Feast your eyes on this glorious Roast Beef Melt. Crispy, garlic infused, toasted bread, layered with still red, juicy roast beef, topped with melted mozzarella. I think I may have gone to foodie heaven with this creation, which contains NO gluten or lactose, but was still just as delicious.
Quick, easy, and no clean up required if you use Aluminum Foil, now that's what I'm talking' about!
Ill save the story for AFTER the recipe, keep in mind, I used ingredient that suited my limitations, such as gluten free bread or lactose free butter and cheese, use what works for YOU and your body!
Roast Beef Melt
1 - 2 Slices Bread (GF Udi's for me)
Sliced Roast Beef Cold-cut*
Minced Garlic to taste
1/2 Tbsp. Butter (Earth Balance DF)
Go Veggie Mozzarella Shreds
*Please ensure your coldcuts are GF by checking the ingredient label or brand statement. Boar's Head and Wegmans are both GF options I trust and use*
WHILE PREPARING - leave your Roast Beef Coldcut on the counter to get a bit to room temperature so it doesn't go STRAIGHT from the fridge to the broiler.
1. Toast your bread, leave it a bit on the underdone side (no brown) since you will be sticking it in the broiler. Unless of course, you like rock hard bread :)
2. Turn broiler on (if you have a high or low setting, use high, BUT YOU MUST WATCH IT)
2. Spread butter and minced garlic (about 1 tsp.) on both slices of bread
3. Layer your Roast Beef Slices, pile it high or only use a few, your choice
4. Stick your bread and beef in the broiler for two minutes IF your meat is still ice cold
5. Sprinkle cheese shreds or sliced cheese over the warmed meat, stick back in the broiler for 2-5 minutes, until cheese begins to bubble and turn golden brown
6. EAT IMMEDIATELY, dip in Au Jus sauce, Ketchup, Mayonaise, or my favorite, Ketchup AND Mayo mixed :)
- Make sure your broiling rack is close to the top
- DO NOT LEAVE THE KITCHEN WHILE DOING THIS, it is VERY easy to overcook!
- You COULD add veggies to this, but, let's be serious, if it ain't broke don't fix it :)
- Serve with homemade french fries by slicing up potatoes or sweet potatoes and baking
- You can use rolls or Italian Bread for this as well
- Do you have a favorite dipping sauce?
- What's your go to melt/sandwich?