make the gravy. (I usually put all the gravy mixes into a bowl and add enough water to thin it out and make it smooth before adding to veggies and water). When gravy is desired consistancy (you can add more water if needed), add the deli beef one slice at a time, pinched in the middle so it isn't going into the pan flat, but tented a bit. Stir meat and veggies a bit and shut off the heat.
2
Cut a piece of the loaf of bread the length that you feel is appropriate per person. Slice in half to make a bun. Either dip the inside of the bun in the gravy or spoon it onto the bread... or ... (don't for a less messy sandwich). Pile on some sliced beef and veggies. Dinner is served!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy