Signature Dish of Damsel in dis Dress

Italian (Chicago) Beef Sandwiches

Damsel's Italian Beef Sandwiches

1 tablespoon olive oil
5 pounds round roast, trimmed
1 1/2 cups beef broth -- (14.5 oz. can)
7 cloves garlic -- crushed
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

Heat olive oil in skillet; brown the roast on all sides. Place roast in large crockpot. Combine broth and remaining ingredients; stir well. Pour over roast; cook on HIGH for 5 hours or until tender.

Remove roast from crockpot, cover, and refrigerate. Strain broth into a storage container and refrigerate until ready to use.

Slice chilled meat very thinly and place into crockpot or large saucepan. Pour strained broth over meat, and cook gently until heated through.

Serve meat slices, piled high on toasted crusty rolls, with heated broth for dipping.

Optional: Provolone cheese; giardiniera, pepperoncini, or banana peppers.

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