Steak sliders with brie and cranberry recipe

by Jon Sullivan - 2019-09-12 - Food

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This is a lot of work for a sandwich, but it's damn tasty.

This sandwich has a boat load of complex flavor. The spicy seared beef, a very tangy and unique cranberry sauce, mushroomy brie. I'll be honest, the main reason I made it was it's so photogenic. But it's a really good sandwich.

If you don't like brie for some reason I'd suggest swiss cheese.

You can use fresh cranberries rather than canned, but I actually prefer the canned. And the cranberry sauce is delicious just by itself.

For the meat, just make a steak however you like and slice it super thin. I prefer sous vide as it's easier to get all the various factors perfect. it's not as cheap, as you need the sous vide heater, and a vacuum sealer. But a grill and good charcoal aren't cheap either. And no matter how good a grill master you are, sous vide just does it better and easier. That's my opinion anyway. I've been using that Anova unit with great success.

Instructions :

  • Prepare the steak. How much marinade you need depends on how you're using it. If you are grilling or pan cooking the steak, marinate it for 1-2 hours before cooking. If you are sous vide cooking it, just add a small amount of the marinade to the vacuum bag when you seal it. Let it rest in either case, then slice very thin.

  • Add all ingredients for the cranberry sauce to a saucepan and simmer slowly until it's thickened and syrupy. Let it cool and it will thicken more.

  • Put the sliced brie on your toasted bun bottoms and melt the cheese using a broiler or torch.

  • Stack the thinly sliced beef on top of the cheese. Add a small portion of the cranberry sauce. Top with a few leaves of arugula.

  • Enjoy.

    Meat and marinade : (I sous vide the meat and marinade and then sear before slicing)

    1 pound steak of your choice
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    salt and pepper
    soy sauce
    Worcestershire sauce
    balsamic vinegar
    red wine
    garlic powder
    dried ginger

    Balsamic cranberry sauce :

    1/2 cup prepared whole cranberry relish
    1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
    1/3 cup water
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped fine
    1 teaspoons fresh ginger grated

    For plating :

    brie sliced
    arugula for topping
    slider buns, toasted

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