When I first imagined this Chopped Barbecue Beef Sandwich I knew I wanted it to be a dish that could be whipped up for lunch. But little did I realize at the time, that it would be so good that it would be worthy to earn a spot on any backyard barbecue menu.
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I had originally thought it would be a great way to use up either some leftover barbecue chicken or pork. But I’ve been aching to try my hand at a tender beef brisket. Not having the time or wanting to spend a large amount of money on smoking the brisket from scratch, I decided to do a simple food hack. A quick trip to the local deli where I picked up sliced roast beef. While this may not sit well with the purist among you it saves both time and money.
Although we didn’t cook our own brisket, we did add our Homemade Barbecue Sauce, keeping it super easy yet a little homemade. If you are missing the smoke flavor, a couple of dashes of liquid smoke mixed into the sauce should satisfy you.
Now one item that is on every true Barbecue Restaurant’s menu is coleslaw. It just wouldn’t be authentic without it but my family is not a big fan of the taste, the cabbage can be a little bitter for their tastes and some dressing recipes can overpower you with the vinegar. So I decided to change up the traditional recipe with the addition of lettuce. It’s not your conventional coleslaw blend but it works to reduce the bitterness.
To make the dressing I went the simplest route I could, I used Hidden Valley Coleslaw Dressing. Simply toss together with the coleslaw blend and you’re good to go. The easiest and I think the tastiest coleslaw you’ve had in some time.
The deli style bun is piled high with the Chopped Barbecue Beef, the Coleslaw mixture with Hidden Valley Coleslaw Dressing and thinly sliced red onions for extra flavor and crunch.
- ½ pound Deli Roast Beef or leftover Roast
- 4 tablespoons Homemade Barbecue Sauce or your favorite
- 1 cup of Coleslaw Cabbage Mixture
- 1 cup of Lettuce, finely chopped
- Hidden Valley Coleslaw Dressing, enough to make mixture creamy
- Red Onions, thinly sliced (optional)
- 2 Deli Style Buns
- Chop Roast Beef and add to small saucepan on the stove, add Barbecue Sauce and heat through, about 2-3 minutes, remove from heat
- Add Coleslaw Cabbage Mixture and Lettuce to small bowl and stir in Hidden Valley Coleslaw Dressing gradually until creamy
- Add beef to bun, top with Coleslaw mixture and red onions
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