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I have a little secret. I really don’t like sandwiches. I never have. When we were kids, my mom used to send us to school with a Thermos of hot food. Looking back now, I can’t believe she took all that time to do that for us. It must have been such a pain in the butt. For that I am forever grateful.
I still don’t like sandwiches that much though. I’ll take a fancy deli sandwich with all the fixings, but if you offer me a meat-and-cheese on bread, I will probably pass. So I’m always looking for alternatives to sandwiches for lunch, or an easy dinner, that we can make at home.
We are recommitting to making homemade meals this year. It’s something we value in our home, but when things get busy we too easily fall back on processed foods, but this French dip pizza is an easy way to stick to that goal – especially since we chose Castle Wood Reserve®, which has no MSG or binders, and it’s free of trans-fats.
To make this French dip pizza super easy, I grabbed a loaf of French bread and some Castle Wood Reserve® roast beef from the deli section at Walmart. The bread is only 1 dollar and it’s huge so it makes a great “crust” for a quick and easy pizza. I use it to make my BBQ chicken pizza, too, and it’s such a great choice.
Normally, I avoid buying roast beef, because it’s so pricey, but the Castle Wood Reserve® is cheaper than the deli counter without compromising flavor. I found near the deli counter, and it comes already sliced – at just the right thickness.
French Dip Pizza
- 1 loaf french bread
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 8 ounces seasoned roast beef, roughly chopped
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese
- 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini peppers
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- 1 Au Jus gravy packet
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Preheat oven to 400˚F.
- Slice french bread in half lengthwise.
- In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, horseradish, and garlic. Spread evenly over bread halves.
- Top with chopped roast beef and shredded cheese. Top with pepperoncini peppers. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.
- While pizza bakes, prepare au jus according to package directions, adding cornstarch with gravy packet (to cold water). Heat until thickened.
- Remove pizzas from oven and top with fresh parsley. Slice and serve with au jus for dipping.
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