slow roasted balsamic beef waffle sandwich

When I take the time to make sandwiches, I want to make gourmet, out-of-the-ordinary sandwiches. Since I purchased a waffle maker not too long ago, I decided to make a waffle sandwich, inspired by my visit to the famous Bruxie in Los Angeles. This slow roasted balsamic beef sandwich ended up being the best, most delicious sandwich I have made so far. It is a must try!slow roasted balsamic beef waffle sandwichslow roasted balsamic beef waffle sandwichslow roasted balsamic beef waffle sandwichslow roasted balsamic beef waffle sandwich

Serves 6

Slow roasted balsamic beef waffle sandwich


3 hr, 30 Total Time

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Ingredients

    Sandwich
  • 3 lb beef chuck roast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 red onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pickled onions
  • 1 red onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Horseradish cream
  • 2 tbsp creamed horseradish
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • Waffles
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 3/4 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Season the chuck roast with salt and pepper. Place in a roasting pan and add red onion - bay leaf. Cover and braise in the oven for 3 hours or until the beef shreds easily.
  3. Shred the beef and let it rest in the braising liquid. Keep warm in the oven, which you can turn off until you are ready to serve.
  4. Meanwhile, pickle the red onions. Combine water with vinegar, sugar, and salt. Add the red onions and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Prepare the horseradish cream by combining creamed horseradish with mayo. Set aside.
  6. Prepare the waffles. Beat the egg whites until moderately stiff. Fold in the whites to the waffle batter until incorporated. Heat your waffle maker and ladle about 2/3 cup of the mixture onto your waffle maker. Cook until golden brown. Remove from heat and repeat with the remaining batter.
  7. To assemble the sandwiches, top half of the waffle with a generous portion of the braised beef. Spread a dollop of the horseradish cream on top, followed by the red onions. Fold over and serve immediately.
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**Helpful tips and common mistakes

Braising beef or any protein for that matter takes a long time to complete, but it’s actually very easy to do. The basic idea is to put everything in a pot or baking dish and let it cook in low heat over a long period of time. This allows the fat and muscles to break down, making the beef incredibly tender.
slow roasted balsamic beef waffle sandwichMy beef was tender after cooking for a total of 3 hours; I was able to shred it by just gently wiggling a fork!
slow roasted balsamic beef waffle sandwichNow for the waffles, I have tried different batters before but I found this one to be the best so far. The batter doesn’t call for any sugar or vanilla extract, making it appropriate for a savory sandwich. The addition of a whipped egg white also yields a light airy waffle.
slow roasted balsamic beef waffle sandwichNow I tried the beef by itself and the waffle by itself, but once all the components were put together…holy moly is this sandwich finger-lickin’ good! The pickled onions added the needed crunch and tartness while the creamed horseradish added a little spiciness and creaminess to the sandwich. The beef, oh the beef, tasted even better than it smelled and was o so tender. I am a sandwich fanatic, but I have to say, this is probably the best I’ve ever made. Enjoy!
slow roasted balsamic beef waffle sandwich

 

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