Wednesday, May 12, 2010
BBQ Beef Sandwiches
Again, this is more of an idea than a recipe, but who doesn't love a good idea! Making BBQ beef sandwiches can be one of the easiest dinners ever if you do this:
You can use London Broil or a roast, whichever you prefer. I use whichever is on sale.
Put the meat in your crock pot and sprinkle it with this:
I can't believe I've waited this long to tell you how much I love Montreal Steak Seasoning. I couldn't live without it! I know I sound like a drama queen by saying that, but it's true. It is my favorite seasoning. Is sugar a seasoning? If sugar is a seasoning then Montreal Steak Seasoning is my second favorite seasoning. You can use it in so many things! Soups. Eggs. Breakfast burritos. Everything you put on the grill. Potatoes. Asparagus. Cupcakes. HA! I just snuck that one in to see if you were paying attention. Don't put it on cupcakes! Draw the line at cupcakes! You can put it on so many things, and you should! You can buy it at the grocery store but it's WAY cheaper at Costco and you're gonna want this big size once you try it.
So, getting back to our sandwiches, sprinkle the uncooked meat with Montreal Steak Seasoning. Be generous, but don't go crazy. It has a strong flavor. Oh, and it'll make your house smell fab while it's cooking.
You don't need any water in the crockpot, just the meat and seasoning.
Put on the lid and crank it to high. Let it cook until the meat falls apart and shreds easily. How long it needs to cook depends on the size of the meat. Just keep an eye on it, but if you're cooking a big roast it will probably take a good part of the day. If you're cooking it for the first time and you're not going to be home, you might want to set the crockpot to low, but if you have a big roast you should probably set it to high.
Once it's done, shred the meat. (Oh, and if there is any fat, remove it now! Fat is not our friend!) I leave in quite a bit of the juice that has cooked out because it adds great flavor and then the sandwiches aren't dry. If there's a bunch of juice you may want to take some out. I normally take the meat out of the crockpot, shred it, pour the juice into something else, add the shredded meat back into the crockpot, then pour in however much juice I want. Just do it the way you like it. Then add as much BBQ sauce as you like. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I like KC Masterpiece Original Flavor. I've used others, but I always go back to good ol' KC.
You can serve these on hamburger buns or any type of roll you like. Ciabatta rolls work really well! What I usually do, just to make 'em extra fattening and good, is butter the buns and sprinkle them with Parmesan cheese then put them in the broiler until they are golden brown. Oh baby! (Don't broil them too long or they will burn...big time! I've burned more than my fair share of buns in my day. Not good!) Then you slap some of the meat on it, and if you want to you can add a little extra sauce to the sandwich, and prepare to have your eyes roll back into your head!
From whence it came: Me. It came from me. Because I love you. And you are very welcome!
Why it's blogable: I'm so bored with these same old reasons. Easy and good. BORING! But true! And as far as the good part goes, just ask my sonny-in-law about these sandwiches. That cute boy is somewhat obsessed with them. When I visited the cutieweds in Utah a couple of weeks ago I said I'd make whatever they wanted for dinner and these sandwiches were the top choice. And how easy is this? I cooked the meat at home, added the sauce, froze it and took it all those hundreds of miles in a cooler. When we were ready to devour it, I just warmed it up and we were set. I served it with watermelon and The World's Best Pasta Salad. And my sonny-in-law was happy, and that makes me happy, because my sonny-in-law makes my married daughter very happy, and that makes me happy!
What about The Spy Who Love Me: He really likes these, too!
Hope you enjoy stirring it up!