Saturday, April 9, 2011

Crock Pot Italian Beef

I appreciate all of the prayers and questions regarding my dad. He started radiation this past Thursday to both the brain and the lungs. He is getting around okay,eating well - a little feisty for my mom but I think that is to be expected. We will go see him the week before Easter. My girls need to see their POTTER! :)

Well, this week I remembered a recipe a friend Lisa told me she makes regularly. I tried it years ago but made it too spicy so I was more cautious this time. This Italian Beef was easy and really good. I love the pepperoncinis. We enjoyed it the first night on a toasted French roll with melted cheese. We enjoyed it a 2nd night as a Rice Bowl. Our middle daughter's favorite restaurant here in Omaha is Pepperjax. She is loves the Rice Bowl with rice, meat, green pepper, mild salsa and ranch. AND - I did just that! (pepperoncinis instead of green pepper though)

My friend Lisa that makes this often uses a much bigger roast, at least 2 pkgs of dressing, a jar and a half of pepperoncinis, etc. - just know you can work this to fit your family.

Crock pot Italian Beef

1 3-4 lb roast
1 2 envelopes dry Zesty Italian dressing
1 bottle beer
16 oz jar pepperoncinis

Spray crock pot with cooking spray and add roast. Add dressing and beer. Snip stems off pepperonicins - add to crock pot along with half of the juice. Cook on low 7-8 hours or until tender and can pull apart with a fork. Serve on a toasted bun, top with melted cheese and pop in the oven to melt cheese. Serve au jus! ( My hubby put his melted cheese on bottom - to each his own:)

Rice bowl - cook 1 cup rice rice according to directions. (We prefer Texamati rice) Mix rice with 1/4 cup or so of juice, diced pepperonicinis and shredded beef. Toss. Top with salsa and a drizzle of sour cream. ( can always add beans, black olives, etc.)

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Julie said...

I made this before but didn't include the beer, that sounds interesting! My kids found it a little spicy too, will have to tone it down next time. Love the idea of a rice bowl.

Julie said...

The crock pot is my favorite kitchen appliance. THis recipe looks delicious.

Hope things go well with your father!

Sinful Sundays said...

The rice bowl (because I'm addicted to rice) looks uber delicious and filling. I would love to eat that both with the italian beef!