Chew This… and Smile

by zesty on April 27, 2011 · 2 comments

Ever have leftover food and not know what to do with it?

I had some beef shank left over from last week sitting in the fridge and I wanted to use it up.  I thought what better way then to make a beef sandwich.  Exactly what I did.

How about fresh cheese baguette, tender beef, spiked relish, hint of jalapeno and mozzarella cheese?  Yeah I know, it was holy YUM!

I used what I had on hand, I think another cheese would have worked better but you do with what you have.  The relish was the star of the show, it was paired up with a little mustard, dash of ginger to give it a kick that goes so well with beef.

Ingredients

  • Cheese baguette
  • Beef ( cooked and pulled apart)
  • 2 Tbsp. Relish
  • 1 Tsp. Mustard
  • 1/2 Tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 Tsp. Ginger
  • Mozzarella cheese ( shredded )
  • 1 Tsp. Jalapeno pepper ( chopped)

Method

  • Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400 Degrees F.
  • Slice open the baguette leaving one side still in tact.
  • In a small bowl, take relish, mustard, red pepper flakes and ginger and mix together.  Add Jalapeno and toss.
  • Smear one side of the bread with the relish mixture, top with the cooked beef and add the cheese a top that.
  • Close the sandwich, cover with tinfoil and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: For an extra crunch, you can remove the tin foil with 4 minutes to go or put the sandwich directly on the grill.  I like to cook it covered for the first little while to make sure I can cut through the bread with my teeth.

I am off.  Big day at the office, must shower and clean up so I look somewhat presentable.  Have a super mid week Wednesday, enjoy the cloudy weather with rain showers for the next 5 days.  I am guessing it is sunny somewhere.  Tell me it is sunny somewhere!  Talk to you Friday.

Take care

zesty

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1 Lauren at Keep It Sweet

Sometimes leftovers are even better than the original. Great looking sandwich!

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2 Sues

Wow, this does look absolutely amazing! It’s lunchtime and I’m hungry :)

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