Saturday I posted a fantastic recipe for slow cooker balsamic beef. Served it over horseradish mashed potatoes with carrots. Divine.
Being just the two of us eating a roast though, we have lots left over, even from a small roast. I’m not complaining though – I LOVE leftovers. I love finding good ways to use them too.
Let me tell you that this beef roast made for some amazing leftovers. We turned the roast into the best balsamic beef and blue sandwiches. They were amazing. We still have enough roast to this again tonight, and I can’t wait. Seriously, they were really that good.
You had me at balsamic. The beef part didn’t hurt either though. Two of my favourite things to eat. Add in the ease of slow cooking, and I couldn’t resist.
This balsamic beef roast, I found on Pinterest. The picture was gorgeous. It comes from a food blog called Shugary Sweets. What a great blog! I’ll definitely be visiting regularly for more amazing food ideas.
As far as the recipe goes, I pretty much stuck to the original exactly, except that I used a smaller roast and added some onion. It is positively delicious. This is a great recipe for a cold fall or winter’s day. It’s comforting and warm. The house smelled divine as this was cooking away in the slow cooker. And it was really good with mashed potatoes. We added some horseradish and sour cream to our mashed potatoes and they really paired well with this beef.
Caesar salad. Doesn’t everyone just love it? To me, Caesar salad is a salad for people who don’t really like salad. It’s like the salad exception. You can get a Caesar salad nearly everywhere – it’s the salad that most places have, because people love the stuff. It’s not fussy, has very few ingredients, and you can throw one together in under 5 minutes. Add some protein and you have a complete meal.
The protein in this meal Caesar salad is beef, and this recipe swaps parmesan cheese for blue cheese.
A very special thank you to my very good friend Sarah for sharing her family’s recipe for the Caesar vinaigrette. Sarah, I love the food brainstorming we do on our regular walks. I look forward to many more lovely conversations on the trail. Thank you for sharing your recipe with me.
French dip sandwiches.
Before meeting my husband, I’d never tried one. I can’t believe I just said that, but it’s true. I’d never had one. He would order them at most any restaurant that would serve them, and I just didn’t get it.
It’s just a sandwich. What’s the big deal?
Then I tried a bite of his one night at the pub. Yes, I’m one of those wives. I bug my husband for bites sometimes. He always obliges though – he’s pretty fantastic that way. Besides, I did it long before we got married, so he knew what he was getting into.
This is the version of the French dip that I came up with. When we tried these sandwiches, I was met with ‘mmms’ of approval.
These French dip (beef dip) sandwiches come together quickly and easily, and the recipe makes lots. Just throw it in your slow-cooker and forget about it.
There seems to be a new cooking rule fast developing in my house. If it’s good without dressing, it’s exponentially better WITH dressing. Yes, I may be addicted to the stuff.
This recipe is adapted from my friend Taimi’s recipe for slow cooker pork chops, which are amazing. I wanted to make something similar, in casserole form. This is what I came up with.
Hope you enjoy it!