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Italian Beef Sandwich Recipe

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Nothing satisfies the taste buds quite like a hearty Italian beef sandwich.


Piled high with juicy, slow-cooked beef and topped with sweet and zesty peppers, this dish is sure to tantalize your palate.


Our Italian beef sandwich recipe will make you the favorite in the family.

What makes an Italian beef sandwich?

An Italian beef sandwich is a masterpiece of tender, juicy, slow-roasted beef that’s marinated in an aromatic blend of herbs and spices. It’s then piled high between slices of soft Italian bread and topped with sweet bell peppers. The combination of flavors creates the perfect harmony to tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Where did Italian beef sandwiches come from?

The origins of the Italian beef sandwich are shrouded in mystery, but it first appeared on menus in Chicago during the early 1900s. During that time, Italian immigrants were slow-roasting tough cuts of meat to make them more tender. They would then pile thin slices of the meat onto Italian bread, and the sandwich quickly became a hit at weddings and big family gatherings.


We tend to measure with our hearts.

Feel free to adjust to your liking on any ingredients or quantities. 


  • 1 Chuck Roast
  • 4 TBSP Shallot Oil or Olive oil
  • 2 Yellow onions
  • 2 Bulbs Garlic
  • Mega Splash of Red wine
  • Splash of Tomato paste
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 TBSP Trader Joes White Modena White vinegar
  • 1 16 oz  low sodium Beef broth or beef stock
  • 1 Au Jus Packet
  • 1 Italian salad dressing mix
  • 3 TBSP Italian Sofrito Seasoning From Trader Joes
  • 1 Large jar of pepperoncini peppers  with the juice
  • Provolone Cheese slices
  • Sourdough baguette
  • Sweet peppers
  • Hot Peppers


and substitutes 

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Cooking Instructions For The Best Italian Beef Sandwich


In a Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add in the chuck roast and cook for about 4 minutes per side or until browned. Remove from pan and set aside.


Reduce heat to medium

Add onions and minced garlic to the pan. Saute until tender. Add tomato paste, salt, black pepper, wine, and vinegar and continue stirring for about 10-15 minutes.


Add beef broth, Italian salad dressing mix, au jus, and pepperoncini peppers.

Bring the broth to a heavy simmer or boil.


Add the chuck roast back into the pan and bring to a simmer. Cover with cartouche and lid and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours.

Once the chuck roast is fork-tender, remove it from the dutch oven and shred it with a fork.


Then add the beef back to the pot while you broil your bread and cheese.


Assemble the sandwich to your liking and enjoy.

Tips and Tricks

For a spicier sandwich, add more pepperoncini peppers or try adding some crushed red pepper flakes to the broth.

You can also substitute the beef with pork for another twist on this classic dish.

If you don’t have a dutch oven, you can use an Instant Pot or slow cooker to prepare this dish. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

For added flavor and crunch, top your sandwich with extra sweet bell peppers or pickled vegetables.

Serve with crispy french fries for a delicious Italian beef sandwich meal.

Italian beef sandwiches are also delicious when made with thinly sliced roast beef.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a delicious and hearty meal, then our Italian beef sandwich recipe is a must-try!

Packed with flavor and easy to customize, this classic dish will never fail to impress your family and friends.

With minimal preparation time, you can have dinner on the table in no time at all. So what are you waiting for? Put on your apron and get ready to make the best Italian beef sandwich of your life!

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