Windy City Italian Beef

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1 - 3-5 lb beef rump roast
3/4 c flour (or as needed)
1/4 c shortening
5 c water, divided
6 beef bouillon, cubes
1 Tbsp oregano, dried
1 Tbsp garlic salt
1 tsp paprika
6 tiny hot peppers
2 bay leaves
pepper, to taste
mozzarella cheese & pepperoncini peppers (as needed)
sliced french bread

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Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) Recipe
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Cullowhee, NC (pop. 19,054)
Member Since Apr 2011
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Make the famous Chicago style beef in your own home with the help from your crock pot.

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Coat the roast with flour.
Mix shortening & 3 C of water.
Put roast & shortening/water mixture in a crock pot & let it simmer all day on low (9 to 11 hours).
Remove from liquid & cool meat completely, reserving liquid.
After meat is cooled, slice thinly with an electric knife. Add all beef & reserve liquid to large pot.
Add 2 more cups of water, spices, bay leaves, peppers & beef cubes & bring to a boil. Turn heat down & simmer on low for 1 hour.
Remove peppers & bay leaves.
Serve on sliced french bread. Add a little broth to the bread as well. (In Chicago, they serve it really soaked.) Serve with pepperoncini peppers & Mozzarella cheese.


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