Leftovers don’t happen very often in my house, especially steak. If I do have some, this is what I like to do with them. Mind you, this sandwich is not something you should eat every day BUT it is a nice treat every now and again.
Roasted garlic – If you don’t know how to roast garlic go to the slide show, I’ll explain there.
mushrooms – (I use freeze dried gourmet variety from Costco, make sure you follow the reconstituting instructions)
onion – sliced for caramelizing (about 1/4 cup) and small diced for sauce (2 tbsp)
beef stock – make sure it is unsalted
1 tbsp butter – for caramelizing
clove of garlic
Ounce of slurry (cornstarch and water)
pepperjack cheese (2 slices)
Swiss cheese (2 slices)
mozzarella cheese (2 slices)
bread/bun of choice
In a pan caramelize mushrooms and onions. Make sure you start the mushrooms a few minutes before the onions as they take more time too cook and don’t forget a little salt and pepper to enhance their flavor. When they are done remove them from the pan, add some olive oil and the small diced onions. The pan may be pretty hot at this point so lift it off the jet if the onions start to cook too fast…salt/pepper and add in your unsalted beef stock. Throw in the bay leaf, parsley and clove of garlic. Let simmer for a couple minutes and add a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Continue to simmer (could be 20 mins) until you have the desired taste, remove the parsley, bay leaf, clove of garlic and add the slurry. Stir until you have your desired consistency and then lower the heat. Add the caramelized mushrooms and onions to sauce.
While you are simmering your brown sauce, heat meat in separate frying pan, make sure not to burn it, you are just reheating it. Cut your bread in half and drizzle with olive oil. You can add a dash of salt and pepper too. Place the bread under broiler for a couple of minutes or until it is nice and crispy. Make a paste with your roasted garlic and smear onto the bread.
Now you are ready to assemble your sandwich. Place meat on bread, Swiss cheese, pepperjack cheese, and then mozzarella. Place under the broiler until cheese is melted. Then drizzle desired amount of sauce on top…I like alot.
I served this with a basic potato salad and my husband’s very own home brew…yum.
Basic potato salad:
6 small red potatoes
Boil potatoes in slightly salted water until a fork and penetrate easily. Boil eggs until hard boiled. Cut up potatoes, peel and chop up the eggs, salt and pepper to taste, add mayonnaise and mix.
Don’t forget to check out the slide show!
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