Braised BBQ Beef Sandwich

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When life gives you cheap cuts of meat, you make delicious braised goods. Our local grocery store had an amazing sale on meat this past weekend so I picked up way too much because I just can’t pass up a good deal, especially when it comes to meat. I decided to do something different this time and make Braised BBQ Beef Sandwiches. The recipe is pretty simple and only requires a handful of ingredients.

The recipe:

  • One 3-pound chuck roast/round roast/corned beef
  • 1 large onions, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 3 gloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 28-ounce can of whole or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Whatever buns you want

First, chop up your onion and shallot. It doesn’t have to be too fancy because they will all cook down into nothingness anyways.

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Next, in a large dutch oven, add in the onions and shallots as well as the olive oil, salt and pepper.

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While the onions are caramelizing, prepare the meat.

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Cut slits into the meat and then insert the sliced garlic cloves all haphazardly like so.IMG_8124

After the onions have a chance to caramelize, add in the whole or crushed tomatoes and bring to slow boil.

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Next comes the BBQ sauce. My favorite is Sweet Baby Ray’s but you are more than welcome to make your own as well.

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Mix it all together and bring to a boil.

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Next, gingerly lay your whole roast into the pot and cover tightly with the lid.

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Place the whole thing in the oven at 300 degrees for ~3.5-4 hours.

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When the meat is nice and tender, remove the whole roast from the pot and cut up into slices. IMG_8133

With the roast out of the pot, bring the sauce to a boil and let reduce for ~10-15min. Stir often to avoid burning.

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Top off with some greens or your favorite coleslaw! The slaw was a simple and light version containing red cabbage, cilantro, shallots, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. It was a nice contrast to the heartiness of the BBQ.

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And with that, thanks for reading!

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