Slow Cooker Italian Beef with Homemade Giardiniera Recipe Recipe

Slow Cooker Italian Beef with Homemade Giardiniera Recipe Recipe



For the Giardiniera:

  • 2 cups of white vinegar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • ¼ cup of Kosher salt
  • 4 peeled and medium diced carrots
  • 4 medium diced stalks of celery
  • ½ head of cauliflower cut into small florettes
  • 2 thinly sliced serrano peppers, piths removed
  • ½ cup of thinly sliced green olives
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of dry oregano
  • 1 ½ cups of olive oil

For the Italian Beef:

  • 64 ounces of beef stock
  • 2 .7 ounce Italian dressing packets
  • 1 cup of giardiniera
  • ½ cup of mild sport peppers
  • ½ cup of banana peppers
  • 3 pounds of thinly sliced prime rib
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Buns
  1. Giardiniera: Add the vinegar, water, sugar and salt to a medium size pot and bring it to a boil.
  2. Once it is boiling add in the carrots, celery, cauliflower, and peppers and chill in the refrigerator for 6 hours. 
  3. Once it is done chilling drain the vegetables and rinse with water.  Transfer them to a jar and add in the olives, oregano and olive oil.  Keep cool before serving.
  4. Beef: Add the beef, Italian dressing packets, giardiniera, sport peppers, banana peppers and salt to a slow cooker on high heat. 
  5. Once the liquid is hot add in the prime rib and turn the heat to low and cook for at least 1 hour before serving on buns. 
  6. Optional toppings: sautéed bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and provolone cheese.