Italian Beef Hoagie – Yum!

Italian Beef Hoagie – Yum!

 

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Easy crockpot recipe for this tasty Italian Beef Hoagie.

The holidays are here!  That means most of us are busy, busy, busy!  This time of year planning and preparing daily family meals becomes yet another chore tacked on to our list of daily chores.  I try to make my life easier and my family fed by having ready to serve or easy to prepare ingredients on hand.  One of our family favorites is this Italian Beef Hoagie.

I make beef filling in the crockpot, so it cooks even if I’m out shopping.  I use a large roast so that there will be lots of left overs to save for another day.  It keeps for several days in the fridge, in fact the flavor gets better with age, just like beef stew!  Or I can freeze it and heat it up when I’m ready to throw a sandwich together.

I usually pick up a loaf or two of french rolls on my way home for these hoagies, or if I have time I bake my own bread using Bridgeford frozen bread dough.  Served with soup or salad this hoagie makes a delicious and hearty meal.

Ingredients:

3-4 pound chuck roast
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 can Rotel – Italian flavored if you can find it
1 can Beef Broth
1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup Peperoncini
1/2 cup Roasted Red Peppers
1/4 cup pimiento
Jalapenos to taste – I usually don’t add this to the crockpot because my baby grandchildren have this too.  I can spice things up, but I can’t unspice them, so we add the jalapenos when we assemble the sandwich.
Crusty rolls
Provolone Slices or other cheese slices

Directions:

Place all ingredients except bread and cheese into crockpot.

Cook for 4-6 hours or until beef is falling apart.

Using 2 forks shred the beef.

You can now cool it off and store or make sandwiches.

Sandwich assembly:

BeefIf beef is cold, remove any solidified fat and warm it up a bit.

Split roll in half, but don’t cut thru.

Place one slice of cheese on the bread.

Add desired amount of beef, spoon some sauce over it.

Place another slice of cheese on the beef.

Add more pepperoncini, roasted red peppers, and jalapenos if desired.

Place sandwich on parchment covered sheet and broil on high until cheese melts. and bread starts to toast around the edges.

Remove from oven and serve.

You can serve this with a small bowl of the sauce (heated up) for dipping.  Yummy!

 

Italian Beef Hoagie
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A hearty meal that's so easy to make. The beef is prepared in a crockpot so it soaks in the seasoning. This is one recipe you will want to make ahead of time or make extra for left overs, the longer it sits in it's juices the tastier it gets.
Servings Prep Time
6 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
4-6 Hours 4-6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
4-6 Hours 4-6 Hours
Italian Beef Hoagie
Print Recipe
A hearty meal that's so easy to make. The beef is prepared in a crockpot so it soaks in the seasoning. This is one recipe you will want to make ahead of time or make extra for left overs, the longer it sits in it's juices the tastier it gets.
Servings Prep Time
6 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
4-6 Hours 4-6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
4-6 Hours 4-6 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
Cooking Directions
  1. Place all ingredients except bread and cheese into crockpot.
  2. Cook for 4-6 hours or until beef is falling apart.
  3. Using 2 forks shred the beef.
  4. You can now cool it off and store or make sandwiches. If you are storing it be sure to store the beef in it's liquid. You can reheat the liquid to use for dipping.
Assembly
  1. If beef is cold, remove any solidified fat and warm it up a bit.
  2. Split roll in half, but don't cut thru.
  3. Place one slice of cheese on the bread.
  4. Add desired amount of beef, spoon some sauce over it.
  5. Place another slice of cheese on the beef.
  6. Add more pepperoncini, roasted red peppers, and jalapenos if desired.
  7. Place sandwich on parchment covered sheet and broil on high until cheese melts. and bread starts to toast around the edges.
  8. Remove from oven and serve.
Recipe Notes

You can serve this with a small bowl of the sauce (heated up) for dipping. Yummy!Beef

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Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells

If you’re looking for something easy to make for dinner this is the dish for you.  It’s yummy, filling, and most importantly so easy to make.  You can prepare it in advance, store in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it.  In thirty minutes you’ll have a delicious meal on your table.

I usually serve it with a basket of my fresh hot garlic knots.  The family loves it!

 

 

 

 

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef

1 can Rotel – hot or mild

1 jar Ragu – any flavor

1 cup mozzarella cheese

1 tbls. minced garlic

1 tbls. olive oil

1 cup ricotta cheese

16 large pasta shells

Directions:

1.  Prepare pasta shells according to directions

2.  Heat olive oil in a pan.

3.  Saute garlic in pan.

4.  Add ground beef.  Cook until done, meat should be crumbly.

5.  Add Rotel.  Mix well.

6.  Remove from heat and stir in ricotta cheese.

7.  Divide meat mixture evenly between the cooked pasta shells.  Stuff them into the shells gently with a spoon.

8.  Place stuffed shells onto a 9×12 baking pan or casserole.

9.  Pour Ragu sauce over all the shells.

10.  Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over the sauce.

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells

11.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and starts to brown.

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells
If making this dish in advance put everything except the mozzarella cheese into the casserole, cover and store in the fridge.  Sprinkle the cheese just before you bake it.  Refrigerated shells will take about 10-15 minutes longer to bake.
Store leftover shells in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.  Reheat in the microwave.
Bon Apetito!

 

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells
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Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta shells according to directions
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  3. Saute garlic in pan.
  4. Add ground beef. Cook until done, meat should be crumbly.
  5. Add Rotel. Mix well.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in ricotta cheese.
  7. Divide meat mixture evenly between the cooked pasta shells. Stuff them into the shells gently with a spoon.
  8. Place stuffed shells onto a 9x12 baking pan or casserole.
  9. Pour Ragu sauce over all the shells.
  10. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over the sauce.
  11. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and starts to brown.
  12. If making this dish in advance put everything except the mozzarella cheese into the casserole, cover and store in the fridge. Sprinkle the cheese just before you bake it. Refrigerated shells will take about 10-15 minutes longer to bake.
  13. Store leftover shells in a tightly sealed container in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave.
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