I know that you’re probably thinking to yourself, “What in the world is a questionable meat melt?” I’m here to tell you, it’s the best way to eat leftover ham, turkey or chicken.
Last year at Christmas we had a ridiculous amount of leftover ham. I mean, I could have fed an army with the amount of ham we had. I decided to make individual sandwiches out of the leftovers and called it a question mark because we were unsure of what we were eating.
I’m a big fan of toasted sandwiches. It’s really all I ever want for lunch. And I’m a big fan of the classic grilled cheese. And basically any sandwich you can think of. But the grilled cheese sandwich has been done.
So, I was thinking, “How can I make this different?” And I thought to myself, “How about I toast it?” And I have to say it was fantastic. The sandwich was toasted to perfection. It was a little crunchier and a little more caramelized. It was like a grilled cheese plus. They were crunchy on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside.
So I decided I had to share it with you because, well, I was absolutely in love with it. And it’s such a great way to use up those leftovers. Not to mention it’s so easy.
Just toast a piece of bread or a muffin, layer it with a piece of cheese and some leftover meat, top it with another slice of bread and pop it in the toaster oven. Mmmmm. Yum!
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped green onion
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped tomato
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, green onion, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Mix until well combined.
- Spread a thin layer of the cheese mixture onto each slice of roast beef.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and olive oil. Once the butter is melted, add the roast beef and cook until browned on both sides.
- Arrange the roast beef slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes.
- In the same skillet, add the green pepper, onion, mushroom, tomato, parsley, and basil. Cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
- Top each roast beef slice with the vegetable mixture.
- Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.