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| Yield 4 | April 27, 2021 | Updated: April 27, 2021 by Kita
Smoked Pit Beef Sandwich
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This smoked pit beef sandwich is a hearty char-grilled eye of round roast sliced thin and drenched in a rich gorgonzola smokehouse cheese sauce with sliced onions and an airy bun for that perfect bite every time.

It started with the roast.

Pause… Iit actually started in a little roadside shop in Maryland, where pit beef stakes its claim to fame.

Unlike a low and slow cook, where the beef shreds for killer bbq sandwiches, this roast only cooks until it reaches medium-rare and then is pulled off the heat to be shaved thin.

It doesn't have the heavy smoke flavor of barbecue and is served wrapped in foil with a peppery horseradish sauce and thin shaved onion. I'm pretty sure there's some major chain that claims to have the beef, but if you want a true sandwich, it starts in industrial pockets of hard-working Americana Maryland.

For those of us who can't pop in off Rt 40 for a foil-wrapped sandwich, here's one to level up your game at home.

What you need:

Slow smoked roast beef is where you want to start for this recipe – here is my base recipe I use every time for char-grilled beef. It's rubbed in a horseradish herb crust and is smoked to just 125 and then allow it to cool. It's a great start for this recipe and the perfect way to use up leftovers.

You'll also need some gorgonzola (splurge on the smoky one for more intense flavor), another melty cheese, like Monterey Jack, heavy cream, White Tux Spice Blend, GirlCarnivore Ooomami Blend, mayo, onion, and soft buns.

Special tools are a deli slicer – if not a well-sharpened knife will do the trick and aluminum foil for steaming the meat.

Making Pit Beef Sandwiches at home:

The trick to good pit beef at home is shaving the beef thin and still keeping everything hot. I like to cool my roast entirely, and then shave off just what I need. The cool temp keeps the meat from becoming soft while slicing.

After the beef is shaved, use steam to bring it back to heat while keeping everything moist.

While the beef steams, a quick aioli is whipped up with a pinch of umami and horseradish.

Lastly, the cheese sauce comes to life – by simmering just a bit of cream enough to stir the crumbly gorgonzola into with extra spices to drown the sandwich in.

All before topping with a thin slice of onion.

TL;DR – Pit Beef, it's delicious and not that complicated. Promise. Meat, cheese sauce, good bread. Bam.

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Pit Beef Sandwiches with Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce

Smoked beef shaved thin piled on top of a soft bun with an ooomami based mayo and drenched in a peppery sauce of gorgonzola and horseradish.

Course: Main Course, sandwich
Cuisine: American

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins

Servings: 4

Calories: 913kcal

IngredientsFor the Pit Beef SandwichFor the Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce
InstructionsSteam the BeefPreheat the oven to 300 degrees
Divide the beef into 4 equal portions and wrap in foil.
Pour the stock evenly into each packet.
Place the packets on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the beef is piping hot.
Make the Ooomami MayoMeanwhile, make the mayo by whisking the mayo, GirlCarnivore Ooomami blend, and horseradish in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
Make the Cheese SauceIn a pan over medium-low heat, whisk the cream with the gorgonzola and Monterey jack cheese.
Add in the Ooomami and White Tux spice blends and whisk until thoroughly combined.
Allow the sauce to thicken over low heat, 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and whisk in the chives.
Assemble the Pit Beef SandwichSlather the buns with the Ooomami Mayo.
Top each bun with 1 packet of the foil wrapped heated beef.
Add sliced onions on top and drizzle with cheese sauce.
Top with remaining bun half and serve immediately.

NotesThis recipe uses leftover shaved beef for the best results. I do not recommend deli beef for this recipe. 

You can substitute blue cheese for gorgonzola if you prefer or omit it altogether and replace with a less fragrant melting cheese if desired. 

If you don't have a deli slicer at home, chill the beef and use a well-sharpened knife for the best chance at super thin slices. 

Nutrition
Nutrition Facts

Pit Beef Sandwiches with Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce

Amount Per Serving (1 g)

Calories 913
Calories from Fat 540

% Daily Value*

Fat 60g92%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 171mg57%
Sodium 3176mg138%
Potassium 704mg20%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 51g102%

Vitamin A 1160IU23%
Vitamin C 54mg65%
Calcium 1034mg103%
Iron 18mg100%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By: Kita
Title: Smoked Pit Beef Sandwich
Sourced From: girlcarnivore.com/smoked-pit-beef-sandwich/
Published Date: 04/27/21

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