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Italian Beef Sandwich, Chicago Style
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  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) beef stock
  • 1 cup (225 ml) water
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) minced garlic
  • 1 lb (.5 kg) rare roast beef, sliced thin
  • 2 lg. green peppers, sliced lengthwise
  • 4 loaves/rolls Italian bread (4 to 5 inches long)
  • Combine beef stock, water, tomato paste, pepper, salt, bay leaf and garlic in a skillet.
  • Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Add roast beef slices and green pepper slices.
  • Cook uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • While beef is cooking heat bread in a 350 degree (175 C.) oven for a few minutes.
  • Cut loaves of bread into half lengthwise.
  • Dip each piece of bread, cut side down, into pan liquid (omit this step if you like a dry beef sandwich).
  • Assemble sandwiches dividing beef and peppers evenly between the 4 loaves of bread.

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