Chicago style Italian Beef Sandwiches

Chicago Style Italian Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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linda lu


Growing up in Chicago, these sandwiches were like PB&J, only better.... Finally found a recipe that really works well to recreate these. Enjoy!

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10 sandwiches
20 Min
10 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


5-6 lb
boneless chuck roast, trimmed of fat
onions, yellow, medium, peeled and sliced
3 c
low sodium beef broth
2 pkg
dry zesty italian salad dressing
bay leaves
1 1/2 Tbsp
garlic powder (or 3 chopped garlic cloves)
1 1/2 Tbsp
italian seasoning
1/2 c
chopped pepperoncini w/liquid

How to Make Chicago style Italian Beef Sandwiches


  • 1Put everything in a crock pot on LOW for 8 hours.
  • 2At the end of 8 hours, remove and shred the beef. Put back in crock pot for another 1.5-2 hours.
  • 3Taste broth and correct for salt/seasonings. (There is a lot of salt in the dry dressing). Looking for very savory flavor. If desired, add an additional 2 sliced onions (gives good texture to the sandwich)at this step.
  • 4After a full 10 hours, get your toasted buns and roasted red peppers and/or hot peppers and build the best Chicago style Italian beef sandwich this side of the Mississippi (am on the East Coast).
  • 5Some people like to put this on sub rolls, top w/provolone and run under the broiler... oh yeah, its that good. Enjoy!

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About Chicago style Italian Beef Sandwiches

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #savory, #easy, #chuck-roast