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.


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


While the onions are caramelizing, prepare the meat.


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.



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


Mix it all together and bring to a boil.


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


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


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.


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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