Jaysie’s Italian Beef & Sweet Potato Fries

PREP TIME: 15 mins
COOK TIME: 10 hrs
TOTAL TIME: 10 hrs 15 mins
COURSE: Main Course
CUISINE: American, Italian
SERVINGS:  people


  • 1 Cast Iron Skillet
  • 1 CrockPot
  • 2 Baking Sheets


Sweet Potato Fries

  • 2 lbs Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

Optional Toppings & Accompainments

  • Provolone Cheese slices
  • Giardiniera
  • Sauerkraut
  • Hoagie Buns


  • Season the chuck roast with kosher salt and be generous.
    chuck roast and salt
  • Heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat and sear the roast on all sides so a crust develops (approx. 4 min. on each side). Transfer to a Crockpot.
    searing chuck roast
  • Add half of the bone broth back to the skillet and scrape the bottom with a wooden spatula so all of the brown bits come off. Pour over the beef.
    broth in skillet
  • Make the Italian Seasoning: mix together the Nebraska Star Beef® Signature® SPG seasoning, basil, oregano, thyme, onion powder, sea salt, and pepper.
  • Add the seasoning blend to the beef and top with the pepperoncinis and 1/4 cup pepperoncini juice from the jar. Lastly, add the rest of the bone broth.
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Shred the beef and add back to the cooker for 15 minutes. Enjoy as is or load it onto a bun with your desired toppings!
    italian beef


Sweet Potato Fries

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400° F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes into 1/4" to 3/8" thick fries.
  • Place potatoes into a large mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil. Next, mix the seasonings and give everything another toss.
  • Spread out between 2 baking sheets. You want to have a good amount of space between them to ensure even distribution of heat.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then flip and bake until slightly browned (approx. 10-15 min.). For crispier fries, continue baking in 3 min. increments until desired doneness. Eat up!
    pile of fries

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