Monday, February 8, 2010

Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches

Do Italians really eat roast beef sandwiches like these? I really doubt it. I just chose to call it that because it's got Italian dressing in it. Clever, I know.
I saw several recipes (all in one day) of some sort of roast cooked with pepperoncini's in a crock pot with various other ingredients, then shredded up for sandwiches. I thought it sounded super and decided to try it myself. Instead of using the whole peppers like I had seen, I got sliced since my husband said he didn't really want stems in his sandwiches. Smart man!
Since I'm a fan of keeping it simple this only consists of 3 ingredients. The roast (it was a smallish one, just shy of 3 lbs I think), Italian dressing mix (about half the package), and about half the jar of pepperoncini's and half the juice. (I don't remember how big that jar is and I'm feeling too lazy to go look)
I put it in the crock pot at 9am on low, and by 5, it was more than ready.
I think we all enjoyed this (with swiss cheese on a toasted bun) and would definitely try it again.
I may be feeling like this little cold penguin on Saturday.
While most folks don't wish to see another flake of snow anytime in the near future(if all those facebook updates are any indication), we are purposely driving north this weekend to try to find some. It's for the children, ya know.
We hope to find some (small) hills to slide down, and a warm place to have some hot cocoa.
Wish us luck!

22 comments:

Lunch Buckets said...

Do you guys have coats?

Julie said...

Yes ma'am, thanks to Goodwill and Savers. I got girl boots for Simon..hehe. Oh, and little pink gloves. I really shouldn't admit that.

5 Star Foodie said...

Awesome sandwich! We're still have lots of snow in DC & another storm on its way tomorrow :)s

Bridgett said...

This sandwich would be perfect for a cold and snowy day. Thankfully we don't get snow where I live, but its so fun to play in. Hope you enjoy your day in the snow.

love lives in the kitchen said...

oh, my husband would love it! thank you for sharing :)
have a very sweet day,
justyna

Joanne said...

Haha Italians don't really have roast beef! But I do. And that's really all that matters.

This looks amazing!

~~louise~~ said...

I cranked up the crock pot with a pot roast on Sunday while I was at an auction all day. Tonight, I'm having what I like to call a Manhattan Special. A sandwich much like yours on toasted garlic bread with Mozzarella cheese. I guess it's the Italian in me!!! Thanks for sharing, Julie.

P.S. If you make it up to PA, I'll have the hot cocoa waiting...

♥peachkins♥ said...

That Roast beef sandwich looks really delicious..

The Japanese Redneck said...

Italian is fine with me. Just give me one. I LUV roast beef.

Kim said...

I do the sliced pepperocinis for shredded beef too! Your husband is a smart man - who wants stems in their beef? The sandwiches look great, especially with the cheese. Have fun looking for the snow!

teresa said...

mmmm, juicy and cheesy! i love it!

w said...

if that's what italian dressing can do, i need to go buy a bucket.

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Oh my goodness, Julie, how I've missed you!! I wouldn't have even recognized your blog had it not been for your lovely avatar. :)

Loving that I return to your blog with such a fabulous recipe. I know now what we'll be having for dinner tonight. Anything that easy should not be missed!

xoxo

MaRiN said...

this looks fab! i can imagine the flavor. it's a must try for me.

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks amazing. I'm craving a thick sandwich with meat.

noble pig said...

I could eat this masterpiece in 2 bites!

Debbie said...

That sandwich made me hungry!!

Krista said...

Best of luck on your quest for snow. We played in the snow all afternoon today! Way fun!

These sammies look yummy! Way better than the last Italian beef sandwiches that I attempted. I'll have to try them this way next time.

Katy ~ said...

Looking for snow eh? I'm like a cat the way I chase the dappled sunlight from spot to spot.

I like these kinds of minimalist recipes. More (ingredients) does not always mean better. I bet this had all the flavor one would want for this.

Excellent interpretation.

Ingrid said...

I've got a pot roast and I've got a slow cooker. BUT I think I'd like it on some white rice. What do you think?
~ingrid

Unknown Mami said...

This seems very simple and yummy. I do not use my crock pot enough.

Sam said...

Oh, MAN, now you're talking MY LANGUAGE. www.samwich365.com. This belongs there. Keri