Tangy Italian Beef Sandwiches

Tangy Italian Beef Sandwiches Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr
Here's an example where the slow cooker excels: The beef slowly braises until it prac­tically falls to shreds. We like the mixture on sandwiches, but it's also delicious over a baked potato and topped with sour cream.

Yield:

Serves 8 (serving size: 1 sandwich and about 2 tablespoons sauce)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 8 Hours, 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 356
Fat 15.9 g
Satfat 6 g
Monofat 6.4 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 26.2 g
Carbohydrate 24.7 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Sodium 588 mg
Calcium 94 mg

Ingredients

3 banana peppers
Cooking spray
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
7 bottled pepperoncini peppers, chopped
2 1/4 pounds chuck roast, trimmed and halved
8 (1 1/2-ounce) sandwich rolls, toasted

Preparation

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Arrange peppers on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Broil 6 minutes or until blackened in spots, turning occasionally. Place peppers in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Add vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, and red pepper; stir to combine. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and chopped pepperoncini.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef; cook 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Place beef in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until beef is very tender. Remove beef from cooker; shred with 2 forks. Stir beef and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt into cooking liquid. Divide beef mixture evenly among sandwich rolls, spooning out with a slotted spoon. Serve any extra sauce for dipping.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Deb Wise,

December 2013
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