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Jeff Mauro’s Jewish Brisket Sandwich Recipe

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Let’s join Food Network Asia’s Jeff Mauro as he shows us how to turn the humble sandwich into a gourmet meal! This time, with lots of photos for you to drool over the charming Sandwich King!

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Just last week, I was invited to the #AFCStudio to Meet Food Network Asia’s Sandwich King, Jeff Mauro! Do you know that you can actually make over 200 recipes out of the simple daily staple – BREAD? Now, here’s what we call “Bread Talk”! Come, let’s get into action & let the #SandwichKing show you how to construct his Jewish Brisket Sandwich with Smoked Mozzarella & Red Cabbage Slaw!

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(4 servings)
One 4-pound beef brisket
Kosher salt & coarsely ground black pepper
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
2 celery stalks, cut into chunks
1 large carrot, cut into chunks
1 yellow onion, cut into chunks
2 cups red wine
2 cups beef stock
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 bay leaves
3 or 4 fresh thyme sprigs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp stone-ground mustard
4 onion rolls, buttered & toasted until golden
8 slices smoked mozzarella

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
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  3. Sprinkle the brisket liberally on both sides with 1 tablespoon salt & some pepper.
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  5. Place a large Dutch oven or heavy-based pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil. Add the brisket & sear on all sides until deep golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
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  7. Remove the brisket & set aside.
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  9. Add the garlic, celery, carrots & onions & cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Deglaze the pot with the wine & let simmer, about 1 minute. Then, use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pot.
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  11. Add the stock, rosemary, bay leaves & thyme.
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  13. Add the brisket back to the pot fat-side up, cover & roast in the oven until the brisket is fork tender, about 3 hours.
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  15. Transfer the brisket to a cutting board & let it rest, about 15 minutes. Strain out the vegetables & skim off some of the excess fat & reserve the jus. Slice the brisket thinly across the grain.
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  17. Whisk the mayonnaise & mustard until well blended in a small bowl. Smear the top of the rolls with the mayonnaise mixture liberally. Place the mozzarella on the bottom of the rolls, pile high with the brisket & ladle the jus over top. Top with the #RedCabbageSlaw.
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Red Cabbage Slaw
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 1/2 lemons)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced jarred cherry peppers
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
1/2 head red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper

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  1. Whisk the lemon juice, vinegar & sugar in a medium bowl. While whisking, slowly add the oil until smooth.
  2. Add the cherry peppers, shallots & cabbage. Taste & season with salt & pepper.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap & set aside in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Yield: 4 cups.

Carrot Cranberry Salad
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
4 cups shredded carrots (about 8 medium)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp celery seed

jeff mauro jewish brisket sandwich recipe
  1. Whisk the mayonnaise, oil, honey & vinegar in a small bowl. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  2. Toss the carrots, cranberries, pecans & celery seeds in a medium bowl. Add the mayonnaise-oil mixture & toss until well combined.
  3. Cover the bowl & refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Remember Sandwich King screens new episodes every Wednesday at 2000 hrs (SIN/HK) on Food Network Asia (StarHub channel 433)! Encore episodes air Mondays at 1430 hrs & Fridays at 0730 hrs. #JeffMauro will also appear in the series $24 in 24, premiering on Food Network Asia in Q4 2013.

Thank again Food Network Asia, for the invitation!

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For more of #FoodNetWorkAsia, check out my previous event @ Up Close & Personal with Food Network Asia’s Pat & Gina Neely!


  1. It is lunch time for me now, Shirley...looking at this really makes me yearn for them! Coincidentally I have a loaf of bread here but all I can do with it is to eat it toasted with jam.. sigh..

    1. Reana, be sure to check out Jeff's recipes for more inspiration!

  2. Thank you for the 'secret' recipe.. hahaahha~

  3. Oh my heavens Shirley. That just may be the most gorgeous brisket sandwich I have ever seen. Love, love, love the carrot cranberry salad too! Oh how I wish I could just dive in!

    Thank you to you and your guests for sharing...

    1. Louise, sounds like u're a huge fan of sandwiches! Happy cooking, dear!

  4. Sounds like a marvelous sandwich, Shirley! What a fun event!

    1. Liz, it's always such fun attending these events :)

  5. Thanks for sharing! Sounds fab! Bread is indeed a versatile ingredient.

  6. This surely is an elaborated sandwich. Lots of work are involved but it's really a complete meal....

    1. DS, that's why this is called gourmet sandwich. Heehee!

  7. We do love our brisket. This sandwich sounds great, love the addition of smoked mozzarella.

    1. Lori, thks for coming by & sharing your thoughts with us! Hope to see more of u here :)

  8. wow, it consumes a lot of time and effort to cook this! must be very good :)

  9. I am curious to taste this unique sandwich. This looks like healthy food and may cherish guests. I am hopeful to get few more Best Indian Food Recipes from your end.

    1. ZK, thks for popping by! Well, I don't do Indian recipes but I've a handful of Indian bloggers who possess really good cooking skills. Do chk out their blogs from my comments boxes :)

  10. Hi Shirley,

    Live demonstration is always fun!

    You are lucky meeting these cook shows stars in persons! I like watching the Neely when I was in US but never get much chances to watch any the food network shows here in Australia.


    1. Zoe, yes indeed! I'm really honoured to be invited to these cooking shows. Oh, that's such a pity :< Hope they'll come to u soon......

  11. Hi Shirley, looks like such great fun! Love that beef sandwich!

    1. Mich, I had a great time there with my guest! Certainly hope to attend more of these.... so much to learn :)

  12. A complete meal.. I'm sure it tastes great Shirley.. Loved it :-)

    1. Nila, great that u're enjoying it too! Have a good weekend!

  13. it looks easy & so delicious! i would like to see u cooking your own recipe on AFC or Food Network Asia! :)

    1. Aemy, hahaha! Ok, ok, I'll appear in your dreams :) U're so sweet!

  14. Wow!!!! You just shared the recipes and I appreciate them. Thanks heaps!
    I have always been making wild guesses at the ingredients of the fabulous sandwiches I ate in US.

    1. TM, gonna make them for bfast for your lovely wife? Heehee! Happy cooking!


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