Check out catering and marketing manager John Buonavolanto joins us in the studio to make the Chicago classic Buona Italian beef.

TO STORE
• Items ship frozen with dry ice, may dissipate during transit.
• Do not remove dry ice with bare hands.
• Upon arrival, place items in the refrigerator or in the freezer.
• Beef & gravy last up to 1 week in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.
• Peppers last up to 3 months in the refrigerator.
• Rolls last up to 3 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.
TO SERVE
Stovetop
• STEP 1: Thaw beef and gravy for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
• STEP 2: Pour thawed beef and gravy into a large saucepan and heat over medium for 5
minutes, or until internal temperature is 165°F (stir occasionally and do not allow beef
to come to a boil).
Microwave – From Thawed
• STEP 1: Pour thawed beef and gravy into a microwave-safe container and heat for 2-3
minutes.
• STEP 2: Remove from microwave and stir contents.
• STEP 3: Microwave again for 1-2 more minutes, or until internal temperature reaches
165°F (reduce heat time for smaller portions).
• STEP 4: Remove from microwave and stir well.
Microwave – From Frozen
• STEP 1: Place frozen contents into a microwaveable container and thaw on defrost cycle
for approx. 10 minutes (defrost time may differ depending on microwave).
• STEP 2: Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
• STEP 3: Remove from microwave and stir well.
Assembling Your Sandwich
• STEP 1: Place 4-6 forkfuls of beef on a French roll, 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

Website: Buona | Chicago’s Original Italian Beef

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