Monday, July 28, 2014

Pulled Beef & Slaw Sandwich...Beef Piled High on a Sesame Seed Bun Topped w/ Pepper Jack Cheese & Slaw

It was a hot day here today. Yesterday our kitchen backsplash was installed. The installer worked for over 11 hours...literally from morning till night. I'm happy with how it turned out and all that's left is a little bit of painting and our kitchen renovation project will be done. 

For the last couple of weeks here, there's been an ad running on television from a place called "Firehouse Subs" where they are promoting their new "hot sandwich" that is essentially pulled pork piled on a sandwich bun and topped with a slice of pepper jack cheese and then a mound of coleslaw. For whatever reason, that particular sandwich caught my eye and I've been thinking about recreating it ever since I first saw the ad. 

A couple of days ago, I made my Slow Cooker Boneless Beef Chuck Short Ribs for dinner. We had plenty of leftovers that I usually like to shred and make sandwiches with. Today, I had one of those "light bulb" moments. I realized that my "dream sandwich" was now very easily within my grasp! LOL

I decided to use the leftover beef to recreate that sandwich instead of using pulled pork. I simply shredded the leftover beef ribs and placed them in a saucepan with about 1/4 cup of the juices they were cooked in. I added a couple squirts of "no HFCS" ketchup (about 2 tablespoons) and a few dashes of ground chipotle pepper and let it simmer to cook out most of the juices, but leave enough to keep it moist and concentrate the flavors. 

I baked a fresh batch of my grain-free Sesame Seed Sandwich Buns and a batch of my Easy Coleslaw after I got home. To make the sandwiches, I split my sandwich buns in half and piled them high with pulled beef, then topped it with a slice of pepper jack cheese and a big spoonful of coleslaw...and "Voila" I was in "dream sandwich heaven!" I thoroughly enjoyed my own version of Pulled Beef & Slaw Sandwich...and no Firehouse Subs was required! Before I show you MY's a link that will take you to the sandwich that caught my eye with their ads. Here's the link to their sandwich: Firehouse Subs "King Hawaiian Pulled Pork & Slaw Sandwich"

Now, check out MY version's pulled beef piled high on a grain-free Sesame Seed Sandwich Bun topped with pepper jack cheese and my Easy Coleslaw. This is heaven on a bun! Enjoy!



CyberSis said...


I'd say you recreated that one to a "T" ... except for one glaring difference (as well as a lot of subtle differences, too.) Yours has a fabulous bun instead of the funky Balloon Bread bun of the original! :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi CyberSis,

Thanks. LOL on the "balloon bread bun"...but you are right, that is what it looks like! :-)