Italian Beef

The closest to Beef Villa's Italian beef I have found.

(4.6, 25) 85% would make again
Yield: 8 Servings

Cuisine: American - Chicago   Main Ingredient: Beef

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I can't wait to make this again! Fantastic flavor and absolutely what I was hoping to taste! The only thing I wish I had done differently was thinner slices. I've heard that putting the beef in the freezer for two hours, then slicing it, makes it easier to get those razor thin slices. I might try that next time. Then again, it was so good, why mess with perfection?
foxspit , 7y ago

This is without question the best Italain Beef you will ever put to your lips. Once you make this one you will never have it any other way. It does take alittle time to make, for me probably about 4 hours from start to finish. The results would be worth it if it took two weeks. This is a must try.
adzo72 , 7y ago

As a native Chicagoan and expatriate of Elgin, I ate a lot of Beef Villa Italain beef sandwiches (My favorite was a combo with Italian Sausage and peppers). I found an internet company (DiFiore Seasoning) that makes up all the seasoning in a package. You just add salt and pepper to taste. Its really easy and the seasoning is good on almost anything. Although this recipe is really good, it takes a lot of time and work.
mangia64 , 7y ago

OH MY GOD!!! Not only is this close to Beef Villa, it is Beef Villa. We would like to thank the person who submitted this recipe!!! We moved to Hawaii and have been craving Beef Villa Italian Beefs for over 2 years now. I searched the net and found this one. Although we can't get the bread here or find the peppers (thank god the mother-in-law is coming from Elgin on Thursday and bringing them) the key ingredient tasted just like the real thing! We are forever in your debt! Much Aloha and Mahalos from Hawaii! P.S...for the start to finish, we let it simmer slowly on the stove all afternoon.
wwslow , 9y ago

I grew up in the Chicago area and Italian Beef was a common listing on many restaurant menus as well as the signature dish at a number of sandwich shops. This recipe reminds me of my favorite Italian Beef joint: Beef Villa.After you have had your fill of Italian Beef sandwiches and only the broth is left, use the broth to make a delicious Italian Beef soup by adding whatever vegetables you have handy, including diced potatoes.
leeanddonna , 10y ago

Please note that this actually makes more than 4 servings -- more like 8 or more.
cedarwaxwing , 10y ago

I grew up in the Chicago area and Italian Beef was a common listing on many restaurant menus as well as the signature dish at a number of sandwich shops. This recipe reminds me of my favorite Italian Beef joint: Beef Villa. After you have had your fill of Italian Beef sandwiches and only the broth is left, use the broth to make a delicious Italian Beef soup by adding whatever vegetables you have handy, including diced potatoes. [I posted this recipe.]
cedarwaxwing , 10y ago

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