Just what is Italian Beef?If you're not a native Chicagoan this may be something of a mystery. Let me 'splain to you.a
Italian Beef was invented in Chicago around 1936 during the heart of the Great Depression as a way to improve the tenderness and taste of cheaper cuts of beef. The exact inventor and resataurant are, of course, a matter of controversy. In any event, Italian Beef is a true Chicago creation. Lean cuts of beef, marinated in its own juice and seasoned with garlic, oregano and other proprietary Italian spices Italian Beef today is a tasty treat.
Generally enjoyed with steamed bell peppers or a spicy giardiniere, Italian beef is tasty and low in calories. Get you some.