The photo is of Bettie’s plate and she likes a lot of black pepper.
From the leftovers of the Classic Pot Roast I made hot beef sandwiches. I am not sure if this is a MidWest thing or if it is eaten in other parts of the country, though most regions have some version of a hot meat and potato sandwich. In Minnesota where we grew up they are often listed on the menus of restaurant’s as Commercials. Not sure why, but we always thought it was because they were mostly served in diners to traveling salesmen. I saw the menu for a restaurant ad in the Fairfax Minnesota paper this week and it was listing Commercials as a special on their noon lunch menu.
This nicely used up the last of the roast. I did not have quite enough gravy left so added beef stock and some salt and pepper and thickened it again with cornstarch.
There is not really a recipe for this meal, just directions.
In additional broth (your own homemade or from the store) reheat leftover beef sliced thinly. Add thickener of choice and any remaining gravy to the broth.
On the plate, lay a slice of bread, layer with the hot beef add another slice of bread on top and slice in half. Spread apart and place a serving of mashed potatoes in the middle. Cover the bread and potatoes with hot gravy and serve,