18 Reviews

Out of this world delicious!! The flavor or the broth, burgundy wine and Italian dressing was scrumptious. I couldn't stop tasting it. The meat was very tender and easy to shred. I used toasted onion rolls to make the sandwiches with. Delicious! I just added a salad and a glass of merlot for the adults. Thanks for a great meal.

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ratherbeswimmin' February 24, 2003

This was absolutely terrific. I served it on plain old hamburger buns, cause that's what I had around. Absolutely no leftovers here - in fact my husband called me at work the other night, fussing because he thought there would be some left in the fridge and he was craving it.

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Bogey'sMom March 07, 2003

Delicious! I simmered the meat for almost 5 hours, and actually all I had to do was break up the meat a little with my hand potato masher! I did have one problem though, and it's probably my fault - I lightly salted and peppered the meat before browning it, so it was a bit on the salty side. I won't do that again next time! I served it on crusty Kaiser rolls,and sauteed some thick onion and green pepper slices to top, and bought slices of mozzarella. Also bought some peppericini,and made a side of buttered pasta with Parmesan. A very hearty meal.(even the Kiddo ate her whole sandwich - a rare thing indeed!) Thanks!

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HEP MEP March 04, 2003

I CANNOT BELIEVE that I forgot to rate this! This is absolutely fabulous. DH is from Chicago, and I'm from Detroit, and we're used to GOOD Italian Beefs! This is a fabulous recipe, thanks for sharing!

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Lightly Toasted November 11, 2003

What a surprising little recipe! I used 1/3 of the ingredients, since it is just the two of us. I also salted and peppered the meat at the start. I would NOT recommend the additional salt, as the Italian seasoning is salty enough. I simmered for 3 1/2 hours, covered for one of those hours to speed up the tenderizing process. Delicious. Be careful to watch the pot every 20 minutes or so, b/c the liquid does dry up and you risk burning the meat. When all is said and done, I ended up using 1 cup Carlo Rossi Paisano red wine, 3 1/2 cups of water, and an entire medium onion, which I heated with the meat and before adding the liquid. I served on toasted white bread. Next time, I will serve on rolls with fried peppers and sliced mushrooms. I thought it tasted fabulous as is; my husband thought it needed a kick and added Famous Dave's Devil's Spit BBQ sauce. Thanks for posting this keeper!

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Scribbler515 January 30, 2008

Dee-licious! Made this in the crockpot. Used about 3/4 C of regular bottled Wishbone dressing instead of dry packet. Drained a bit and served on onion rolls, with red onion and smoked Gouda. Thanks, Michelle!

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Drea D December 04, 2003

Oh, this was so delicious! I used a chuck tender roast and cut it up into about 5 small pieces and simmered on very low heat for about four hours. The meat pretty much just fell apart and had a great flavor. I didn't have to add any extra water, there was lots of juice left, probably because I simmed it so slowly. I served this in a "french dip" style, on crusty rolls with melted Provolone and dunked in the juices. Five stars all around...outstanding recipe!

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Denise! November 15, 2003

Had company for the weekend, and served this for lunch on Sat. It was a big hit! Sauteed some peppers, onions and mushrooms for (optional) toppings, served tossed green salad and wine with it. No leftovers. Nice change from pulled pork. Thanks for posting it. :)

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Dee514 November 10, 2003

Very easy and very good!

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AmyinVA February 11, 2011

This is very delicious and simple to make. I didn't change a thing and we all enjoyed it a lot! Thanks for sharing.

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Lainey6605 February 14, 2008
Italian Shredded Beef