Red Braised Beef Sandwiches

Hsiao-Ching Chou
Hsiao-Ching Chou
November 19, 2021
Red braising uses a soy sauce-based liquid to flavor the featured protein. This version uses sous vide mode in the Anova Precision Oven to produce succulent beef slices for the sandwich. Using the probe will help you know when the beef is perfectly cooked. Note: You will have to make the shao bing recipe (also in the Oven App) in advance.
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Red Braised Beef Sandwiches
2 cups
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
dry red or white wine
1 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp
black bean garlic sauce
scallion, trimmed and sliced into 2-inch pieces
3 (1/4- by 2-inch) slices
fresh ginger
2 cloves
garlic, peeled
1 tsp
Sichuan peppercorns
dried red chile
star anise pod
1 lb
boneless beef shank or knuckle, cut into 2 large pieces
1 batch
prepared shao bing (see note)
¼ cup
hoisin sauce
½ cup
chopped fresh cilantro
½ cup
chopped preserved Chinese mustard greens
Hot sauce (optional)

1. Preheat the Oven

Sous Vide Mode: On
Steam: Off
Temp: 150°F
Heat: Rear

2. Make Braising Liquid

In a medium bowl, stir together the water, soy sauce, wine, sugar, black bean garlic sauce, scallion, ginger, garlic, Sichuan peppercorns, chile, and star anise.

3. Prepare Beef

Place the beef in a 9-inch square baking dish. Add the braising liquid. Insert the probe into the thickest part of the largest piece. Cover the baking dish with foil.
Prepare Beef

4. Cook

Transfer to the oven, attach the probe, and cook until the probe reaches its target temperature, 1 to 2 hours.
Sous Vide Mode: On
Steam: Off
Temp: 150°F
Heat: Rear
145°F Probe Target

5. Rest and Slice

Let the beef rest while you gather the sandwich ingredients. Remove the beef from the braising liquid and slice thinly across the grain.
Rest and Slice

6. Build Sandwiches and Serve

Slice open the shao bing without separating the halves. Spread a layer of hoisin sauce on the bottom. Add slices of beef and top with the cilantro and mustard greens. Drizzle on hot sauce, if desired. Serve with chips.
Build Sandwiches and Serve
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