Have you ever had real roast beef? Not the kind from Arby’s; homemade tender, fall a part beef on a toasted hoagie roll? That was our lunch today, made in 15 minutes. About a month ago, I made an Italian Beef (bottom round roast) cooked in the crock pot for 8 hours. I shredded the meat and placed 2 cups in quart size bags, along with 2 tablespoons aujus. Last night, I put the bags of meat in my thawing box and it took just a jiffy to whip this lunch up.
First, I toast the hoagie rolls on broil, watching them very carefully. Then I warm the meat in the microwave for 2 minutes. I use a fork to pile on the beef and top it with mozzarella cheese. Provolone slices or mozzarella slices would work well too. Then I moved my broiling pan down to melt the cheese being careful not to burn the bread. The toasted bread holds the meat well and the beef is tender and juicy just like the day I froze it.
I suggest making this right away when you find a good price on a chuck or bottom round roast. It typically goes on sale for less than $3 a pound and buy yourself a big one and you’ll have plenty of leftovers to freeze.
Printable Italian Beef Sandwiches recipe. Click here to see the Italian beef sandwiches on homemade slider rolls.
This recipe is linked to Tasty Tuesday.