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Prime Rib French Dip with Thyme Au Jus

This sandwich is seriously delicious! It is hearty, meaty, gooey and gets a little soggy when you dip it, which is so perfect with the crispy bread!  Do yourself a favor and use the sliced prime rib available in the deli to make this french dip extra special.  If you can’t get fresh sliced prime rib than just grab roast beef and still make this sandwich!


IMG_2123The line up: sliced prime rib, white cheddar cheese, basil, a fresh ciabatta roll, au jus and fresh thyme.

Optional add ons:  pesto, sriracha aioli, arugula, different cheese, tomato and more!

IMG_2125In a small pan simmer together au jus concentrate with some chicken stock, beef broth or water.  Toss in a sprig of thyme to enhance the flavor.

IMG_2126Cut ciabatta roll in half and smear pesto on each side. Or do pesto on one side and sriracha aioli on the other like I did for my husbands!! Place a few basil leaves on one side.

IMG_2127Pile it up with some aged white cheddar (sliced thin so it will melt)

IMG_2129Assemble the sandwich and toast for a few minutes to melt the cheese if desired.  Dip in au jus and enjoy!

A couple tips:

*Dip meat in warm au jus before piling it onto the bread to enhance the flavor and to warm it up.

*Grill the sandwich for a few minutes if you want melted cheese. Otherwise just serve once assembled.

*Add a sauce (pesto or sriracha aioli like listed above) or your own favorite to moisten the roll a little.

*Trim the sliced prime rib to remove excess fat so your sandwich doesn’t end up too tough

*Go make this sandwich now and ENJOY! It literally takes minutes to assemble!


Deli Style Reuben Sandwich {made at home}

Gooey cheese, crispy bread, tangy sauerkraut, spicy sriracha aioli, creamy pesto, hearty pastrami and crunchy arugula.  How much more of a description do you need before you go and make this sandwich!?!? This is a serious sandwich and it will feel like you are at any sandwich shop with just a few simple steps.  Seriously, just go make it.

IMG_2051Check out all those layers

IMG_2042A few of the items you need…

IMG_2044Add some pesto to one slice of rye bread and some sriracha aioli to the other. Be generous! You’ll thank me later!

I made my pesto but it is an easy thing to grab while at the market

IMG_2046Pile your bread high with fresh sliced deli pastrami and swiss cheese. I like to add a few slices so when it melts it helps all the layers stick together.

IMG_2047Finish off each slice with some sauerkraut and arugula.

IMG_2048Stack it high and get ready to grill

IMG_2049Add a little butter to a grill pan and toast it up on one side. You could easily use a frying pan also.

IMG_2050Once the bread is nice a toasty flip it over. To get the cheese to melt I like to cover it with a lid to keep the heat in.  If you have a panini press by all means use that! I have even made it in a waffle iron!

IMG_2053Lots of layers and a nice crunch from the bread

IMG_2054As good as or better than any deli style sandwich.

My (Easy) Version of Sloppy Joe’s!


I am pretty sure everyone grew up eating a sloppy joe at some point in their childhood.  Whether it was at a friend’s house or the sandwich was included in your weekly meal routine sloppy joe’s are an easy, hearty, and delicious meal everyone will love! Yes, I know the original came from a can and while mine does come from a jar I feel that the ingredients in the Stonewall Kitchen Sloppy Joe sauce is a little higher quality than the typical Manwich from a can. Here is how I make them:

IMG_7608Buy your dinner rolls, ground meat and sloppy joe sauce at Harbor Greens

IMG_7609In a pot, sauce pan or dutch oven cook the ground meat until not pink.  Remove as much excess fat with a spoon or ladle as possible and discard.

IMG_7612Add enough sloppy joe sauce until the mixture is as saucy as you like it.  I had a little under a pound of meat and I used 3/4 of a jar. I also added diced onions and garlic to make it taste more homemade. Other great add-ins would be corn, carrots, some hot sauce and more.

IMG_7615Toast the buns in a pan with some melted butter for flavor and crunch!

IMG_7613You can even add a little cheese like I did with the parmesan or a slice of aged white cheddar to make your joe’s extra gooey!

I served my sloppy joe’s to company with homemade fries and a salad.

Homemade fries are too easy:

Wash and slice up bakers potatoes into fry shaped sticks.  Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh chopped rosemary (optional) and cook in a single layer, not too crowded, on a sheet pan at 400 degrees until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. A nice tip: line your pans with foil to keep clean up easy!



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