Roast Beef and Smoked Gouda Sandwiches

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by Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen

When I go to the grocery store, any grocery store, I make sure I stop and browse the specialty cheese section. We are big fans of cheese around our outfit. Recently I spotted Wisconsin Smoked Gouda with cracked peppercorns and knew it was destined to be on my menu. Recently, I have had a few people ask, “What can I do with roast other than serve it with gravy and mashed potatoes?” Well, I think I hit this roast sandwich with Smoked Gouda out of the park.
I usually just enter the kitchen hungry and start putting things together until I am satisfied, and boy did this sandwich satisfy. I used roast beef that I cooked one afternoon in the oven. You could also use sliced roast beef from the deli in this sandwich. I had an avocado that was getting to the desperate stage and so I sliced it and added it.
In this sandwich, I loved the creaminess of the avocado up against the smoky cheese and the sweetness of the barbecue. If you have more than two hungry mouths, just double or triple the recipe accordingly. This sandwich is all about rich, full flavors. I promise it will deliver.

Roast Beef and Smoked Gouda Sandwiches

by Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen

Serves 2

3 tablespoons butter
1/2 medium-sized yellow onion, sliced
1 cup Wisconsin Smoked Gouda, shredded
3 tablespoons heavy cream
2 steak rolls or hoagie buns
6 ounces roast beef, sliced or shredded
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce (preferably sweet)
1/2 avocado, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter and add onion. Cook over medium-high heat until onions start to caramelize. While onions are cooking, melt the Smoked Gouda cheese with heavy cream in a small saucepan, stirring quickly and often, until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.

Spread remaining 2 tablespoons butter over steak rolls and place under broiler just until they start to brown. Layer half of roast beef over bottom side of each steak roll and top with caramelized onions. Drizzle barbecue sauce evenly over roast beef and onions.

Pour half of cheese sauce over barbecue sauce, layer on avocado slices and sprinkle with garlic salt. Add the tops of the steak rolls.

Voila! You have two magnificent roast beef sandwiches! Enjoy!