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Italian Beef in a slow cooker

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I have an older copy of Saveur, the Chicago one, and there is a recipe in there for Italian Beef. I was thinking it looked like a natural for the crockpot, less all but about a 1/4 c. of water. Has anyone tried the recipe, or have a good slow cooker version? I have only had the beef at Mr. Beef but if I could get something close to that, I would be very happy.

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    1. We LOVE this recipe -

      Slow Cooker Italian Beef

      Ingredients
      5 - 6 lbs rump roast (do not substitute)
      2 cans beef broth
      1 package good seasons italian seasoning
      1/2-1 jar pepperoncini pepper (depending on level of spiciness)
      1/2-1 jar giardiniera
      1 loaf long thin French bread


      Directions
      1. Cook first 5 ingredients in a Crockpot on LOW for 18 (eighteen) hrs.
      2. Turn over at the 6th and 12th hour interval.
      3. Cut bread into 6 inch lengths and slice on the side lengthwise.
      4. Pull roast apart with a fork, and using tongs, pile bread with meat and juice.
      (Do not let juice drain before putting on bread. The juice is half the taste of the sandwich.)

      May be frozen when cooked

      2 Replies
      1. re: jeanmarieok

        that recipe looks great.
        I saved it and am going to try it soon

        1. re: jeanmarieok

          That looks great, I'll try it this weekend. Wow, 18 hours, I'll start it Saturday morning. Is there enough fat to remove when chilled or does the flavor improve if refrigerated overnight and reheated?