Sliced sous vide beef short ribs, caramelized onion jam, and Havarti cheese come together for one mouthwatering BBQ-inspired upgrade to the classic panini.
Cowboy Short Rib | Serves 4
- 4 pounds (2 kilograms) Short Ribs, boneless, trimmed
- 1/2 cup (125 milliliters) Cattlemens ® Cowboy Rub
- 2 tbsps (30 milliliters) Vegetable Oil
Onion Jam | Serves 4
- 2 tbsps (30 milliliters) Butter
- 2 cups (500 milliliters) Onions, julienne
- 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) Cattlemens ® Memphis Sweet® BBQ Sauce
Panini | Serves 4
- 4 each Sub Rolls, split lengthwise
- 1/2 cup (125 milliliters) Butter, softened
- 1 pound (450 grams) Cowboy Short Rib, sliced
- 1 cup (250 milliliters) Onion Jam
- 1 1/3 cups (320 milliliters) Havarti cheese, shredded
Cowboy Short Rib
- Set immersion circulator to 155°F (68°C) in a water bath. Rub short rib on all sides with Cowboy Rub. Place in vacuum seal bag, or heat safe resealable plastic bag. Vacuum seal, or if using a resealable bag place in water to remove all air before sealing.
- Place bagged short rib in water bath and cook for 24 hours. Remove from water bath and shock in ice bath to cool. Cool completely before removing from bag.
- Once removed from bag, discard excess liquid. Slice as desired. Hold refrigerated until service.
- In a sauté pan melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until translucent.
- Add Memphis Sweet BBQ Sauce and cook, stirring, until caramelized. Cook completely and hold refrigerated until service.
- Set panini press to medium high. For each serving, butter sub roll liberally with 2 tablespoons (30 ml) softened butter on both the outside and the cut edge of the roll.
- On the heel of the roll place 4 ounces of sliced short rib, 1/4 cup (60 ml) of onion jam, and 1/3 cup (70 ml) of shredded Havarti. Top with crown of the roll.
- Cook in panini press until golden brown and cheese is fully melted. Cool slightly before cutting. Serve hot.
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