Friday, May 27, 2011

Good Ole' American BBQ


I remember last Memorial Day weekend lots was happening. Funny how a year just flew by! This weekend I was determined to make a good ole' American BBQ. Over the years I made handful attempts at BBQ sauce but nothing that wooed me much. This a.m. I tweeted and asked for some of your favorite BBQ sauce and hamburger bun recipes and hit the jackpot!

Thanks to @SueonFood for her tweaked James Beard Most Amazing Barbecue Sauce. I didn't really quite measure the onions so I suspect I used more than two cups. I also added a few more dashes of cayenne and an extra teaspoon of Tabasco. I used juice of a whole medium lemon for more acidity and used sugar in the raw instead of brown sugar. Jonathan and Sagie were raving so much at dinner time that when Sagie asked if it's my original recipe, for a split of a second I paused before answering. :)

@bigbearswife sent me a recipe for some The BEST Hamburger Buns. Thank you so much!! These buns came out so delicious. The dough needs a little more liquid, about one cup of water, to reach the right consistency. Also, you need to brush with an egg wash not oil in order for the sesame seeds to stick. I made the buns smaller, for beautiful mini sliders presentation.

I coated the chuck roast with cracked black pepper and some salt, seared it in couple of tablespoons of canola oil in a dutch oven. Covered it with chicken stock. Added couple of carrots, couple of bay leaves, couple of smashed garlic cloves, two medium tomatoes whizzed in a food processor. I used all the onions I had for the BBQ sauce so I used two of the purple stalks you see in the photo. Parsley, two celery stalks and leaves. Brought to a boil and put in a 350F oven with a lid on. Added four tablespoons of the BBQ sauce and baked uncovered for an hour longer. I took the roast out, shredded it, added some of the juices from the pan to keep the shredded beef moist and added some more of the BBQ sauce into the shredded beef. Taste as you go.

To serve: Cut the bun in half, spread some of the BBQ sauce on the bottom bun, add shredded  beef and top it with shredded cabbage salad, mildly mixed with a touch of canola, lemon and salt.

I would also like to thank @aggieskitchen and @RJFlamingo for helping out and tweeting me some BBQ and buns recipes. Saving them for next batch girls!

28 comments :

  1. This just made my mouth water. That's all I'm gonna say.

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  2. Shulie, I'm so impressed by each thing you made. Great job! I rely on my mother's BBQ sauce and have not yet tried to make my own hamburger buns. Love everything here. Nothing could be better for Memorial Day weekend. :-)

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  3. You're so sweet. I'm so happy you loved the recipe. I think I have to make those hamburger buns. They look awesome.

    It was nice to make your acquaintance. Have a great weekend!

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  4. I am a good old American girl and I would love some of your barbecue. Do you deliver?

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  5. Impressive! Homemade BBQ sauce and buns :) Just today I posted a pic of June issues of Cooking Light and Food & Wine: They both have hamburgers on the cover. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Shulie! xoxo

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  6. wow! so deliciously looking burgers and all! I love this post.

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  7. what can I say? I wish you were my neighbor!

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  8. you made your own hamburger buns?!! WOWOWOWOW. that's just amazing. seriously, you are a true homemaker!

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  9. I am soooo impressed. Making your burger buns. The only thing that makes me sad is that i wasn't there to feast on the delicious food.

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  10. This is mouthwatering! Those burger buns are perfect.

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  11. The buns look outrageous! Have a nice weekend!

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  12. Beautiful job, Shulie! Just beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. Shulie, I've been eating lots of barbecue chips lately because I've been craving everything barbecue so you can imagine what seeing these photos does to me. Stunning sandwich!

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  14. Thank you guys. Indeed mouthwatering. I am happy we got some leftover just enough for lunch for the guys. Sometimes. I am funny, I don't get much joy out of the final bite if I know one of the components is store bought, like the buns. Unless it is from a bakery where I buy occasionally fresh baked pitas, baguettes and assortment of breads from. I know, call me crazy! :) I found out recently baking breads is easier than I thought.

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  15. Your buns look absolutely perfect! That sounds dirty, doesn't it? Anyway, I'm impressed.

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  16. Craving these delicious sandwiches now! I have got to make that sauce...looks so good:) Wonderful job in the buns too;)

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  17. You don't need to be American to want this! Amazing Shulie!

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  18. Not a surprise that this is GREAT! Perfect buns, too, Shulie =). [OK, I kept scrolling back up!]

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  19. Love these buns! The best way to take your bbq or sandwich to another level is with homemade buns like this. So good!

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  20. I can't wait to try making the buns!

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  21. Gazing at your pictures and reading through it, was like watching Food Network's "The Best Thing I ever Ate" I'm droolling Shulie, I would like to take a bite and feel the softness of the buns and the beef in it... yum!

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  22. Amazing!! Everything looks like it turned out better than good...delicious! Glad I could kind of help :)

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  23. Don't you love it when you send a cry for help and an entire community of people come to your aid? :-) Your Holiday burgers look delightful. Unfortunately, I'm without an oven until my kitchen remodel is complete, so I'm bookmarking those beautiful buns for autumn. Maybe I'll be ready for a Veteran's Day BBQ. :-)

    [K]

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  24. Angela you started a naughty streak there with the buns, here which spilled into twitter:). Thank you everyone the buns, the barbecue, making it again soon!! Absolutely Ethan! It's universal:). Thanks for all the BBQ, bun love my friends!! Shulie

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