Really Easy BBQ Beef Sandwich's
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- Ready In:
- 1 large Spanish onion, sliced into thin rings (or 2 smaller onions)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup tomato ketchup
- 1 cup Pepsi
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (add more if needed)
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped small
- 1 lb round steak, very thinly sliced (across the grain, not with it)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 6 buns
- Slice the onion and slowly brown in 2 Tbsp of butter until onions are soft and carmelization begins, should be ready a little before the beef is done, sprinkle lightly with salt when done.
- In a medium bowl, combine ketchup, cola, and worcestershire and syrup.
- In a sauce pan, bring to a boil and then simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes,.
- stirring occasionally.
- While the sauce is cooking, slice the round steak and chop the pepper.
- In a 12 inch skillet on med-high setting heat the oil and add the chopped green pepper and cook for 2 mins (or until soft).and then add the sliced beef and garlic powder.
- Quickly cook the meat just until no longer red and no blood is showing, you may need to do this in batches. If the sauce is ready add the meat and peppers to it right away. If not just set the skillet aside for the few mins until the sauce has cooked for the 20 minutes.
- After the 20 mins add beef mix and gently simmer an additional 5 minutes.
- Serve on toasted buns with onions topping the beef mix.
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Truly a delicious change of pace. The only things I did differently from the stated recipe, was I cut down the cola to 3/4 c and the maple syrup to 1 teaspoon (since I was using genuine maple syrup, not the squeeze bottle kind). I was afraid of it being too sweet. It turned out wonderful! I will definately make this again, it was very easy to prepare. I would suggest that you lightly freeze the meat for easier slicing, then cut it against the grain on a bias. Oh yes... I did chop the peppers and onions, browned them the same time along with the beef, and threw everything into the sauce to cook the entire 20 minutes. I served this on french rolls along with coleslaw and chips. Thank you for posting this recipe. I have it saved. (Made for PRMR - Spring 2013)
I like to see and make recipes with just the necessary ingredients to make a good dish, so I<br/>decided to make this tasty bbq sauce and we enjoy it with the beef sandwiches, so this is another favorite that will make again. I used "Next" Pepsi (with only 60 calories), add one chopped garlic clove instead of the garlic powder. Thanks for this recipe Chef, and good luck in the Dining of a Dollar Contest.
My dh & I really enjoyed this tasty, quick and easy to make dish. It was excellent, full of different flavors. The sauce was wonderful, the meat was tender and the toasted bun was the perfect base for this lovely sandwich. The ketchup was wonderful in this dish, prominent but not overpowering. Great use of contest ingredients, good luck in the contest.
I liked this recipe except for the maple syrup. It was a bit overpowering for my taste. I also reduced the amount of Pepsi because it would have made the mixture too runny had I added the full cup. I ended up adding a generous half cup and the consistency of the mixture was great. I did like the recipe otherwise and will use it after the contest with a few modifications. I will not use the maple syrup and I will add onions and fresh minced garlic to the mix. Pretty good, though! Definitely a filling and quick meal.