Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pulled BBQ Beef Sandwiches

My husband loves comfort food and anything with meat and BBQ Sauce fall into that category for him. So I decided to try my hand at Pulled BBQ Beef Sandwiches. I made my own BBQ Sauce the same day and it turned out really well, however the next time I make it I will allow it to sit in the fridge overnight to thicken up a bit. I made my own Kaiser rolls & Oven Baked French Fries. This was by far one of my husbands favorites thus far! And it tastes even better warmed up the second day!

BBQ Sauce
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat. Stirring occasionally and simmer for 20 minutes. Sauce should be thin, but not watery. Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate. Sauce is better if allow to sit for a day

Pulled BBQ Beef

BBQ Sauce from above
Beef Rump Roast

Coat bottom of crock pot with BBQ Sauce. Place in roast and pour remaining BBQ Sauce over roast. Cook on low for 7 hours. Remove roast from crock pot Using 2 forks pull beef apart. Place back into crock pot with BBQ Sauce for 1 hour.

Kaiser Rolls

4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt
6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg white
2 teaspoons cold water
Sesame seeds

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add 1 tablespoon sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the oil, salt, remaining warm water and sugar and 4 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 16 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Beat egg white and cold water; brush over rolls. Sprinkle with poppy and/or sesame seeds. With scissors, cut a 1/4-in.-deep cross on tops of rolls. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Makes about 16 good sized rolls.

Oven Baked French Fries
6 large russet potatoes
Garlic Salt
Lemon Pepper

Cut potatoes into wedges. Rinse in large bowl of water to clean.
Line baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier clean up. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Line potatoes on sheet. Spray with cooking spray again. Season with lemon pepper and garlic salt. Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Flip potatoes and cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.