Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
Episode: Holi-Week
Italian Barbecued Beef Sandwiches with Hot and Sweet Caprese Salad
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Balsamic BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark amber maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
  • 1/3 palmful coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 cup beef or chicken stock-in-a-box
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds sliced Italian roast beef (substitute thick-sliced deli beef when leftovers are not available)
  • 4 crusty Italian sub rolls or chunks of ciabatta bread
  • 1 cup giardiniera Italian hot pickled vegetables, drained and chopped
Salad
  • 2 cups arugula or watercress leaves, chopped
  • 4 balls bocconcini, quartered
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, torn or chopped
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients for the barbecue sauce in small pot and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and cook until thickened, about 30 minutes. Cool completely and store in the refrigerator for a make-ahead meal.

Reheat the sauce over medium-low heat to warm.

Heat the stock in a skillet over medium heat until boiling. Reduce the heat to low, add the roast beef and simmer until the meat is warmed through but not dried out. When the liquids have just about evaporated, pour the barbecue sauce over the meat and stir gently to combine.

Lightly toast or warm the bread. Pile the barbecue meat into the sub rolls and top with pickled chopped vegetables.

Add the arugula, the cheese, tomatoes and basil to medium salad bowl. Douse with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss to combine and serve with the beef sandwiches.

Categories:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Khmer Beef Skewers

Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Ching's Amazing Asia

8:30am | 7:30c

Ching's Amazing Asia

9:30am | 8:30c
10am | 9c
11am | 10c
12pm | 11c
1pm | 12c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here