Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Hot Roast Beef Sammies-YUM!
We love hot roast beef sammies with mashed potatoes and gravy. Its one of our favorite comfort meals on a cool fall night or cold winter evening. Add some hot maple glazed carrots and a side salad and you have got yourself one nice tummy warming meal.
I made the roast beef sammies and gravy from a jar of rump roast that I sliced and canned in beef broth last year. A quart jar of the meat will feed 4 adults unless you gave got one 6ft 4 inch hallow from the legs up, son in the house. Then you are lucky is there is enough for 3 adults. LOL
To can the rump roast, I sliced in half from one side to the other because it was too thick as is. Trimmed off what little fat was on them then sliced each half in to 1/4 thick strips. I browned them all in just a tiny amount of olive oil then drained the slices on paper towels to remove as much of the oil as I could. I had made up a beef broth earlier using low sodium beef soup base. I put the strips in quart jars then covered with the hot broth leaving a 1 inch head space. Wiped down the rims and placed the lids and rings on the jars. I then placed the jars in the hot water that was in the pressure canner, put the lid on and processed them for 90 minutes. As you can see from the picture above what little oil and fat that remained floated to the top and semi hardened. It didn't hurt anything.
When I opened the jar to made the hot roast beef sammies I scooped out the fat and then just poured the broth into a skillet, added two cups water because the broth was a little to strong, brought it to a low boil and then added a slurry of cornstarch and water. Once it started to thicken I added the meat in carefully as I didn't want it to fall all apart. I let it simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. When I was ready to serve it I laid 2 pieces of bread on the plate and cut them in half, I removed the top slice, using a slotted spoon I place some of the meat on top of the first slice then added the top slice. Scooped the potatoes between the two halves and then ladle gravy over both. It was yummy and the family didn't leave any left overs. :)
This was my last jar of home canned rump roast so next time I catch rump roast on sale again I will have to buy 4 or 5 more to can. I love having home canned meals at the ready for those days I want and easy cook day. :)