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Last week I posted a Christmas menu consisting of mushroom bruschetta, beer braised brisket with onion jam, and potato gratin. Now that the holidays are over, if you’re looking for a way to use up leftovers, look no further! I have a dish that uses components from several dishes to create one phenomenal sandwich. I present, beer braised sandwich with melted provolone, sauteed cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and onion jam!
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 ciabatta rolls
- braised brisket
- 2 slices provolone
- 1/2 cup mushroom bruschetta
- 1/4 cup onion jam
- Preheat broiler to high.
- Heat 1 tsp olive oil in nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Add halved tomatoes and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside.
- Toast ciabatta buns. Shred brisket and top on bottom half of ciabatta. Top with sauteed tomatoes, sliced provolone, and mushroom bruschetta. Place opened sandwich under broiler and heat until cheese has melted. Remove from broiler. Finish sandwich with onion jam and top bun. Serve.
For braised brisket recipe click here
For mushroom bruschetta recipe click here
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
Just like Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches, this creation combines the best of Christmas dishes to make one tasty meal. If you didn’t prepare the beer braised brisket, you can prepare it just for this sandwich, it’s well worth it! Follow the steps on the recipe up to step 2, up to the point where you braise for 4 hours. Rather than chilling the brisket for the next day, shred the meat the day of.
Now that you have your beef and onion jam, half of the sandwich is already done! Just top with the sauteed cherry tomatoes, provolone and leftover mushroom bruschetta. If you rather skip the mushroom bruschetta, simply saute sliced mushrooms and it will be just as tasty.
This braised brisket sandwich is the king of all leftover sandwiches! The brisket is incredibly tender already but paired with tart tomatoes, sweet onion jam, savory mushrooms and a melted slice of cheese…I drool just thinking about it! If you didn’t prepare the dishes required to make this sandwich, I suggest you prepare them just to make this creation, it’s worth it!
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