Silvias’s Famous Italian Beef

So if your wondering who Silvia is she is my mom. She is the most kind and wonderful person, always willing to help others, but her cooking just isn’t the best (ask any of my siblings about fingernail spaghetti). So, since she has four kids and lots of nieces and nephews she has a few (like maybe 3) recipes that she has mastered. And this Italian Beef is one of them. No holiday party or gathering is complete without this dish, yet it is easy enough to throw in the crockpot head to work and come home to a delicious meal.

Ingredients (serves 8-10)

  • Chuck Roast (3-4 pounds, but this recipe easily doubles or triples)
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 Italian Seasoning packets
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 jar Giardiniera (pickled pepper mixture native to Chicago but can be found online)
  • 1 jar sliced pepperoncini with juice
  • French Bread and/or mozzarella for serving


  • Season beef with 1 packet of Italian seasoning on all sides
  • Melt butter in pan on stove
  • Sear beef for 3-4 minutes on all sides on high heat
  • After beef is seared add to crockpot
  • Add in the remaining season packet, broth, Giardiniera (feel free to save a little for topping later), pepperoncini
  • Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low 6-8
  • Serve on French bread (feel free to use whatever bread you want, Hawaiian rolls are delicious)
  • top with cheese and extra Giardiniera


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