Ugly, isn’t it?
But delicious. SO delicious.
In high school, my friends and I would always end our night at Eat n Park…..those of us from the Pittsburgh area shun things like Denny’s. Anyway…. Eat n Park (along with having those delicious smiley cookies) had these smothered sandwiches….roast turkey or roast beef. They came in white bread, drowning in fake gravy..and they were FANTASTIC. They were usually what I ended up ordering while we were there getting a midnight snack.
These are reminiscent, but contain actual food products…which is always an upgrade.
They’re also very similar to french dip sandwiches, and are made predominately in the crockpot.
Smothered Roast Beef Sandwiches
2-4 lb beef roast
1 packet onion soup mix
1/2 cup water
4 garlic cloves, kept whole
8 slices of bread (I used a homemade white sandwich, anything will do)
4 slices provolone cheese
1 cup water
5 tbsp flour
– Place the beef roast in the crockpot with the 4 whole garlic cloves
– Gently mix the onion soup mix and 1/2 cup of water together and add to the crockpot
– Cook on low 8 hours
– Remove beef from crockpot and shred on a cutting board. Transfer the juice in the crockpot to a medium saucepan; fish out the soft garlic cloves
– Bring the juices to a boil over medium/medium-high heat. Meanwhile, thoroughly mix the 1 cup of water and 5 tbsp of flour together
– Once the juices come to a boil, gently stir the flour/water mixture in to create a gravy; you may not need it all and can add about half and then let the gravy start to thicken; if you want it thicker, add more. Taste test it and add any salt or pepper you’d like
– Preheat your oven’s broiler on low (if you have settings)
– Place 4 slices of bread on a cookie sheet, top with shredded beef and a provolone slice; broil until provolone beings to melt then remove from oven
– Top the sandwiches with the second piece of bread, and then spoon gravy all over the top; enjoy!