I was expecting to love this, as I like all of the flavors in it. However, it was overpoweringly, cloyingly sweet from the ketchup. I would try it again using a combination of tomato sauce and tomato paste in place of the ketchup. I might also reduce the amount of sauce ingredients by a quarter or a half, as it was pretty soupy.
Rating: 5 stars
This is a great weeknight supper sandwich. It has complex flavor and it's sweet and savory at the same time. I loved the texture of the green apple with the saucy beef. I feel like I just had gourmet take-out!
Went to the Baogette in NY and ate this sandwich. It was delish. I live in Seattle so I am not able to got to this sandwich shop on a regular basis. I was so thrilled to watch the MS episode featuring this very same sandwich. I am even more thrilled to be make this recipe and enjoy this yummy sandwich on the west coast