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Mom's Portable Beef Recipe

Mom's Portable Beef Recipe

This delicious beef makes great sandwiches for a picnic, party or camping trip. The meat has a tempting from-scratch flavor that beats deli cold cuts. My family has savored these sandwiches for many years.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cider or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon mixed pickling spices
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 eye of round roast (about 3 pounds)
  • 12 to 14 sandwich rolls, split
  • Lettuce, tomato and onion, optional


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first 10 ingredients; add roast. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Remove the roast and cool completely.
  • 2. Meanwhile, skim fat and strain cooking juices. Thinly slice the beef. Serve on rolls with warmed juices and lettuce, tomato and onion if desired. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 298 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 524mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"Today is my second time making this recipe. Normally I would never have thought to use these seasonings with beef. Wow & Yummy!"

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