Monday, August 10, 2009

The Best Thing Ever: Roast Beef Pittsburgh Panini

Let me begin by saying I grew up in a small steel town along the Ohio River. I am from a very very small town, but it is only 45 minutes away from Pittsburgh. I grew up making the drive to that beautiful city. One of my favorite things was going under the tunnel in suburbia and coming out to the most amazing city full of lights. It was breath taking.

One of the staples of Pittsburgh for a foodie is the Primanti Brothers. If you ever visit the Pittsburgh area it is a must try. They make the most incredible Panini's.

I made this for my husband Sunday. He was speechless (the first time ever). He loved it. He loved it so much he called me this morning at 7:30 (DID I SAY AM?)to tell me that he can't get the incredible sandwich out of his head and he will be stopping by ASAP for another panini. Of course, I made him another one......That is what wives do? Right?

Anyway. this is a 10! (Rated by the hubby. This is very rare rating. I think, he is a little stingy on the tens or expects to much. LOL)


My Pittsburgh Roast Beef Panini:

The Beef

4lbs Lean Roast
1/4 cp. Montreal Steak Seasoning
4-6 cps Beef Broth
3/4 cp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Red Onion quartered
4 garlic cloves minced

1. Rub the seasoning all over the beef and then sear all sides. Add the broth, onions, garlic, Worcestershire to the pan.
2. Cook 275 for 3-4 hours.
3. Slice Very thin, against the grain. (I used the slicing on my food processor)
4. Add back into the broth. (This meat tastes even better the next day after sitting in this amazing broth)

The Slaw:

Coleslaw (Pre-made package, very thinly cut cabbage)
1/4 cp. Zinfandel Vinegar
2 TB oil
2 TB Sugar

1. Toss everything together and set aside

Fries or Homemade Fries (I cooked 1/2 bag. I makes 2-3 sandwich's)
(Follow directions. I cook them until they are really crunchy)
Provolone Cheese (1/2 lb)
Really Really good bread, I used a Three Cheese from Panera Bread

Lay out the two slices of bread. Top the bottom with the a few slices of Provolone cheese, Add the Roast Beef, Add more cheese, Add fries, Add the slaw and then the tomato top with the second slice of bread. Slice in half. I secured with toothpicks.

Take A HUGE BIT of the amazing taste of Pittsburgh! YUM!