Coast Cooking

Coast Cooking: Roast beef leftovers? Try a po-boy

By JULIAN BRUNT

Special to the Sun Herald

Make a roast beef po-boy out of those leftovers.
Make a roast beef po-boy out of those leftovers.

If you were feeling contrary this Christmas, and decided to make a big roast beef instead of a traditional turkey, you may have leftovers of a different sort to deal with.

You could just re-heat it and serve it again as you did on the big day, or you could slice it, whip up some horseradish mayonnaise and have sandwiches, but why not make a Coast special? A roast beef and gravy po-boy.

You may be surprised at how good your homemade roast beef po-boy is. It is simple to do.

ROAST BEEF PO-BOY

Leftover roast beef, chopped

1 chopped onion

1 chopped bell pepper

3-4 cloves garlic

1-2 cups beef stock

Salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes

Sauté the onions and bell pepper until soft, add the garlic and cook 2 minutes more. Add the beef stock and 1/3 of the leftover beef and simmer until you have a nice stock. Taste and season as necessary. Add the remaining beef and simmer until thick. Toast a po-boy loaf, garnish as you like, but I recommend it be fully dressed, pile on the beef and dig in. Make sure to have plenty of paper towels on hand.

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