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Mitten Sandwiches

Although you don't wear them, these cute mitten-shaped sandwiches are sure to warm you up. Frozen bread dough is formed into mitten buns, then filled with a slow-cooked barbecue beef filling shared by Charm Holman from Springfield, Missouri.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    6 sandwiches


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • Red liquid food coloring
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup grape jelly


  • Place the roast in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the meat is tender.
  • Meanwhile, divide bread dough into eighths. Tint two portions with red food coloring; divide red portions into thirds. Roll each into a 3-in. rope; set aside. For each mitten, flatten one white portion into a 4-in. oval. Place on a greased baking sheet. With a sharp knife or kitchen shears, make a 1-1/2-in. diagonal cut into side of oval toward the center for the thumb. Tuck tip under to form a round thumb; spread thumb and mitten apart.
  • For cuff, place a colored rope below each mitten; pinch edges together and flatten slightly. In a small bowl, beat egg and water; brush over dough (dough does not need to rise). Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Remove roast from slow cooker; discard juices. Shred beef with a fork and return to slow cooker. Add the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, ketchup and jelly; heat through. Split mitten rolls; fill with shredded beef.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 665 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 1077mg sodium, 85g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein.
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