Relish Style Giardiniera

READY IN: 24hrs 15mins
Recipe by PanNan

This recipe is great on roast beef sandwiches - hot or cold. It's origin is Al's #1 Italian Beef in Chicago. The recipe was printed in the Blue Plate Specials cookbook. It's like a regular giardiniera, but everything is chopped finely like relish so that it works well on a sandwich. Hint - the food processor is great for mincing the vegetables. Note - the cooking time is really the chill time. This is also excellent with cream cheese on a cracker.

Top Review by steve in FL

This worked great on my chicago beef sandwiches. Perfection. I've never had Al's, but we had a place in Largo (Bono's) that sold chicago beef and this is as close to their giardiniera that I've ever come across. Only diff I believe is that theirs is hotter, which I can easily adjust with more flakes. Thank you for posting this, my search is over!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. After mincing the vegetables, combine all ingredients.
  2. Mix well and cover.
  3. Store in the refrigerator at least 24- 48 hours before serving.
  4. Stir a few times during this period.
  5. Store in the refrigerator up to a week.

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