New York Italian Beef Sandwich

One of my favorite Foodie cities is Chicago.  I don’t get there very often but seek out good Chicago Hot Dogs and Italian Beef sandwiches when I can.

Recently, I purchased some Grass Fed Local Sirloin roasts from Rocking Chair Ranch Beef in Forsyth, GA.  Here is an Italian Beef recipe I prepared in a crockpot slow cooker and it was delicious!


  • 3 – 5 lb Sirloin Roast or Rump Roast (Grass Fed and local if possible)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 packet Italian Salad Dressing Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 bay leaf

Place roast in a crockpot.  It can be frozen or thawed.  Combine water and spices in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Pour ingredients from pan over the roast in the crockpot.

Cover and cook on High setting for 4-5 hours or on low setting for 10-12 hours.  An hour before serving, remove the roast and slice thinly against the grain of the meat.  Return to the crockpot to finish cooking.

I serve this by placing the meat on an italian hoagie or steak roll sliced open with a generous ladle full of the broth.  Add a little hot Giardinera pickled vegetables or some hot or sweet peppers to make it really good!