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!