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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 8 h
Servings: 6

Italian Beef Dip

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Comfort Food


  • 1 package of Villaggio® Toscana Extra Soft Sausage Buns
  • 3 1/2 lbs (1.5kg) Chuck Roast
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) Soy Sauce
  • 2 cans (24 oz/710ml) Cola
  • 1 cup (250ml) Beef Consommé
  • 1 sweet Vidalia Onion
  • 1 tbsp (15g) Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp (15g) Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp (5g) Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp (5g) Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp (5g) Dried Rosemary
  • 2 tsp (10g) Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp (5ml) Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Combine 2 Tsp (10g) Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp (15ml) Water to create a slurry
  • 12 Slices Provolone


  1. Generously season the entire chuck roast with salt & pepper
  2. Heat the vegetable oil, in a large pan over medium-high heat, then brown the chuck roast on all sides, about 5 to 7 minutes per side
  3. Transfer to a hot slow cooker with the soy sauce, cola, beef consommé, onion, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, rosemary, crushed red pepper, and bay leaves
  4. Cook on high for 7-8 Hours, until the meat is falling apart
  5. Remove meat and pour the sauce into a saucepan and heat on high to reduce by half
  6. Remove bay leaves and stir in Worcestershire, then pour in water & cornstarch mixture and stir to thicken
  7. Season to taste and serve in individual bowls for dipping
  8. Shred the meat and layer into the buns and top each with 2 slices of provolone and run under the broiler to quickly melt the cheese