Hot Roast Beef Sandwich – sort of Canadian Style

English Roast

Looks good, eh? We’d been hearing about Poutine. If I have it right, that is French fries with a cheese sauce and gravy. Sounds a bit weird, but Canadians seem to think it is really spiffy, so maybe we should try something like that.

This was as close as I could come. A roast beef sandwich on focaccia bread, covered in sautéed mushrooms, and melted Extra Sharp Cheddar. The gravy? Oh, it’s in that pitcher, but we waited for the picture to douse the sandwich with it. The greenies on top are cilantro leaves. Seems like a weird combination, but turns out that it was quite tasty.

Not shown: A plate of sliced tomatoes, avocado wedges, and strawberries.

Everything was gobbled up in record time.


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10 Responses to Hot Roast Beef Sandwich – sort of Canadian Style

  1. gypsy97 says:

    It looks pretty good, although I would never have imagined the combination of ingredients, i.e., french fries on a sandwich.


    • judilyn says:

      I didn’t put any French fries on the sandwich; that’s just what they use in Canada to make Poutine. The topping on the focaccia is just roast beef fingers, sautéed mushrooms, and Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Gary poured gravy on his, and it soaked up the bread like an old-fashioned hot, open-faced roast beef sandwich. He was in hog heaven!


  2. LFFL says:

    What a beautiful pitcher. Next time take a gravy picture, too. It’s sure to tantalize us even more.


  3. Liz says:

    I just had some poutine at the New York Fries yesterday… with lots of cheese oozing and hot gravy, tastes really special. Sometimes I wish I could make my own, Now you should have grilled that cheese to melt and then the gravy and then we’re ready to go… looks lovely!!!


    • judilyn says:

      The cheese did eventually melt. It was room temperature, I put it on top of the meat while it was in the pan, so it picked up heat from that, and, after its portrait was finished, the hot gravy went over the top. I didn’t eat the same thing for lunch that day, so I don’t know how it tasted. Gary said it was good, but not something he would order very frequently.


  4. Clanmother says:

    A heart thanks from this Canadian!!! Yummy!!!


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