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An Italian beef sandwich, originating in Chicago, is composed of thin slices of seasoned roast beef, simmered and served au jus on a long French Roll. The sandwich’s history dates back at least to the 1930s. The bread itself is, at the diner’s preference, often dipped (or double-dipped) into the juice the meat is cooked in, and the sandwich is typically topped off with Chicago-style giardiniera (called “hot”) or sauteed, green Italian sweet peppers (called “sweet”).
Italian beef sandwiches are commonly found at many area hot dog stands, pizzerias and Italian-American restaurants in Chicagoland.