June 17, 2019

We Simply Can’t Get Enough Italian Beef!

How do you like your Vienna® Beef Italian Beef?  Each stand has their own favorite way to serve these delicious sandwiches. Some like it dipped with hot peppers, while others like it dry with sweet peppers.  Some stands add cheese while others would never.  Whatever combination you like, we have been cooking up some new ideas to make at home!  So, get your Vienna Beef Italian Beef (buy here) and let’s get cooking!

 

ITALIAN BEEF STUFFED PEPPERS

  • 4 Red or Green Bell Peppers
  • 1 Pound of Vienna Beef Italian Beef (insert link), follow package instructions for warming and cut into smaller pieces.
  • 1 Cup prepared white or brown rice, cooked
  • 1 Cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1- 14 ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasonings
  • 1 Teaspoon unsalted butter
  • ½ Teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

 

You will need:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Sauté Pan
  • 8 in. x 8 in. Baking Dish
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Knife

Servings: About 4 Servings

Here’s what you’ll do:

Step 1. Preheat Oven to 425° Degrees

Step 2. Prep Bell Peppers

Using a sharp knife, carefully slice the top of each pepper off and set aside***. Remove seeds and membranes to create a “bowl” for your Italian Beef mixture.

*** Don’t throw away the tops!  They are needed for cooking and presentation.

Step 3. Sauté

In a sauté pan set to medium heat, melt butter and add the chopped onions.  Cook until just translucent, about 3-5 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Step 4. Mix Filling

In a large mixing bowl, combine prepared Vienna® Beef Italian Beef, cooked rice, sautéed onion, tomatoes, Italian seasonings, and red peppers flakes (optional).

Step 5.  Stuff and Bake!

Evenly distribute the filling into each pepper.  Cover each with its own top and place in baking dish.  Add ½ cup water to a baking dish so the peppers can steam.  Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, or until the peppers are soft and filling is hot.

Step 6. Serve

Enjoy!

ITALIAN BEEF NACHOS

  • 1- 12-ounce bag of restaurant style corn tortilla chips
  • 1 Pound Vienna Beef Italian Beef (buy here), follow package instructions for warming and cut into smaller pieces.
  • 8 Ounces of Hot or Mild Vienna Beef Giardiniera (buy here)
  • 3 Cups Italian blend cheese, shredded
  • 2 Plum tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 Small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

 

You will need:

  • Sauté Pan
  • 13 in. x 9 in. Baking Pan

Servings: About 6 people

Here’s what you’ll do:

Step 1. Preheat Oven to 350° Degrees 

Step 2. Sauté

Add oil to sauté pan and sauté onion over medium heat.  Once the onions become translucent (about 8 minutes), add the prepared chopped Italian Beef and remove from heat

Step 3. Prep Nachos

Spread tortilla chips in an even layer on your pan.  Take the prepared Vienna Beef Italian Beef, sautéed onions, and layer on top as evenly as you can.

Add the shredded cheese, using more if desired.  Bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbling.  Remove from oven.

Step 4. Top Nachos

Sprinkle diced tomatoes over the nachos and spoon your choice of Hot or Mild Vienna Beef Giardiniera.    

Step 5. Serve

Serve immediately with plenty of napkins.

 

EASY ITALIAN BEEF SLIDERS

  • 1 Pound of Vienna Beef Italian Beef (buy here), follow package instructions for heating
  • 1 – 12 pack Slider Buns
  • 6 Slices of Provolone
  • 8 Ounces of Hot or Mild Vienna Beef Giardiniera (buy here)
  • 1 Cup Bell peppers, sautéed
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Clove, fresh garlic, minced

 

You will need:

  • Baking Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Pastry Brush 

Servings: Makes 12 Sliders

Here’s what you’ll do:

Step 1. Preheat Oven to 350° Degrees

Step 2. Prepare the Sliders

Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the bottom part of the bun evenly on the foil. Melt the butter and combine with the minced garlic, set aside until ready for use.

Step 3. Build your Sliders

Evenly distribute the Vienna Beef® Italian Beef among each of the bottom buns. Top each with Hot or Mild giardiniera, sautéed peppers, provolone cheese and place the top of the slider bun to finish it off.  Once assembled, brush melted garlic butter mixture on top of the finished sandwiches.

Step 4. Bake Sliders

Place pan in the oven for 8-10 minutes until rolls are golden brown and cheese is gooey.

Step 5. Serve

Use a knife to separate the sliders and serve immediately.