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Italian Beef

The first date that my mom and dad ever had was at a small pizzeria in the town where I grew up. This was also the first time they had ever met face-to-face. They each ordered Italian beef sandwiches, which became a family favorite. My mom would always fix it in her crockpot when I was growing up. I remember arriving home from school in the middle of winter to a home filled with the smell of Italian dressing seasoning and peperoncini peppers combined with the savory beef or venison roast. This is also a family favorite in my house, and it makes a very easy meal on a busy school night! Slow Cooker Italian Beef Yield: 6-8 sandwiches Cook Time: 4-8 hours in Slow Cooker Ingredients 1 4lb beef or venison roast 2 Tablespoons Lawry's Italian Dressing mix 1 bottle dark beer Water to nearly cover the roast Steak rolls and peperoncini peppers for sandwiches Instructions Place roast in slow cooker. Sprinkle Italian dressing mix over the roast. Pour beer over the roast. The beer may foam a bit when it hits the dressing mix. Pour enough water into the slow cooker to cover 2/3 of the roast. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. Roast should be tender enough the "shred" with tongs while in the slow cooker. You can also remove the roast to a cutting board and shred with forks, then place back into juice. Build sandwiches as desired and serve with a little au jus on the side.



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