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February 23, 2006

Braised Beef Sandwiches

Ripped from the local paper. We tried this last weekend and it was really good, and we ended up with nice leftovers for a few days.

Braised beef Sandwiches

  • 1 (2-1/2 pound) boneless chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 cups diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 cup Jack Daniels
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 6 to 8 Kaiser rolls
  • shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. heat the oil in a heavy bottomed Dutch oven pan over high heat. Season the roast with kosher salt, then sear in the Dutch oven for 2 to 3 minutes on all sides on medium-high heat. Remove the roast, and set aside.

Add the onions to the pot and saute or 2 to 3 minutes until lightly caramelized. Mix in the paprika, cumin, granulated onion and garlic, and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and carefully pour in the Jack Daniels. Return to heat, burn off the alcohol (it will catch on fire then burn out), and reduce by half.

Add the beef stock, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup. return the roast to the pot and cover the meat with parchment paper, leaving no air pockets. Top the pot with the lid and place into a pre-heated 300 degree oven. Braise for 3 to 4 hours, or until the meat easily falls apart. Remove from the oven, and let cool for 5 minutes. Place the meat in a large bowl and shred with a fork. Return the pot to the stove and bring the liquid to a simmer over medium-high heat. Return the meat to pot, and reduce until liquid is slightly thickened.

Slice the rolls in half and pile the meat onto the bottom half off the roll. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and cover with top part of roll. Makes 6 to 8 sandwiches.

Posted by snooze at February 23, 2006 11:59 AM

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