I decided to try a new recipe and it was EXCELLENT. I found it on a site linked on Pinterest. Freezer Friendz has some great recipes to use as freezer meals. This one is perfect to make for tonight's supper with leftovers for lunch tomorrow. You slow cook the meat all day (works great while you are at work.)
The original recipe called for optional green peppers, but I like sauteed onions better and I had them on hand. You could definitely use both.
Here they are just before putting them in the oven to melt the cheese. These were delicious and very filling. Serve with fruit or salad for a quick (after the meat is done), easy meal.
**Adapted from Freezer Friendz
Chicago Style Shredded Beef Sandwiches
Prep time: less than 30 minutes
3 cloves garlic, minced or 3 tsp
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 (4 lb.) beef roast
1 tbsp. instant beef bouillon granules
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)
1/4 c. water
green pepper slices (cooked)(optional)
sauteed onions (optional)
(6" each) crusty Italian or French hoagie buns, split
8 slices provolone cheese
**Tip-The secret to tender meat is to brown it first on all sides in a little oil in saucepan before putting it in the slow cooker.
Combine garlic, salt and pepper, bouillon granules, Italian seasoning, oregano, red pepper and water in slow cooker. Place braised roast in slow cooker and flip to coat both sides with sauce. Cook on low 8-10 hours until meat is easily shredded with fork. When meat is ready, cut buns open and spread with butter - toast in oven. Put meat on roll. Add cooked green peppers and/or onions if desired. Place cheese on top. Place in oven on 350 until cheese is melted. Serve and Enjoy!!
Freezer Meal Instructions:
Place half of the meat and juice in each of 2 Ziploc freezer bags. Place 4-6 buns in each of 2 gallon Ziploc freezer bags. Place 4-6 slices of cheese in each of 2 pint size Ziploc freezer bags. If desired, place a meat, bun and cheese bag in a 2 gallon Ziploc bag to keep the meal organized.
Thaw meat, buns and cheese. Heat meat just until warm in microwave. Spread melted butter on rolls. Toast them in oven. Put meat on roll. Add cooked green peppers if desired. Place cheese on top. Place in oven on 350 until cheese is melted.