Italian Mama
  • Italian Mama


    Classic Italian seasoning for use in all your favorite Italian dishes!


    Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette

    1 tablespoon SMSF Italian Mama
    2 teaspoons SMSF VegTastic Voyage

    2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


    Combine seasonings, balsamic vinegar and olive oil in cruet or container with tight fitting lid. Shake until well combined. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to a week. Allow dressing to come to room temperature before serving as EVOO will solidify in fridge.



    Instant Pot Shredded Italian Beef:

    This can also be made in a crock pot - follow the same directions, but set slow cooker on low for 9 hours.

    2.5-3 pound chuck roast

    2 tablespoons olive oil

    3 cups water

    1 tablespoon "Better than Bouillon" Beef

    2 teaspoons SMSF Sassy Salt

    2 tablespoons SMSF Italian Mama

    2 tablespoons SMSF VegTastic Voyage

    1 bay Leaf


    Serves 6-8

    Heat IP to sauté, high.

    Pat roast dry and cut into 6 pieces. Add 1 T olive oil sear the roast pieces to brown on all sides.

    Combine beef paste and water. Set aside.

    Combine the SMSF Sassy Salt, Italian Mama and VegTastic Voyage in a small dish. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture evenly over the meat. Add the bay leaf to the pot and pour the water mixture over the meat and seasonings.


    Set to 60 minutes of pressure cooking. Once cooking time is done, allow the Instant Pot to natural release for 20 minutes. Quick release the remaining pressure, then shred the meat and discard the fat solids. Add the shredded meat back to the pot with the broth (leftover broth can be strained and used as a base for French Onion soup). Test the meat for tenderness. If the meat is not yet tender enough for your liking, reseal the pot and allow it to run at high pressure for another 10 minutes and 5 minute natural pressure release.


    Enjoy the shredded meat on toasty French or Italian rolls with mozzarella or provolone cheese and peppers.



    Parsley, oregano, basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme


    Italian Mama Nutrition Information:

    Contains no sugar

    Contains no sodium

    SMSF spice blends are processed in a kitchen that shares equipment with common allergens such as milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans etc. Read more here.