Stampede Centennial Sammy

8 Jul

Meet the Stampede Centennial grilled cheese.

The Petroleum club’s Liana Robberecht combines Canadian provolone and blue cheeses with Alberta BBQ pulled beef short ribs.

This summer, we loved Presidents Choice carmelized onion jam, but we like Liana’s recipe below.

1 cup (250 ml) cooked BBq pulled beef short ribs (recipe follows)

2 tbsp (30 ml) onion jam (recipe follows)

4 (1 cm) 1/2 inch thick slices of sourdough bread

2 tbsp (30 ml) unsalted butter, softened

6 slices (each 1 oz – 30 g) Canadian Provolone

1/4 cup (60 ml) Canadian Blue cheese, crumbled

1 vine-ripened tomato, cut into wedges

2 tsp (10 ml) extra virgin olive oil

maldon sea salt

Prepare BBQ pulled beef short ribs and onion jam before making sandwiches. Place bread slices on a work surface; butter one side and turn over, buttered side down. Place one and a half slices of Provolone on two bread slices; top evenly with Blue cheese, BBQ pulled beef short ribs, remaining Provolone and bread, buttered side up. Heat a large skillet or electric griddle over medium heat. Place sandwiches buttered side down and cook, turning once, for 3–4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese has melted.
BBQ pulled beef short ribs: In a 5–6½ quart (5–6.5 L) slow cooker, place 1 lb (450 g) beef short ribs, top with ¼ cup (60 ml) chopped onion, 1 sprig rosemary, 1 sprig thyme and 1 bay leaf. In a bowl, stir together 1 cup (250 ml) barbecue sauce, ½ cup (125 ml) water, 2 tbsp (30 ml) bourbon, 1 tsp (5 ml) grainy mustard, and a pinch each salt and pepper; pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low until meat is very tender, 6–8 hours. Discard rosemary, thyme and bay leaf. Remove ribs and discard bones. With 2 forks, pull meat apart. Skim fat from liquid, and stir in about ¼ cup (60 ml) of the liquid into the meat to moisten.

Onion jam: In a small skillet, heat 1 tsp (5 ml) olive oil over medium heat. Add 1 cup (250 ml) thinly sliced red onion and 2 tbsp (30 ml) granulated sugar; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 2 tbsp (30 ml) cassis liqueur and continue cooking for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally and adjusting heat as necessary. Add 1 tbsp (15 ml) apple cider vinegar and cook another 5 minutes, stirring frequently or until it reaches a jam consistency. Remove from heat immediately. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

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