Saturday, November 28, 2009

Picante Roast Beef Sandwiches

This is one of those meals where you don't need to know anything about cooking to make this. It's foolproof, I promise. It's also cheap to make, has less than 10 ingredients, isn't bad for you and will be done in less than 30 minutes. That all adds up to a great weeknight meal, don't you think?

My notes: I do everything the recipe says but add cilantro. I just wish I could go to the grocery store and only get like 2-3 sprigs of cilantro instead of a whole bunch. I just don't need or want that much cilantro and I hate wasting the money. So, add it if you want but you won't necessarily miss the flavor if you don't add it. Enjoy!

Picante Roast Beef Sandwiches (from FoodNetwork.com)

2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced onions
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
12 ounces sliced roast beef, sliced into strips
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (4-ounce) can minced green chiles
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Salt and ground black pepper
4 sandwich rolls, sliced in 1/2

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute 3 minutes, until soft. Add roast beef slices and saute 3 to 5 minutes, until browned on all sides, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes, jalapenos, lime juice, and cumin and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes, to heat through and reduce slightly.
Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Season, to taste, with salt and black pepper. Spoon onto sliced rolls with plenty of sauce and serve.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds good Jenn - I will try this one for sure.
    Tip: If you don't want to waste money buying a whole pack of cilantro ge the paste. At Publix right next to the herbs they sell tubes of pressed, pasted herbs - they are done fresh and not too many things are added to them. You can refrigerate the left overs as it will last you a long time. Then whenever you need some Cilantro you always have it. They are like $3-4 and a little goes along way!~

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  2. brilliant becki! thanks for the tip!!

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