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Windy City Italian Beef

Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories)


Make the famous Chicago style beef in your own home with the help from your crock pot.

This recipe gives you the flavors that you love.

Customize your sandwich with hot or sweet peppers to make one of the best recipes.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
12 Hr


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

How to Make Windy City Italian Beef


  • 1Coat the roast with flour.
  • 2Mix shortening & 3 C of water.
  • 3Put roast & shortening/water mixture in a crock pot & let it simmer all day on low (9 to 11 hours).
  • 4Remove from liquid & cool meat completely, reserving liquid.
  • 5After meat is cooled, slice thinly with an electric knife. Add all beef & reserve liquid to large pot.
  • 6Add 2 more cups of water, spices, bay leaves, peppers & beef cubes & bring to a boil. Turn heat down & simmer on low for 1 hour.
  • 7Remove peppers & bay leaves.
  • 8Serve 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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