Italian Style Beef

Italian Style Beef
Recipe type: sandwich
  • 15 pounds lean chopped meat
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 pounds onions, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon oregano
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of pepper
  • 2 #10 can ground tomatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Spread the chopped meat out in a single layer on three sheet pans.
  3. Roast covered for approximately 15 minutes, or until the meat is no longer pink.
  4. Drain the meat or fat through a strainer or a colander.
  5. Heat the oil in a large (24-inch) rondo (or other large low pan).
  6. Add the onions and cook over medium heat, stirring from time to time, for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until light golden brown and tender
  7. Add the garlic, meat, oregano, bay leaves salt, pepper, and tomatoes.
  8. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring from time to time, for about 1 hour.
  9. Taste and correct seasonings-if necessary.
  10. Topping suggestion: Mozzarella, meat sauce, dot with ricotta, and sprinkle with Romano cheese.