Italian Beef Sandwich Kit - 16 Pack

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Italian Beef Sandwiches are as synonymous with Chicago as any food can be and for as long as they’ve been a part of the Windy City, the Buona family’s been a part of making them. Buona, The Official Italian Beef of Chicago Sports, starts with lean all-natural choice sirloin which is seasoned with Italian spices, seared at high heat then slow roasted for hours to produce their famous gravy. It is then hand-sliced thinly, layered on Italian bread and topped with Chicago’s finest extras: peppers, giardiniera, cheese, red sauce or extra gravy—however you like it!

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This sandwich kit makes 16 Italian Beef Sandwiches and includes:

  • Two 4 lb. container of Italian Beef & Gravy
  • 16 French Rolls (each 5 inch)
  • 1 Jar of Giardiniera Peppers (16 oz.)
  • Storage and heating instructions

Instructions / 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 & Serving Instructions

Stove Top Method:

  • Pour thawed beef & gravy into a large saucepan and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165F, stirring occasionally
  • Do not allow beef to come to a boil!
  • Stir well and serve

Microwave Oven – Thawed:

  • 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
  • Reduce heat time for smaller portions
  • Stir well and serve

Microwave Oven – Frozen:

  • Place frozen contents into a microwaveable container and thaw on defrost cycle for 10 minutes or according to manufacturer’s directions
  • Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165F
  • Stir well and serve

Assembling Your Sandwich:

  • 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)
  • Top with hot giardiniera if desired and enjoy!
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Items are prepared fresh and shipped directly from the shop
  • Buona Beef ships Monday through Thursday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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10 out of 10!!!! Had a party and served this on French rolls with Provolone. Everyone loved it!
Amanda C. - Peyton, CO
It was more than perfect, I followed the step by step instructions and it was great. I have been wanting to have one of those sandwiches since I first saw them on a travel TV show years ago. I think Goldbelly has done a superb job bringing all this together. I was a little surprised at the coleslaw as I am used to the mayonnaise based kind, this reminded me a bit of sauerkraut. But it is all good! 
Bonnie D. - Red Bluff, CA
The meat was beautifully seasoned and the giardiniera was insane! I wish the meat came in two small containers instead of one large one - that way I can freeze one and use the other right away.
Denise K. - Sanford, NC
The extraordinary taste of the put-together Italian beef sandwich. Every component was out-of-this-world delicious!
Malia E. - Kailua, HI
The Buona Beef was the same as being in a Buona Beef restaurant and eating it there. I wish we had a choice between Hot and Mild Giardiniera though. The Hot is way too hot for my taste.
Karen S. - Mount Pleasant, TX
We love the beef and gravy. My husband is from Chicago so it was a birthday treat for his birthday. We live in Santa Fe now.
Alison B. - Santa Fe, NM
We moved from the Chicagoland area 21 years ago. No one in our area of Arkansas even knows what Italian beef or a combo is. So we order a couple times a year when the wave hits us. Buona Beef is wonderful. We will order again soon! 
Cecilia B. - Russellville, AR
Italian Beef - A taste of home! Great giardiniera too!
Paul S. - Taylorsville, UT
It is the tastiest Italian beef sandwich in the country. The perfectly seasoned beef with the scrumptious gravy and the spicy giardiniera and mini baguettes were out-of-this-world delicious! Don't go through life without having at least one of these magnificent sandwiches!
Susan J. - San Diego, CA
This BIB was AMAZING! Follow the instructions. Maybe extra French Rolls will be needed. A true taste of Chi-Town!
Frank B. - Pelham, NY
Arrived in time. Ice was gone but the food was still frozen. The meal was great. We will be doing this again.
Steve M. - Saint Charles, MO
Great quality. Fast shipping. Well packed!
Kim T. - Middlebury, CT
We received on time delivery of this Xmas gift. Relatives enjoyed the beef sandwiches.
Richard R. - Morristown, NJ
First time ordering from Buona Beef and I am very impressed Happy to see I will be able to not miss my favorite food from my old stopping ground. Thanks for the Great Service.
Ellen L. - Queen Creek, AZ
Very tender sliced beef; perfect seasoning & the garnish of olives & peppers just amazing !
Colleen M. - Council Bluffs, IA
Love the Buona's beef sandwiches and Goldbelly makes it easy to get! thank you :)
Barb T. - Sacramento, CA
Great food, fresh and tasted amazing.
Kylie M. - Charlotte, NC