Italian Beef Sandwiches


A wonderful Italian beef recipe cooked in the oven. Lorriane Pierce was a master cook. Whenever these were on the menu, lines would form. Serve on crusty Italian bread.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 2 hrs 30 mins


  • 4 pounds boneless rump roast

  • 6 cloves garlic, slivered

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  2. Make slits in roast with a sharp knife, and insert garlic slivers. Place roast in a pan not much larger than the roast. Pour water into the pan, and season roast with salt, black pepper, red pepper, and oregano.

  3. Cover, and bake in the preheated oven for 2 hours, basting occasionally. Remove from oven, and let cool in roasting pan. Meat should be very rare. Wrap tightly and refrigerate overnight.

  4. The next day, remove roast from the pan, and slice as thinly as possible. Add a little water to the roasting pan, and heat on the stovetop, but do not boil. Stir to blend seasonings.

  5. When au jus is hot, add sliced beef just long enough to heat through.

  6. Serve on crusty Italian bread with au jus available for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

494 Calories
33g Fat
2g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 494
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 985mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 811mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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