Got leftover pot roast? Morph it into this incredible panini sandwich!
Remember when I told you recently about that Slow Cooker French Onion Pot Roast
? Well, now I want to tell you what to do with the leftovers. You have some, right? If not…make it again. You’re going to want leftovers for this.
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The first thing you should know is that this fab dish can be made in about 10 minutes hands-on time after the bread is ready (though if you are doing 3 or 4 sandwiches it will be closer to 15 minutes because of the cooking time). It’s super fast, super easy and super tasty (the terrific three!).
Bake up a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. It’s in the refrigerated section and bakes in about 25 minutes. Total hands off time – and you can make it in the morning for dinnertime if you want.
Once that’s all baked up, warm up some slices of pot roast in a hot skillet (set over a medium burner) – just a minute or two per side. Warm some onions too. Take all that out of the pan and then add some of the juices from the pot roast (the French onion sauce is an amazing au jus).
Then you make the sandwich. Cut off a piece of bread (about ¼ of the loaf) and slice it open (all the way!). Layer the pot roast, onions and a couple slices of Swiss cheese each. Press in a pre-heated panini maker or panini pan for about 2 minutes per side.
Serve the sandwiches up with a little bowl of the warmed au jus. Dipping is simply divine!
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What's your best way to use up leftover roast?Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.