Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BBQ Beef On Toast

4th of July equals bbq in my home. Most years we have a big grill going and have hamburgers, chicken, ribs and marinated eggplant on the menu. This year there is a 40 % chance of thunderstorms, lightning & rain in the afternoon, and I am spending the evening calming dogs at our local animal shelter. (the town's fireworks show is nearby, and the loud noises frighten our dogs). So I needed a backup plan in case our afternoon party needs to be moved indoors. This BBQ Beef on Toast recipe fits the bill.

This easy-breezy recipe tastes best with homemade sauce. Don't be afraid of the long list of ingredients. Once you saute the onion and garlic, everything else is just dumped into the pot, cooked until thickened and you are ready to go. You can make the sauce up to two days in advance. You may need to thin with a bit of water or broth. I like to serve on grilled toast, but you can use hamburger buns or spoon over rice or potatoes. Expecting a cold summer day? Try this bbq beef recipe. (Actually, this works year round whenever you crave bbq)

BBQ Beef
(Serves 4)

extra virgin olive oil
1 medium white onion, diced
1 tbsp chili powder
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup balsamic vinegar
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup vegetable stock
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp prepared mustard
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
1 tbsp adobo sauce
2 tbsp bourbon
sea salt
black pepper
1 1/2 lbs top sirloin, cut into 2-inch cubes
1 tbsp flour
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces
3 leeks or garlic scrapes, chopped
4 pieces thick cut french or sourdough bread, toasted or grilled.

Warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, chili powder and garlic. Sauté until softened and translucent. Add next 12 ingredients and continue cooking until sauce has thickened to desired consistency. Season to taste.

Dredge beef in flour. Season with salt and pepper. Warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and brown on all sides. Add onion, bell pepper and leek or garlic scapes. Saute until vegetables are softened. Add 2 cups bbq sauce and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low, cover skillet and simmer for 1 hour. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired. Spoon beef over grilled bread. Serve with a green salad (Today I made a Ceasar kale salad to serve with the bbq beef)

Other BBQ and Grilled recipes you may enjoy:

It is "Hamburger" week at Food Network's Summer Soiree roundup. Do you have a favorite hamburger recipe to share? Please list (or link) in the comments below. And be sure to check out the other delicious sounding recipes from my blogger friends and Food Network:

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