The Best Thing I Ever Ate…

Okay, so it’s on the long list of best things I’ve ever ate!

Growing up, every Friday a local grocery store deli had a special on Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches. They even had the He-man special, which was an extra helping of mashed potatoes {who could go wrong with that!} I always loved that meal and was sad when I could never find it anywhere.

Then one day over a year ago, it hit me like a ton of bricks! I could easily remake my favorite childhood memory at home & I’ve been enjoying it ever since! I could easily eat this once a week, but I’m sure the hubby would get tired of it.

It’s super easy to make. I cook a roast in the crock pot with carrots {I added onions to this week’s roast for a change} and let it cook all day. Then I make mashed potatoes with it and have roast, potatoes and carrots for dinner. I also make a gravy out of the juice in the crock pot using a little water and cornstarch to thicken it. Then I make sure there are left overs {this was so good that I wasn’t sure I was going to have left overs}!


Doesn’t this just look so yummy?!?!?!??! I could totally go for this again this week!


After warming up all of the leftover items, I take two slices of bread and add a little gravy over the top. To make my gravy go a little further, since I didn’t have a lot left over, I made a package of brown gravy according to directions and then added the leftover gravy.


Then I top it with the shredded beef.


And I put the other slice of bread on top. I always loved how soggy the bread got from the gravy!


Next, I cut it in half in triangles and separated them on the plate.


I added my homemade mashed potatoes in between the two slices of the sandwich.


Then I topped the whole thing off with the best part, the gravy! I left the onions and carrots in the gravy for extra flavor.


O.M.Gee I am getting so hungry for this again just writing up this post! So next time you have left over roast and don’t know what to do with it, definitely make this! Or, just make a roast for the entire purpose of making this dish! You won’t be disappointed!




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