Good Morning America Recipes

Stephanie O'Dea's Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

An Easy Super Bowl Hit

PHOTO: Stephanie ODeas Italian beef sandwich is shown here.
|
Servings:Over 8
Cook Time: min

I must admit that I don't watch very much football. I grew up in a 49er household, and that's pretty much the only football I'll watch, and even then I kind of daze in and out unless it's a rather exciting game. I did watch last week's game, and followed along until the bitter end.

when we lost.

That said, I'm a sucker for parties, and for hearty comfort food. We aren't hosting a super bowl party this year because 1) it snuck up on me, and 2) I'm not even sure exactly who is playing.

BUT! You should TOTALLY have a party. And make these sandwiches. Because they rock.

The resulting meat is fall-apart tender and nicely seasoned. The cayenne provides a bit of a kick, but not enough to bother sensitive palates. If you'd like more heat, sliced pickled jalape??o peppers works great as an additional sandwich topping.

Stephanie O'Dea is the NYT best-selling author of Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life and the Make it Fast, Cook it Slow cookbooks.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 pound beef rump roast
  • 1 onion, sliced in rings
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can whole tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer (Redbridge, by Anheuser Busch is gluten free)
  • 8 hoagie rolls (I use gluten free bread)
  • 8 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • Cooking Directions

    Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Put the meat into your cooker (frozen is okay). Top with sliced onion, and all the dried herbs and spices. It will seem like there are way too many herbs???try not to worry. Add the entire can of tomatoes and bottle of beer. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or until meat shreds easily with two large forks. Shred the meat completely, and stir well.

    Serve on toasted rolls with melted mozzarella cheese.

    Recipe courtesy Stephanie O'Dea.

    other rocking sandwiches and football-type fare:

    peperoncini sandwiches

    bbq beef and bean

    pulled pork

    french dip

    portobella mushroom

    loose meat

    buffalo chicken dip

    buffalo wing soup

    party little smokies (two recipes here)

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: beef roast, onion, rings, anise, hoagie, mozzarella cheese

    More Info: Kids Friendly


    Other Recipes That You Might Like
    Stephanie O'Dea's Slow Cooked Chile Verde
    Get Dinner Done Fast With This Slow Cooked Recipe
    Stephanie O'Dea's Slow Cooker Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
    So You Can Just Worry About the Turkey
    Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli
    A Make Ahead Halloween Meal
    Stephanie O'Dea's Slow Cooker Mole
    Dig Into This Delicious Dish Tonight
    Stephanie O'Dea's Shepherd's Pie
    Slow-cook your way to a perfect English dish.
    Stephanie O'Dea's Slow Cooker Barbeque Menu
    Dig Into These Delicious Barbeque Dishes
    Stephanie O'Dea's Slow Cooked BBQ Menu: Ribs
    Give Your Summer Dinner a Kick With This Barbeque Menu
    Stephanie O'Dea's Slow Cooker Falafel
    A Middle Eastern Favorite Without the Fuss
    Stephanie O'Dea's Slow Cooked Chile Verde
    Get Dinner Done Fast With This Slow Cooked Recipe
    Stephanie O'Dea's Korean Ribs
    Try these ribs for dinner tonight.
     
    Latest Recipes on 'GMA'
    Foodspotting
    VIDEO: The Ramen Burger
    VIDEO: Rays & Stark Bar in LA employs an expert to help you choose from 20 brands of water.
    VIDEO: Haylee Nelson reveals all the delicious flavors that make up the new "Sunrise Sundae."
    VIDEO: Ladies and Gentlemen... The Crookie
    VIDEO: World, meet The Cronut
    Food Tips: How To...
    Karen's Kitchen
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's blog here.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus apple crisp is shown here.
    Karen's Apple Crisp Crunch Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's sweet apple dessert.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus cherry galette is shown here.
    Karen's Cherry Galette Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's recipe for a tasty dessert.
    More Ways To Get GMA
    Connect with GMA
    Social Tools Facebook Twitter Twitter Connect with GMA YouTube RSS