My husband grew up in the Chicago area and a local favorite as well as one of his favorite foods has always been Italian Beef. When we moved to Iowa, we couldn’t find anywhere that offered the authentic Chicago flavor he had grown up with so I was left with no choice but to create my own Easy Italian Beef Recipe. This sandwich is complete with his favorite Au Jus sauce, it’s so easy to make and it’s great for those busy nights that you need to make a quick dinner.
You don’t even have to thaw any frozen meats, just keep it in your fridge for when you forgot to take something out in time, that happens to me more times than I care to admit.
This is what you’ll need to make this Easy Italian Beef Recipe:
An 8 pack of buns
1 lb. medium Roast Beef, sliced
1/4 lb provolone cheese
1 Small Onion
1-2 tablespoons butter or margarine
16 ounces Beef Broth
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon Basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon soy sauce
In a medium sauce pan add beef broth, garlic salt, garlic powder,basil,oregano,and soy sauce. Bring contents to boil.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Meanwhile chop the onion and add to a small sauce pan along with butter or margarine. Cook on medium high heat for about 7-10 minutes or until onions are softened.
Once the beef broth mixture is boiling, reduce heat to medium low and add Roast Beef to pot. Let cook 3-5 minutes, or until roast Beef starts to brown completely. Remove from heat.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add buns. Place a couple of slices of beef on each bun, leaving behind the Au Jus on the stove, to stay warm. Top the meat with onions and sliced cheese. Place top bun back on the sandwich and bake in oven for about 5-7 minutes. The bread will be toasted and the cheese will be melted. If you have not achieved this, cook another 2 minutes and check.
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