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Beef Salad Sandwiches

Beef Salad Sandwiches

Beef Salad Sandwiches

Years ago I spent a Saturday helping out at one of our Lutheran church bazaars, which of course included a lunch.  Everyone brought wrapped plates of sandwiches, salads, and lots of Jello concoctions for people to purchase for lunch.  An older church lady had ground up a pork roast, added mayo and onions and spread it between two pieces of bread.  I was amazed.  I’d never thought to do that with leftover roast pork!

Over the years I occasionally remember those flavors and throw leftover pork or beef roast into the food processor with some chopped onions and pulse a few times.  I stir in mayo, add some salt, pepper and often just a little bit of garlic powder.  I mix well and refrigerate.  It’s best when I mix it a few hours ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend, or even overnight if I’m thinking that far in advance.

Trim beef and cube

Trim beef and cube

My P.S. loves sliced beef or pork for sandwiches so I have to fight him for the leftovers.  Recently I’d made a sirloin roast and really botched up the roasting so that it was quite tough.  The next day I quickly cut up the leftovers and made it into salad for sandwiches.  I toasted the bread as it adds something to the texture and flavor that makes it so much tastier.  I also added fresh spinach and we were very pleased with our sandwiches for dinner that evening.  Old fashioned goodness that can’t be beat!

Pulse beef and onion a few times in the food processor until still fairly large chunks

Pulse beef and onion a few times in the food processor until still fairly large chunks

I rarely see a pork or beef salad sandwich on a menu or a blog anymore, and I think that’s a shame.  Those church ladies knew how to make the best of leftovers!  I’d eat these sandwiches any day over the boring processed sandwich meats in the stores!

To coarsely ground meat and onion add mayo and seasonings to taste

To coarsely ground meat and onion add mayo and seasonings to taste

 You could even add pickles or pepper to the salad but really it is excellent just as is, with simple flavors.

Beef Salad Sandwiches

Beef Salad Sandwiches

Roast Pork or Beef Salad Sandwiches

Leftover roast pork or beef, trimmed and cubed
Chopped onion to taste (about 1/4 cup per lb of meat.  Or chopped green onions)
Mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
A large pinch of garlic powder or minced garlic
Lettuce or spinach for garnish
Toasted slices of bread (I do butter the slices as they’re toasted)

Pulse meat and onion in food processer a few times until smaller chunks.

Stir in just enough mayo to coat the beef and onions but not be soupy. Stir in seasonings to taste and refrigerate, covered, for a few hours or even overnight.

Spread on toasted bread and garnish with lettuce or fresh spinach if desired.Tiara Logo

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