Sliced Roast Beef has a great taste of its own. Therefore we must be careful not to drown it and lose the original beef flavours.
Having said that, there are some great recipes that do amazing things to leftover roast beef slices.
Some of the best recipes come from America’s Delis, the spiritual home of sliced roast beef, while Australia has provided some great new twists on what to do with roast beef. The British prefer their roast beef warm and in the midlands (around Birmingham) the hot roast beef sandwich shop is a common feature.
In the far east, Asian cooks have taken what you an do with left-over roast beef to a whole new level.
Here are some of our favourite recipes for roast beef slices:
Elegant and delicious. They work very well as finger buffet food. Create a mixture of
- 200g tub of Ricotta cheese
- 1 clove garlic
- small handful of chives
- 1 roasted red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced lengthways
- Small pinch of Salt
- Good portion of Black Pepper
Place a tablespoonfull of the mixture onto each slice of roast beef and roll them into cigar shaped tubes. You can serve cold, or heat in the oven for 20 Minutes at 180c. Yo can also try placing them all in an oven dish and pouring over an italian tomato sauce before baking for 40 minutes.
In this way what was finger food becomes a substantial meal.
British Hot Roast Beef Sandwich
Simplicity itself, but not a ‘leftovers’ dish. A generous helping of freshly carved roast beef is placed in a large well-buttered bread roll. A very thin scrape of fiery-hot Norfolk mustard is spread on top and a small ammount of thick gravy is poured over. The roll is finished by adding a handfull of watercress and a splash of tomato ketchup and is then seasoned with pepper.
Sounds unimpressive, but this is a true taste sensation.