Copycat Portillo's Italian Beef

Copycat Portillo's Italian Beef


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Chicagoland area natives know there's nothing better than an Italian Beef from Portillo's. If there's not a Portillo's by you that's quite unfortunate, but you can always try making it at home.

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Serving Size / Yield

12 servings


  • 5 lb. rump roast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion salt
  • 3 C. water
  • 1 pkg. Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 cube beef bullion
  • one sprig fresh oregano
  • 1 sprig fresh basil
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic

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  1. In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine the water, salt, black pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, garlic and salad dressing mix.

  2. Stir well and bring to a boil.

  3. Place roast in a slow cooker and pour mixture over the roast.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours.

  5. Shred meat with a fork.

  6. Serve on rolls.

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