Spiced Beef Sandwich

Spiced Beef Sandwich
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Spiced Beef Sandwich
Oprah Magazine
Spiced Beef Sandwich

Try this delicious sandwich from Cathal Armstrong, chef at Restaurant Eve in Arlington, Va. It's a bit of a project, but the beef takes on tremendous amounts of flavor and is well worth the wait. With a 4-pound roast, there will be plenty of sandwiches to go around.

10
Servings
21
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  teaspoon  ground clove
  • 1  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 1  teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1  teaspoon  ground mace
  • 1  tablespoon  brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup  salt
  • 1  tablespoon  molasses
  • One 4-pound boneless tied beef rib roast
  • 12  ounces  Guinness
  • Wheat or pumpernickel bread, for serving
  • Pickles, for serving
  • Horseradish, for serving

Directions

In a bowl, mix all of the spices together. Add the molasses and rub the mixture all over the beef. Place in a nonreactive container in the refrigerator for 7 days. Every day, turn and rub the beef.

Place the beef in a large pot and add the Guinness and water to cover. Bring to a simmer and cook until tender but not falling apart, about 3 hours. Remove from heat and let the roast cool in the stock.

When cool, remove the beef and refrigerate until cold before serving. Serve with wheat or pumpernickel bread and pickles. Horseradish can be added to taste.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
1g
1%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
14mg
1%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
9mg
1%
Sodium, Na
24mg
2%
Water
6g
0%

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.

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