This Brazilian Coffee Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich recipe is an exotic combination of American and Brazilian fast food traditions! Try it!
In Brazil, we have a very traditional sandwich called Bauru, named after the city with the same name in the state of São Paulo. The delicacy is very similar to the American traditional sandwich from Philadelphia and I could not resist trying an experiment between the two recipes. I added a touch of exotic flavoring with Brazilian coffee, cinnamon, and Tabasco.
Since I like to over spice it, I eat this sandwich with a refreshing Tropical Brazilian Latte on the side!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup sliced onions
- 1 cup sliced homemade roast beef
- garlic powder to taste
- 1/2 tsp sugar, or to taste. optional
- tabasco sauce to taste, optional
- 1 tiny pinch cinnamon powder
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup brewed Brazilian coffee
- salt to taste
- some sliced pickles
- some slices of tomato
- 4 slices Munster Cheese, or to taste
- 1 French bread mini baguette
- Sweat the onion in olive olive oil on a skillet.
- Add the roast beef and cook.
- When done to your taste, season with the garlic powder, sugar, Tabasco sauce, and cinnamon.
- Let cook just until before it starts to brown.
- Add the coffee and simmer.
- Let reduce until before dried.
- Cut the French baguette into 2 halves and toast.
- Make sure the bottom part is sealed by the heat. (don't over toast!)
- On the bottom half add slices of pickles and tomatoes.
- Top the roast beef mix with the cheese and let it melt.
- Pour the "casserole" mix over the bottom half of the sandwich. (Cheese upwards)
- Close the sandwich with the top half of the bread. (Try to make the cheese touch the top bread)
- Stick 2 toothpicks about each 1/4 of the sandwich, near the extremities.
- Cut diagonally into 2 halves.
“Bauru is a popular Brazilian sandwich. The traditional recipe calls for cheese (usually mozzarella) melted in a bain-marie, slices of roast beef, tomato and pickled cucumber in a French bun with the crumb (the soft inner part) removed.
The Bauru has a fairly well-documented history. In 1934, a student, (…) Casemiro Pinto Neto] (nicknamed Bauru), entered Ponto Chic, a traditional eatery, and student hangout, and asked the cook to prepare a sandwich from his specifications. “Bauru’s Sandwich” was an immediate hit, and eventually became the best-selling dish at the place.“
Bauru (sandwich). (2016, October 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01:27, October 29, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bauru_(sandwich)&oldid=746706300
“A cheesesteak, also known as a Philadelphia cheesesteak, Philly cheesesteak, cheesesteak sandwich, cheese steak, or steak and cheese, is a sandwich made from thinly sliced pieces of beefsteak and melted cheese in a long hoagie roll. A popular regional fast food, it has its roots in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.”
Cheesesteak. (2016, December 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:06, December 24, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cheesesteak&oldid=756451729