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Chicago Italian Beef - Help!

danv23danv23 Posts: 538
Hey all,

I lived in Chicago my first 28 years, and moved to the great state of GA where I have remained for the last 13 years.  I miss Chicago style Italian beef like you cannot imagine.  I've searched the internet for recipes, tried a few, and they all sucked.  I don't want pulled beef, I have a meat slicer, and I am prepared to do whatever is necessary to replicate the holiest of all "sangwiches".  Please, recipe me!

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Cumming, GA
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  • danv23 said:
    Hey all,

    I lived in Chicago my first 28 years, and moved to the great state of GA where I have remained for the last 13 years.  I miss Chicago style Italian beef like you cannot imagine.  I've searched the internet for recipes, tried a few, and they all sucked.  I don't want pulled beef, I have a meat slicer, and I am prepared to do whatever is necessary to replicate the holiest of all "sangwiches".  Please, recipe me!

    The Toronto veal is the holiest of all Italian sangweeches but I have had Large Marge's Chicago beef and they are pretty damn good.


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    Caledon, ON

     

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,269
    Never lived in Chicago but used to go TDY there very often, and I miss Portillo's.  Thanks for the link, LS!  
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  • This is great. 

    Closest I've seen to Chicago Italian beef sangwiches. 
    The giardiniera uses jalapenos rather than peperoncini, suggest using peperoncini if you can find them.

    I do the "steam" on the egg, it works fine. 
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,347
    I brown a chuck roast, then use some wine to deglaze.  Dump it in a dutch oven or crock pot, then add strained giardiniera, peperoncinis, bouquet garni, Italian dressing, bay leaf, parmigiano rinds, and then enough beef broth to almost cover the beef.  Let it sit for 12 hrs and strain it.  Reduce the liquid and add start/flour/etc if it needs to be thickened.  Pull the beef and add the reduced juices.

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  • danv23 said:
    Hey all,

    I lived in Chicago my first 28 years, and moved to the great state of GA where I have remained for the last 13 years.  I miss Chicago style Italian beef like you cannot imagine.  I've searched the internet for recipes, tried a few, and they all sucked.  I don't want pulled beef, I have a meat slicer, and I am prepared to do whatever is necessary to replicate the holiest of all "sangwiches".  Please, recipe me!
    Funny, I was in GA my first 22 years and have been in Chicago the last 12.  Missing GA winters right now for sure.
    Chicago, Illinois
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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 538
    Just threw on a 5lb rump roast @ 400.  We will see how she goes!

    The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a **** about the rules? Mark it zero!

    Cumming, GA
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