Shredded Beef Sandwiches with Sriracha Mayo

Last Friday when I posted my recipe for Shredded Beef Taquitos, I mentioned that I would share a recipe for the awesome sandwiches I made the next day with the left over beef. First I wanted to jazz up the beef a little bit so I cooked it with some chopped serrano peppers, garlic and sliced onions. However,  it was the addition of a quick sriracha mayo that made this sandwich absolutely delicious.

Sriracha has been one of my favorite condiments since I first found it at the Mongolian grill where Ryan and I had our first date. I know, I know messy food for a first date, but I was 15 and I wasn’t one of those girls who would only eat salad in front of boys. Sure I’d eat a salad, if it was followed by a delicious pasta :)  But back to the sriracha. I love sriracha because it adds a nice spicy kick to many different meals. It goes well with stirfries, pizza and even eggs. Heck my little sister would even squirt some on potato chips. For this meal, I mixed it with a little rice wine vinegar and some mayo to make a perfect spread for my sandwich.

Shredded Beef Sandwiches with Sriracha Mayo Recipe

Makes 3 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons sriracha (depending on how spicy you want it)
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 serrano peppers, diced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cups cooked shredded beef
  • 3 french bread rolls or hoagie rolls



Whisk together mayonnaise, rice vinegar, sriracha, salt and pepper. (Note: Mayo will be thin , but should be spreadable. If it appears too thin add a little more mayo.) Chill for 30 minutes.


Preheat oven broiler.


Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook garlic, peppers and onions until slightly softened, 3-5 minutes.


Stir in shredded beef. Cook until warmed through. About 3 minutes.


Toast bread under broiler just until browned.


For each sandwich, pile meat mixture on bottom half of bun. Spread sriracha mayo on top of bun, place on top of meat mixture. Serve



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  • Reply
    May 30, 2009 at 7:51 am

    You’re welcome Marta! The mayo is delicious and I think it would work well on other things too.
    Thanks Cassie! It’s nice to hear that you made the cookies, and even better to hear that they didn’t last long :)
    Thanks Kevin! That chipotle mayo sounds wonderful!

  • Reply
    May 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Nice looking sandwich! I have done chipotle in adobo mayonnaise before. I will have to try sriracha mayo next.

  • Reply
    May 19, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Love it. Oh and I make your fudge cookie. They didn’t stick around very long.

  • Reply
    May 19, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Great sandwich Des! I like using the same components a bit differently, from the taquitos to this sandwich! the mayo must really add a different spin. I’ve never tried it, but now I feel that I will!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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