17 July, 2019
Philly Steak Sandwich Recipe – A Great Way To Use Leftover Beef!
In my last post, I told you about how my first time cooking an eye of round went! I was actually pleased with it. there were a few things I think I could do to give it more flavor, and I will try that next time. I was also hoping that my readers would give me some good suggestions to try. You can find my post on how to cook an eye of round here: How to Cook An Eye Of Round.
I know this cut of meat was on the large side, even for my large family, so I decided to make a Philly Steak Sandwich Recipe out of the leftovers. I actually liked these better that the way I served the meat yesterday, and I am not a person who likes sandwiches that much. It might be because my husband helped me put these sandwiches together and his touch is what made them so good!
Slice Your Meat
First you need to slice your left over meat very thin. You will need a good sharp knife for this task! Since my meat was so tender, it sliced very well.
Put the meat with reserved meat drippings in a skillet. Bring the meat and juice to just a simmer. You only want to warm the meat up, not cook it further. Turn the heat off when the meat gets heated through.
While your meat is heating, slice onions, peppers and mushrooms. Sauté vegetables in a medium skillet with a couple tablespoons of cooking oil till they are crisp tender. I use peanut oil or coconut oil because they are healthier fats and cook well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Choose a good bun. For these, my husband, who was the main chef, chose a French sub sandwich bun. They were not pre-sliced so we had to slice them. A good bread knife or sharp knife makes this task so much easier!
Butter your buns and put them on a baking pan, cut side up. Heat oven to broiler setting and toast for 2-3 minutes. Watch them carefully so you do not burn them!
Now put your sandwich together. On your toasted bun, stack the amount of meat desired, a slice of Swiss cheese, and cooked vegetables. Place top of bun on top and serve! This makes a very yummy sandwich!
Do you have other suggestions of what can be used with leftover beef? Particularly cooked eye of round? Leave me your suggestions in the comment section below.