Sunday, June 20, 2010

Leftovers Again?

James isn't all that crazy about brisket. He likes corned beef. He likes a pastrami sandwich every now and then. But jewish grandmother style brisket or meat slow smoked on the grill are not really on his list of favorites. And so, after for whatever reason I decided to make brisket for our friends, we had a good bit left over. Shepherd's pie? Spaghetti sauce? Brisket empanadas? I landed on a way to turn these leftovers into something James really does love. Barbeque beef sandwich minis -- BBQ sliders.
I made a quick sauce by combining 2 cups of ketchup, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup cider vinegar, 2 TB prepared mustard, 3 TB sugar, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 TB onion powder, 1/2 TB garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 TB black pepper, 1 heaping TB honey, and 1 TB worcestershire sauce in a pot. I brought the mixture up to a boil and let the sauce simmer - stirring every 5 - 10 minutes, for about 45 minutes. I added in the chopped meat and 1 TB of butter and let the meat warm through in the sauce, simmering for another 15 minutes. I served the barbeque on King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (our favorite for sliders) topped with a little chopped onion.
These leftovers might just be a new favorite around here.

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