Buona Italian Beef
Instructions

Italian Beef Sandwich Kit

STORAGE:

  • Buona Beef is made fresh, frozen and shipped with dry ice which may thaw partially or fully during transit
  • Upon arrival, place the package in the refrigerator or freezer
  • To serve, follow the heating instructions below. For best results, thaw beef & gravy for 2-3 days in the refrigerator
  • Beef & Gravy can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for 3 months
  • Hot Giardiniera can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 months
  • French rolls can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for 3 months

HEATING:

Stove Top Method:
  • STEP 1 Pour thawed beef & gravy into a large saucepan and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165F, stirring occasionally
  • STEP 2 Do not allow beef to come to a boil!
  • STEP 3 Stir well and serve
Microwave Oven – Thawed:
  • STEP 1 Pour thawed beef & gravy into a microwaveable container and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Stir. Then microwave for 1-2 minutes more or until internal temperature reaches 165F
  • STEP 2 Reduce heat time for smaller portions
  • STEP 3 Stir well and serve
Microwave Oven – Frozen:
  • STEP 1 Place frozen contents into a microwaveable container and thaw on defrost cycle for 10 minutes or according to manufacturer’s directions
  • STEP 2 Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165F
  • STEP 3 Stir well and serve

SERVING:

  • STEP 1 Place 4-6 forkfuls of beef on a French roll, from end to end, allowing gravy to soak into bread (For a juicier sandwich, dip both ends of bread or the entire sandwich into the gravy)
  • STEP 2 Top with hot giardiniera if desired and enjoy!