When I take the time to make sandwiches, I want to make gourmet, out-of-the-ordinary sandwiches. Since I purchased a waffle maker not too long ago, I decided to make a waffle sandwich, inspired by my visit to the famous Bruxie in Los Angeles. This slow-roasted balsamic beef waffle sandwich ended up being the best, most delicious sandwich I have made so far. It is a must-try!
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
Braising beef or any protein for that matter takes a long time to complete, but it’s actually very easy to do. The basic idea is to put everything in a pot or baking dish and let it cook in low heat over a long period of time. This allows the fat and muscles to break down, making the beef incredibly tender. My beef was tender after cooking for a total of 3 hours; I was able to shred it by just gently wiggling a fork!
Now for the waffles, I have tried different batters before but I found this one to be the best so far. The batter has a minimum amount of sugar and doesn’t call for any vanilla, making it appropriate for a savory sandwich. The addition of a whipped egg white also yields a light airy waffle. My waffle maker makes round waffles but you can also use a square waffle maker.
If you want your waffles to be extra crispy, pop them in a toaster for a minute or two.
Now I tried the beef by itself and the waffle by itself, but once all the components were put together…holy moly is this balsamic beef waffle sandwich finger-lickin’ good! The pickled onions added the needed crunch and tartness while the creamed horseradish add a little spice to the sandwich. The beef, oh the beef, tasted even better than it smelled and was o so tender. I am a sandwich fanatic, but I have to say, this is probably the best I’ve ever made.
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