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Tastes just like the sandwich I had in Chicago. Takes awhile, but easy to make and well worth the wait.

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dustygrl January 09, 2010

My family was salivating for 18 hrs of cooking time, it was well worth the wait. The recipe is perfection as written w/ out changes.

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dorisfarrar November 23, 2009

Delicioso!! I was a little nervous about all the giardiniera and pepperoncini, so I only used the 1/2 jar of giardiniera, and I was surprised how mild the flavor was. Also used miscellaneous herbs instead of the salad dressing mix (fresh cilantro, basil and oregano, minced garlic, a whole Vidalia onion, and salt and pepper. I loved the carmelized onion slices with my sandwiches). Hubby loved it, kid ate it. We ate several meals and froze the rest. I've also frozen the meat juices for a future soup base. Tx for the recipe.

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lilachandler73 November 16, 2009

We enjoyed this sandwich while we were camping this weekend. I left it in the crockpot all day and it smelled so good. We added a slice of Muenster cheese on top of the meat in the bread (we used Italian sub rolls) and we halved the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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Vickiva October 25, 2009

phenomenal! i wish i could eat it on a whole wheat sour dough roll but i have to make due with serving it on a broiled portabella due to gluten issues. this is a new staple food in my house.

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Abi Fae October 09, 2009

We thought this was really good. Even better the next day. Thanks for posting!

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Lucky in Bayview October 04, 2009

I've never had the real thing, but this recipe was great! I didn't have pepperoncini, so I just used a whole jar of banana peppers (with juice). I also added seasoned salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Thanks for a great recipe!

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Lucky Clover September 21, 2009

Just tried it. I probably put in a little too much pepperoncini and giardiniera and used the wrong type of bread. It tasted pretty good, but I just came back from a trip from chicago (I grew up there) and this recipe is nothing like the real thing. This tastes more like spicy pepper pot roast to me. I cooked a 4.5 roast 14 hours but the meat tasted dry even with they juices. When I taste the real thing, the meat is actually juicy. Maybe I should have cooled the roast so I could slice it.

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mail July 25, 2009

This makes an excellent sandwich. We devoured them!

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Its Me Busy Bee April 28, 2009
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