Barbecued Beef Sadwiches

If you know a barbecue lover, you must make these sandwiches for them. They have all the great taste of a good barbecue but none of the bones to mess with.

First I made batches of my sourdough rolls. The recipe is listed on my sidebar or just type it into my search engine to find it.

You can use any buns you want but these are perfect for this recipe.

You will need 3 large onions.

I used a bottom round roast because it was on sale. Slice it into 1 inch thick steaks.

In the bottom of a glass baking dish, sprinkle some spices of your choice. I used granulated garlic, salt, pepper and some Montreal Steak Seasoning. Use what you like.

Place the steaks on the spices and then sprinkle more spices to coat the top sides.

Repeat this step until all the pieces are coated.

Place a few tablespoons of olive oil and a bit of bacon grease if you have it in the bottom of a heavy dutch oven.

Slice your onions in half.

Add ImageThen slice them in half again.

Then slice them so you have slices about this size.

When the oil is very hot, place your meat in the pot and let it cook for 5-6 minutes on each side. Do not crowd the pot. Cook the meat until it has a very crisp crust on each side.

This is a very important step so make sure you cook it long enough.

Remove the meat and set it aside and have your onions ready.

Open a large can of crushed tomatoes. I always use Muir Glen. They are simply the best.

As always, I add a couple anchovies to enhance the beefs flavor.

Add the onions to the pot and stir around to cover them with the hot oil

You can see how dark and crisp the beef is. Click for a better look.

You can see the brown bits on the bottom of the pot.

Stir the onions until they have picked up most of the brown parts.

Add the can of crushed tomatoes.

Here is something you rarely if ever see me doing. Adding store bought condiments. But I had no homemade barbecue sauce so I made an exception and used this. You want to add hickory smoked to get a good barbecue flavor.

I added enough beef broth to make sure the meat was just covered. I used about 4 cups.

Stir the sauce until well blended.

It is smelling very good already.

Place the steaks back into the pot.

Push them down to submerge them in the liquid.

Pour any of the extra juices and spices from the container which held the steaks. This is all extra flavor you don't want to waste.

Cover the pot. Place it in a 275 degree oven for about 4 hours.

After the 4 hours remove it from the oven.

It should be noticeably thicker.

Remove the steaks from the sauce and shred them with 2 forks. If they don't easily fall apart, put them back in the oven for another hour or so.

Shred all of the meat and place it in a container.

Pour the remaining sauce over the meat and stir to make sure all the meat is coated.

These sandwiches are great served plain but they are also wonderful topped with coleslaw. These would be great served at a summer picnic.


Suzie said…
Mmmmmmmm, my mouth is watering.

I've been going through all of my recipe notebooks, and realized how many I used to fix in the oven, slow roasting at low temps. For some reason, I moved away from that technique, but think that it is time to start using it again.

Thanks for a new recipe to use with an old technique!
These look so good! Having the sour dough buns doesn't hurt either. I have your Chocolate Chip Cookie dough in the refrigerator now.
This looks just delicious! But today I´ll make my raspberry/mango cobbler :-) I do hope it tastes as good as it sounds :-)

Have a great day now!
Another fantastic recipe! Thank you for sharing. The rolls look wonderful too! Time to make some BBQ!

Have a great day.

xoxo to "Teddy Red Fluffs".
rox said…
lol Jaz ! You know my responce ! it is always Oh wow !!
my goodness what does Teddy do with all those smells going on ! must drive her crazsy lol
my dh will so so love this of course ☺
Jas do you usually make your own BBQ sauce ? if so is it listed here in the recipes ?
we are having -37c here today I know you know how cold that is ;-)
Pricilla said…
With all due irony I have my mother's creamed cabbage recipe up on Broken Teepee today

Great minds make great meals.
SharleneT said…
And, I copied your Mom's creamed cabbage recipe, too, Pricilla! This, of course, is a perfect mate for the meal. Thank you, both of you. (Not that I would even think of mentioning how perfect this is for the solar oven process... ) Lordy, it's good to be reading y'all's posts, again...
Melynda said…
Hello Jaz, featuring this great sandwich on my Wednesday wanderings. Have a great day!
petoskystone said…
mmm-mmm love the recipes. loving the photos! 'food porn' always puts me in a good mood (as does an extra mug of coffee...)
gosh those look great...john LOVES bbq beef sandwhiches....guess what...i have the Jack daniels bbq sauce.....
Sage Trifle said…
Those sandwiches look scrumptious.