4.11.2010

Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches
Tailgate - [teyl-geyt] adjective - relating to or pertaining to a picnic set up on a tailgate.

Who would think that eating and drinking in a parking lot surrounded by rows and rows of cars, buses, and RVs could be so much fun?! Food tastes better and a cold beer is that much more thirst quenching when served out of the back of your car while enjoyed with good friends at a sporting event on the outskirts of a huge sports arena.

Spending an afternoon and evening at a college lacrosse tournament, the highlight for me was the tailgate. My contribution to the parking lot picnic was Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches. Thin sliced deli roast beef is combined with roasted red peppers, peppperoncinis, dried thyme and oregano and beef stock. If you are in a hurry, just a couple hours on High are all that is needed to make these satisfying sandwiches which taste like you spent all day preparing them. To make your sandwich more parking lot-worthy, add a generous squirt of Kraft Sharp Cheddar Easy Cheese

Eating out of the back of your car never tasted so good.

No cheese, please.

Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

serves 12

3 pounds of thin sliced deli roast beef
4 cups of beef stock
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 jar (12 ounce) sliced pepperoncinis
1 jar (12 ounce) sliced roasted red peppers
12 long rolls, split
1 can Kraft Sharp Cheddar Easy Cheese

Place all the ingredients in crock pot and stir to evenly distribute. Set crock pot to High and cook for 2 - 3 hours or set to Low for 5 - 6 hours.

To serve, put a generous amount of the beef and peppers into a roll and drizzle with the broth. Squirt cheese on top if desired.

13 comments:

dawn said...

a classic. that looks so good!

Tami said...

This sure looks good!

Tami said...

Sorry for the double post but I wasn't signed into my Blogger account.

Your sandwiches sure look good! :)

Susi said...

These look mighty tasty! I will have to give those a try for an easy weeknight meal!

Joanne said...

I feel vaguely deprived since I've never gotten to go tailgating and at this point probably never will. I might just have to borrow my dad's car, go park it in a parking lot with some friends and make this. Because it looks delicious.

kat said...

That sounds really tasty but I can't help but laugh about the Easy Cheese...its always my favorite road trip food.

Heidi said...

I was at the tailgate!! They were great...My kids loved the sandwiches so much, I will be making them for dinner one night this week and every week after that.

Robin Sue said...

I'll have a wit witout. That's Philly Cheese Steak talk. Putting that kind of cheese on there reminds me of Pat's in Philly. YUMMYYY. I miss it so much. So easy that this is done in the old crocker, great recipe!

biz319 said...

Yum!! I made your herbed steak kabobs last week, and they were delicious!

teresa said...

now that's my kind of sandwich!

Anonymous said...

These look delish! Should I drain the peppers first before adding them or should I add the liquid as well?

EAT! said...

anonymous - I drained mine, but it is not necessary. Enjoy!!

Sophia said...

Thank goodness for crock pots. They make cooking so easy! I love your dish. It looks delicious! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Me and My Crockpot Recipe Contest!