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How It’s Prepared

How It’s Prepared

How to Make Chicago's Original Italian Beef

Season. Sear. Slow roast. Hand trim. Layer. Repeat. While our menu has expanded greatly, our original beef recipe has not been compromised. Always great, all-natural and no additives.

The Prep

The Prep

Lean all-natural choice sirloin is seasoned with Italian spices

The Searing

The Searing

The meat is flash-baked at high heat to lock in flavor and juiciness

The Slow Roasting

The Slow Roasting

This takes several hours and naturally produces the sandwich's famous gravy

There are no shortcuts to authenticity. When it's cooked right, the roast gets smaller - about 45% smaller. Some folks reduce cooking times, pump water back into the roast to make it bigger, and add unnatural ingredients.

The Hand-Trimming

The Hand-Trimming

The cooled roast is thinly sliced by hand