Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich

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When’s the last time you made a pot roast?? If you can’t remember, you need to put it on the menu ASAP!! Click here to read how I do pot roast 🙂 Anyway… always make a much bigger pot roast than you need because the use for the leftovers is endless. Here’s one of our favorites… and it’s super easy… and cheesy… what could go wrong?!

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Start by halving a small onion and thinly slicing it…

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add that to a hot pan with a bit of oil to let the onions start to tender.

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Grab your leftover hunk of roast and thinly slice it, add it to the pan with the onions once they start to brown.

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Also add in some of the juices/gravy you saved from your pot roast feast 😉 Always save the juices people… great flavor there. Add a little salt and pepper.

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Grab the bread of your choice. I went with gluten free hot dog buns. You use whatever makes you smile. Pop that onto an oven safe pan and toast the bread a bit until it gets nice and crispy.

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By now your meat and onions should be good and flavorful and warm. Sorry about the lighting here… still haven’t gotten used to this kitchen!!!!

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Oh, and quickly slice up some of your favorite melting cheese…

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Now to assemble. I like to pick out the meat pieces and layer them out in a way that maximizes the beef to bite ratio but keeps everything level. Kinda OCD about my open faced sandwiches 😉

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I like to save the onions for last so they fit nicely on top of the stacked meat. Also, if I had a bell pepper I would have thrown it in with this… or even some jalapeno slices… mmmm

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Once you have your sandwiches assembled to your liking… layer on the cheese.

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Toss those into the oven to toast until the cheese is as melty as you like. I like to catch mine before they get too melty and you lose all the good cheese down the side. No one likes lost cheese 😦

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You can pair these with about anything. I went the super healthy route and tossed in some frozen mini tator tots 🙂 They are soooo tasty 🙂 I’m on a potato kick lately!! You could use this same concept with leftover chicken too. Ready in no time but looks like you put in some effort. LOVE THAT!!

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