Bourbon BBQ Pulled Beef Sliders
You're going to have to start cooking early for this one. Who doesn't love pulled beef? the long you cook the meat, the softer it gets so be your own boss here, just don't let your meat dry out.
This recipe feeds for hungry bellies and you may want to have some salad on the side.
Bourbon BBQ Pulled Beef Slider
This is my go-to pulled beef sliders recipe using our Bourbon BBQ Sauce. This recipe takes some hours so give yourself plenty of time, 3 hours for the slow cook will give you a lovely and soft meat, I tend to go for 5 hours in the over on 150 C.
I used chuck steak for this recipe but do ask you butcher for any other cuts great for slow cooking.
This isn't a quick fix for hangry folk so avoid if you're looking for something quick.
4 Soft Baps
750g Chuck Steak
1 Bottles Bourbon BBQ Sauce
1/2 Cup Beef Stock
250g Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
20g plain flour
Salt & Pepper
1 Tbsp All purpose seasoning
1 Tbsp Original Hot Pepper Sauce
1/2 Lettuce (finely chopped)
3 large Onions (Red or White, Chopped)
2 Tbsp Soft Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Season your steak with the All Purpose Seasoning and 1/3 of the Bourbon BBQ Sauce, leave in the fridge to marinate over night
Preheat the oven to 150 C
Place the seasoned steak into an oven dish, cover with Beef Stock, then cover the oven dish with foil, ensuring no moisture could get out. Put in the oven and leave for 3 hours.
Go and have a beer or watch a couple of episodes of your favourite TV show
Remove the steak from the oven then drain any liquid. Break up all the meat pulling it apart with two forks, at this stage it should be nice and soft, then cover with the rest of the Bourbon BBQ Sauce.
Cover the steak with foil again and return to the oven for 1 hour.
Now it's time to caramelise those onions. In a large frying pan heat the Olive Oil over low heat. Add the onions with a pinch of Salt & Pepper and cook for 30 minutes. Ensure they don't burn or stick together by stirring occasionally until the onions a soft and golden brown.
Stir in the sugar and cook for another 5 minutes. You want the mixture to become sticky with all the sugar dissolved. Remove from the heat and leave to one side.
Now, finely chop half a lettuce and leave in a bowl
Now it's time for our cheese sauce. Melt the butter in a large saucepan on a low-medium heat, add the flour and whisk until smooth removing any lumps. Now start adding the milk in small amounts, continuing to whisk, ensuring there are no lumps. Once all the milk has been added you should have a paste like texture.
Now add the Original Hot Pepper Sauce and turn the heat to medium and continue to whisk until the mixture comes to the boil. Stir for another 2 minutes then turn the heat down completely, add all the cheese and stir till all the cheese melts.
Remove the steak from the oven and let it rest.
Grab your buns and cut through the middle as it's now time to build our sliders. At this stage you may want to toast the inside parts of your baps but you don't have to. If toasting, place under the grill until golden.
Now, grab your base (the bottom bap) and spoon on the caramelised onions, add the chopped lettuce, then add the Bourbon BBQ Pulled Beef. Pour on the cheese sauce then put the top bap on, repeat 3 more time.
Serve with salad or some oven chips.