Braised Beef Sandwiches

This is a delectable sandwich. I had a chuck roast I needed to use so I made a version of Julia Child's beef a la mode. You can make this with red wine but I was out of it so I substituted beer.

Start by pouring 6 tablespoons of a combination of olive oil and bacon grease. Saute' 3 anchovies in the oil until they disintegrate. I know I keep saying this but please try using the anchovies. They leave no anchovy flavor but rather add a deep caramelized flavor to the dish.

Finely dice a head of garlic. The garlic cooks through and caramelizes as it cooks so this dish does not end up with a pungent garlic flavor.

Use 4 or 5 large onions. These cook down a lot while cooking so don't be afraid to use a lot of them.

Sprinkle the roast liberally with salt and cracked black pepper on all sides.

Cover with a dusting of flour.

Sear on both sides in the hot oil until a crisp brown crust forms. Remove the roast from the pan and place on a plate.

Slice all of the onions.

Saute' them in the hot oil scraping up the drippings on the bottom of the pan.

Add the garlic.

Stir around and continue to cook over medium-high heat for a couple minutes. The onions will still be crisp.

Add 2 bottles of beer.

I save my rosemary stems for recipes like this. I dry them and then when I have a piece of meat to braise or a stew or soup that needs to be simmered, I add the stems and they give me plenty of flavor.

Return the roast and any drippings to the pot. Add beef broth to almost cover the roast.

Add 3 tablespoons of beef demi glace.

Add 2 tablespoons of Maggi.

I also added a few fresh stems of rosemary.

Cover the pot and braise in a 275 degrees oven for about 4 hours.

The meat is ready when it is falling apart. Shred the entire roast.

Return the shredded beef to the juice in the pot.

I like to let this sit in the frig overnight to soak up all the flavors.

Use hearty rolls. I used mini chiabattas. I spread them with garlic butter and placed them under the broiler until they just turned golden.

Pile on the beef and add some of the juice.

If you know any beef lovers they will be in beef heaven eating these. Another good, cheap, easy recipe for the masses.

This would also be wonderful serves over mashed potatoes or pasta!


Creepy Glowbugg said…
You have left my mouth watering and I have to get to the store ASAP! This sandwhich looks amazing and I must ingest it immediately!! Thanks for the best receipes ever!!
Pricilla said…
It's snowing.
A blizzard is coming tomorrow.

They do look delicious
Yummmmmmmmmm... I read the recipe to my husband, who is the-one-who-cooks, around here. ,-) [He likes to & I don't and when he semi-retired, he took over chef duties. Win, win situation.]

I've been reading back in earlier posts, in your blog. Which has been fun. Btw, I love the 2 brooms which you have beside an old German apothecary chest, in which you keep candy bars. ,-)

Anyway, when I have spent time in a blog, I like to explain to the blog owner. Because if one sees one reader, staying logged into one's blog for too long, it can be a bit disconcerting. :-( So, I was having fun, reading and seeing older photos, and etc.

Gentle New Year's hugs...
Anonymous said…
Looks delicious!
But the coming week or so I´ll have to eat my Christmas ham that finally is ready for eating :-) It is perfect :-)

Have a great day!
..... now those look good...i LOVE roast beef sandwhiches...john calls them roast beef with hot juice...

i am making a prime rib roast for new years so these sandwhiches will follow.....
GardenGeek said…
I would like to agree with everyone- that sandwich looks wonderful. I will have to try this this week.
And, with Aunt Amelia, I have to say that I have been enjoying your blog, and feel I must annouce that, too. Don't want you think I am stalking you- which I kinda am, but only bcause I love your cooking, attitude toward life, garden, home and Teddy!
Sharon Lovejoy said…
Good grief,

I gained weight reading this. Your family is so lucky and there you are nibbling carrots and lettuce.

Love xx,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island
My nephew would love this over mashed potatoes. I can see this on the menu this week.

You make my life so easy. All I have to do is read your blog and I don't have to decide what to cook.
Ann said…
now I'm wondering if I might by chance have a chuck roast that needs to be used. Looks super delicious
Patty said…
I've been out of the blogging loop for awhile now, but wanted to come by and say hello.
Mina said…
Looks delicious!
Jennifer said…
That looks so good and I love the pictures you post. They look like they came straight out of a cook book!
Great recipe, good comfort food on a cold day.

Thank you. Blessings!

xoxo to "Teddy Snow Fluffs".
Guillaume said…
Just saw that post by chance. I love beef sandwich, but I don't like Labatt one bit.