Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich Right Out Of The TV Show The Bear | Big Green Egg Chicago Beef

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich Right Out Of The TV Show The Bear | Big Green Egg Chicago Beef

Have you ever had an Italian Beef sandwich in Chicago? If not, you are really missing out on a local favorite that is sure to please the taste buds like they’ve never been pleased before. These Chicago Beef sandwiches were recently featured on HULU on the show “The Bear”. Now, they didn’t smoke the meat on the show but hey, we are FOGO Charcoal Company, we do everything on the grill! Even Chicago Larry loved the sandwich. We always love when he makes a cameo!

I don’t know why but they just don’t seem to be able to duplicate the famous Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich anywhere except for in Chicago. Maybe it’s like NY Pizza, there’s something in the water. Whatever the reason is, it’s worth making our version. Chicago street food at its finest. This beef sandwich came out fantastic. The smoke really added another layer of flavor that everyone that tasted it really enjoyed, heck, the camera man ate 2 sandwiches! That Giardiniara salad topped these sammiches off perfectly!

If you are not familiar with HULU’s The Bear, it is a show about a chef who inherits a small Chicago Beef stand and tries to run the kitchen like a fine dining establishment. The show is almost as good as the sandwich. Actually, the show is great, and you should definitely check it out. There have been numerous attempts to reproduce these sandwiches, some being better than others. I really think that we nailed it. @mattymatheson is an actor on the show but is also the shows culinary director and plays a great part in it as well. We loosely based our recipe off of a few recipes that we had and off of Matty’s version. All in all, I think that this may have been the best Chicago Italian Beef sandwich that I have ever had. Of course, I may be a bit one sided as I made the sandwich! Try out this recipe for a smoked Chicago Beef sandwich for yourself and let us know what you think! Happy Grilling!

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00:00 Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches
00:05 HULU’s The Bear
00:55 The Chicago Beef Process
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01:46 Rough chopping vegetables
02:34 Chicago Beef seasoning
02:37 Tina Cannon’s Seasoning
02:45 Meater thermometer
02:50 smoking meat
03:02 beef braising
04:10 Chicago beef au jus
05:00 thin sliced Chicago beef
06:05 how to make a Chicago beef sandwich
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