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drowned beef sandwich

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Shannon Fogleman
Forest Hill, LA

A friend brought this to our bunko party and it was a big hit. She gave me the recipe and I have made this several times and get request to make it all the time.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For drowned beef sandwich

  • 1-10oz can
    tomatoes and chiles (rotel)
  • 2-8oz can
    tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro, fresh (chopped)
  • 2-3
    chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp
    adobo sauce from canned chipotles
  • 1
    lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 c
    beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 lg
    onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 clove
    garlic, mnced
  • 2 md
    jalapenos, seeded, ribbed, and minced
  • 1 lb
    deli-sliced roast beef, cut into strips
  • 2 md
    avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and smashed
  • 4
    bolillo, ciabatta or other crusty sandwich roll, halved

How To Make drowned beef sandwich

  • 1
    TO PREPARE THE SAUCE: In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the tomatoes with chilies, tomatoe sauce, cilantro, chipotles, adobo sauce, lime juice, and salt.
  • 2
    Bring to a simmer, stirring. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to gently cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    TO PREPARE THE MEAT: Place a ;arge skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add onions. Cook and stir until the onions begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and jalapenos, stirring to incorporate. Cook and stir for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until the onions are well browned and the garlic and jalapenos soften.
  • 4
    Add meat and toss until heated through and well combined, about 2 minutes.
  • 5
    Add 1 cup of the sauce to the beef mixture, tossing to coat.
  • 6
    Remove the sauce from the heat and add the broth. Using an immersion or standard blender, puree the sauce until smooth, it should be thin. Ladle the sauce into 4 bowls for dipping. Be sure the bowls are large enough so the sauce dosen't slop out when the sandwich is dipped.
  • 7
    TO ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICH: Spread the smashed avocado on both sides of the roll. Pile the meat filling on the bottom halves of the sandwich buns, close, and cut each sandwich in half. Arrange each sandwich on a plate with the dipping sauce on the side. Dip and enjoy!

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