My older son does all the cooking for a social club in which he and his fiancé are members. Every Friday the club holds a dinner to raise funds and a couple of weeks ago I asked what he was making that night. He told me the usual Polish favorites and Beef Manhattans. Beef Manhattans? I love when something that’s so simple can sound fancy. Beef Manhattan is simply a hot roast beef sandwich, traditionally served with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Since I made Bam’s Sunday Beef Roast I had plenty of roast left to make Beef Manhattan and it’s a really easy dinner to make. This week I’m all about easy since Remy had an unfortunate encounter with a skunk (his first and hopefully last – more on that later).
First I sliced the leftover roast thinly.
Next I pulled out the gravy that was left and added 1/4 teaspoon of Bam’s Spice Mix, which I used on the roast. The extra spice mix gives the gravy a little added kick. If you don’t have leftover gravy you can use gravy from a jar but do add the spice mix!
I add the sliced beef right into the pot with the gravy to get both nice and hot. I keep this on a low heat so the gravy doesn’t scorch.
Meanwhile I whip up some mashed potatoes, cook a vegetable (this time it’s peas) and get ready to eat! This dinner is so fast and easy!
Some folks use two slices of bread per sandwich and I often do if I’m using regular white bread. Tonight I used Texas toast (since I was making French Toast and sometimes you just want a nice, thick slice of bread.
Bam’s Beef Manhattan
- Bam’s Sunday Beef Roast, sliced thin (enough for as many sandwiches as you need)
- Gravy from Bam’s Sunday Beef Roast or 2 jars of beef gravy
- 1/4 teaspoon Bam’s Spice Mix
- 1 slice of bread per sandwich
- Pour gravy into a large saucepan and heat on low heat.
- Stir in 1/4 teaspoon Bam’s Spice Mix.
- Add sliced beef to pan and spoon gravy over it.
- Continue heating over low heat until beef is heated through.
- Pile beef on bread and serve hot.
I strongly recommend serving the sandwiches with mashed potatoes as this is what makes it a Manhattan.