Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches
2 lb Beef roast, leftover, pre-roasted
Roasting pan drippings
2 tb Fresh oregano, finely chopped OR 2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1 tb Fresh sweet basil, finely chopped OR 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 ts Whole black peppercorns
1/2 ts Red pepper, ground (1/2 To 1)
1 tb Fresh parsley, minced
Salt, to taste
3 cl Garlic, minced
1 Fresh green pepper seeded and sliced into 1/4 inch strips
Thinly slice cooked, roast beef and place in a Dutch oven (or put it back into the same pan in which the beef was roasted). Add enough water to cover. Add remaining ingredients and bring to simmer. After the beef has cooked for awhile, taste and adjust seasonings. Cook about 1 hour. Serve beef only on Italian bread with grilled green peppers and / or giardinera relish. As you serve dip the sandwich in your gravy.
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