The Ultimate Leftover Pot Roast Sandwich is the ONLY way to use up that leftover meat in your fridge! It's one of the most satisfying sandwiches you'll ever bite into. Honestly, we get more excited about this leftover sandwich than we do about the original meal!
The Ultimate Leftover Pot Roast Sandwich
Do you ever find yourself with leftover pot roast? I do all the time. Definitely not a complaint! The thing is, we're only a 2 person household, and it isn't really possible to make a large pot roast for only 2 people and NOT have leftovers.
I see this as a GOOD THING, because then I get to eat pot roast throughout the week, or I'm able to freeze portions for future use.
Leftover pot roast makes for an OUTSTANDING sandwich experience. The meat is so juicy and tender, it practically melts in your mouth.
While I absolutely love pot roast on its own, served up with a seasoned gravy over mashed potatoes, I might like it even MORE served up on toasty bread with melty smoked cheese and some of my favorite condiments.
How to Make a Leftover Pot Roast Sandwich
Assemble the sandwiches. Divide the pot roast between the bottom buns and top each serving with gouda cheese.
Toast them. Set the open faced sandwiches on a baking sheet with the bun tops and bake for 5-10 minutes. Don't remove from the oven until the cheese is nicely melted and the buns are lightly toasted!
ENJOY! Top each sandwich with all of your favorite toppings like chipotle-honey mustard, sriracha, mayo, sliced sweet peppers and tomato.
Recipe Tips & Notes
- Use your favorite pot roast. You can use whatever pot roast recipe you'd like. I have a few here that you can refer to, but if you feel like using your mother's old school recipe, go for it! Two of my personal favorites include famous Mississippi pot roast and chili rubbed prime rib roast with horseradish cream sauce.
- Don't forget the peppers! A few peppers and tomatoes add a great fresh taste to these sandwiches. For the peppers, I like to use thinly sliced sweet peppers (pepperoncini peppers are great here).
- Any bun/roll works well. I used some torta buns here, though French rolls or bolilo rolls work GREAT.
Here's the deal, friends. Once these cheesy sandwiches are toasted and piled high with condiments, they should be served immediately. They don't hold up well after a while because the buns will lose their toasted quality pretty quickly.
The Ultimate Leftover Pot Roast Sandwich Recipe
- 1 pound leftover pot roast warmed
- 4 buns or rolls
- 1 cup shredded smoked gouda cheese
- Chipotle-Honey Mustard
- Sliced Sweet Peppers
- Sliced Tomatoes
- Divide the pot roast between the bun bottoms and top each with gouda cheese.
- Set onto a baking sheet with the bun tops and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is nicely melted and the buns are lightly toasted.
- Top each with the chipotle-honey mustard, sriracha, mayo, sliced sweet peppers and tomato.