Whisky Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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Whisky Beef Sandwiches

Lynnda Cloutier


This little number comes from the Marlboro Country Cookbook, and includes the yummiest red pepper paste. You can use it in lots of other recipes, also.

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4 tbsp. butter or beef drippings
4 tbsp. flour
1/4 to 1/3 cup red pepepr paste, recipe follows
1 can tomato sauce or puree, 8 oz
3 cups beefbroth
2 to 4 tbsp. whiskey
4 thick slices sourdough or country bread
8 to 12 slices warm roast beef

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat butter in heavy skillet; Add flour, stirring til mixture is smooth and creamy. Turn heat to medium low and cook til flour begins to brown, about 3 minutes
Continue to cook, stirring often, til flour is well browned, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add red pepper paste, tomato sauce, and beef broth. Bring to a full boil, reduce heat and boil slowly til reduced by half, about 25 minutes. Stir in whiskey and salt to taste
Keep warm. Put 1 slice of brad on serving plate. Top with sliced beef and gravy. Makes 4 servings.
Red Pepper Paste:
8 red finger chili peppers
Boiling water
1 red bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp. cumin seed
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 to 1 1/2 cups cubed sourdough or firm Italian bread, crust removed

Pour boiling water over chili pepper; let resh chili peppers stand 1 minutes. Drain.
Cool under running cold water. Remove stems, seeds and membrane; chop.
Chop bell pepper. Grind or puree chili peppers and bell pepper with garlic, cumin seed, oregano, paprika and salt. When pulverized, add vinegar and oil. Add brad, a few pieces at a time, and mix til bread softens and blend in. Store in refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for later use. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
Note: If using dried chili peppers, let stand in boiling water for 20 minutes before draining. Vary your heat: Hottest: Use 6 to 8 habaneros and a yellow pepper.
Red Hot: Use 6 to 8 jalapenos and a green bell pepper or use 8 dried chipotles and a green bell pepper
Mild: Use 8 poblanos an a green bell pepper or use 8 dried anchos and a green bell pepper.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Sandwiches