Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pot Roast Panini

Last night's meal was a delicious pot roast with smashed potatoes and carrots. Ever since I made my first roast in a crockpot years and years ago, I've been unable to attempt cooking it in any other fashion because there simply cannot be any easier or more delicious recipe out there anywhere. I season the roast liberally with Montreal steak seasoning, plop it in the crockpot, dump in a can of beef broth, set it on low, cover it and forget it. Eight hours later I have meat that is so tender and juicy and falling apart all over itself. It's crazy yummy.

Here's the problem though. None of us are big fans of leftover meat, especially beef. Back when all the kids were still living at home, we could pretty much take care of a roast in one meal. Now, however, there are only three of us and last night we had as much meat leftover as we'd eaten. What to do with the leftovers that didn't involve the dog. Hmmm... I bet that juicy, gravied meat would do well in a panini! For lunch today, I first caramelized one whole sliced onion in a little bit of olive oil. I then spread a little mayo and a little horseradish on some slices of roasted garlic bread that I had in the freezer. Then I topped the bread with gruyere cheese, the onions, then the pulled pot roast. A few minutes on the panini press melted the cheese into all shades of gooey. Delicious!

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