This past weekend while I was out of town D made a crockpot roast for dinner on Saturday night. It was a large roast and they had some leftovers, so I decided to use it to make something special for lunch this week for D and the ladies that I make lunches for once a week. I got the inspiration for this from Throwdown with Bobby Flay from the Food Network….a couple of days ago they played a philly cheese steak throwdown show, and a grilled cheese sandwich throwdown show….well, those sandwiches looked soooo good! SO, I decided to make a “cheesesteak panini” type sandwich. Using some awesome sandwich rolls, I shredded the roast, added sauteed peppers and onions (green and red peppers and a regular yellow onion), and top with a slice of provolone cheese. I think placed the sandwiches in my medium hot cast iron skillet, covered them LIGHTLY with a piece of foil (you could also use parchment paper) and then placed another cast iron skillet on the foil to press the sandwiches. I applied light even pressure for about 30 seconds and then flipped the sandwiches and repeated the process. Here’s what they looked like when they were done…..
oh! I almost forgot! I also had mixed mayo with dijon mustard and spread it onto the bread before assembling the sandwiches. D and the ladies LOVED these sandwiches! They thought they were a great change, and thoroghly enjoyed them, even though they were cold when they were eaten.
So, if you have some leftover roast beef (or roast pork or roasted chicken….this sandwich could be made with any of these meats in the same manner), give this a try with your favorite sandwich rolls. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!