The holidays are fast approaching and it seems there is never enough time to get everything done. Now is the time to pull out the crock pot or pressure cooker and put it to good use. Italian Beef – two ways………
A couple of weeks ago Tim mentioned Italian Beef………he wanted to make a pizza…….Italian Beef and Pepper Pizza. The Italian Beef being the star of the show……….. we wanted it to be perfect.
I have made my Italian Beef the same way for years! Super easy and totally delicious. Tim on the other had wanted to make a jazzed up version……..you know Mr. Spicy. So, we made both…….they were both delicious, but of course I though mine was a smig better and he thought the same about his………so let’s call it a tie. I will share both recipes with you and you be the judge!
Using either recipe you can, make the pizza, which we will also post the recipe for, or sandwiches, use it to top pasta or rice. Make it into nachos for game day. Whatever you do with it will be awesome.
Back to the Holiday madness……. this would be perfect for a Christmas or New Years Eve buffet…….it holds in the crock pot beautifully.
Throw it in the crock pot before that last minute shopping and when you get home with your goodies ………dinner is ready……….and no one will say What the “Forks” for Dinner?
Place the beef roast at the bottom of the crockpot. Place all other ingredients on top of the roast. Cover the crock pot and set on high for 4-6 hours, or on low from 8-10 hours.
Once the beef is tender and falling apart, use two fork to shred the meat in the juices.
Serve warm on toasted rolls, on a pizza in nachos or with rice or pasta, or on it’s own.
This recipe can be cooked in a crockpot or a pressure cooker. Times in the recipe are for a crockpot. If using a pressure cooker adjust times according to your pressure cooker instructions. Mine take 70 minutes.
Keywords: chuck roast, onion, garlic, pepperoni peppers, red wine, sandwich, instant pot
I LOVE BEEF…….there I said it loud and proud. Nothing tastes better that a beautiful piece of beef tenderloin, filet mignon…….I’m drooling just typing the words. Not to mention that Beef Bourguignon for Two is so French sounding. One thing you must know about me is I have a complete fascination with the Eiffel Tower. I have pictures of it, figurines of it, I even have a large tattoo of it. My dream come true would be to see the Eiffel Tower in person with my wonderful husband. So making this dish conjures up a sense of a romantic French Bistro where the view is the Eiffel Tower….candle light……wine…….if I still drank …..I am proud to say I am 4 years sober…….sounds of music in the background….sigh…………OK snap back to reality.