Sandwich Report Card: El Toro

Learn the history behind Phil's BBQ in San Diego and get the recipe for their El Toro sandwich.
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El Toro from Phil's BBQ

El Toro from Phil's BBQ

On the West Coast, 3 sandwiches go head-to-head for a chance to be the regional champ. The second of these is the El Toro from Phil's B*B*Q. Get the facts on this contender and the recipe so you can make it at home.







Sandwich:
El Toro


Where to Find It:
Phil's B*B*Q
3750 Sports Arena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110


History:
Phil Pace followed his father's advice to only cook what he knows best. Phil created a top-secret recipe for BBQ rubs and sauce and wanted to share it with the people of San Diego. He opened Phil's B*B*Q in 1998 and later opened a second location in 2010.


BITE Score Rating:
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Recipe:
Ingredients
* Kaiser Roll
* Deli-sliced Tri-Tip
* BBQ Sauce

Directions
* Marinate Tri-Tip with Phil’s double secret marinade (if you can figure it out!)
* Place Tri-Tip on mesquite grill and cook to medium-rare
* Allow Tri-Tip to cool, then slice thin on the bias, against the grain
* Place sliced Tri-Tip back on the mesquite grill and ladle a generous amount of Phil’s BBQ Sauce over the sliced meat
* Allow sauce to caramelize on the meat
* Remove the meat from the grill and pile it high on a fresh toasted Kaiser Roll. Top with more of Phil’s BBQ Sauce
* Enjoy!

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