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Simple Italian Beef Sandwiches Recipe

“These sandwiches are fork-tender, mouthwatering good, and so easy to fix. They always get rave reviews!” Cher Schwartz - Ellisville, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast (3 pounds)
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion, julienned
  • 1 large green pepper, julienned
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 12 hamburger buns, split
  • 12 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cut roast in half; place in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Combine the broth, dressing mix and seasonings; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until tender.
  • 2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices; reserve 1 cup juices. Shred beef and return to slow cooker. Stir in reserved cooking juices; heat through.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender.
  • 4. Using a slotted spoon, place beef on bun bottoms; layer with cheese and vegetables. Replace bun tops. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 346 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 707 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.