Can't make it down to the Big Game at NRG Stadium? Or perhaps the price of admission for Super Bowl LI is a little too high. Either way, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons fans can make this delicious short rib sandwich at home. Heck, everyone should make this sandwich; it's that good.
Braised beef short ribs
INGREDIENTS 1 lb. beef short ribs 1 tsp. kosher salt ½ tsp. black pepper 2 tbsp. flour 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 dark beer (preferably Houston's Saint Arnold) 16 oz. beef stock
Season short ribs with salt and pepper, and dredge in flour.
Place Dutch oven on medium heat. Add oil, and sear short ribs on each side 5 to 6 minutes. Set aside.
Place onion and garlic in same pot and cook 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
Add short ribs, beer and beef stock, cover and let simmer for 2½ hours.
Remove and let cool. Pull and shred beef.
INGREDIENTS 16 oz. cheddar cheese 4 oz. cream cheese 4 oz. mayonnaise ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper 4 oz. pimento, diced 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
Place cheddar cheese and all remaining ingredients in a mixer.
Mix until all ingredients are combined, about 3 minutes.
For each sandwich
2 Texas toast slices 3 oz. pimento cheese
4 oz. short ribs 1 tbsp. butter, melted Fried pickles (on side)
INSTRUCTIONS Spread melted butter on one side of each slice of bread. Heat flat grill to medium. Place pimento spread on nonbuttered side of both slices. Place pulled short rib on top of pimento spread. Close sandwich. Place on grill for about 2 minutes on each side. Makes 4 sandwiches.