Growing up, we called these roast beef hot shots. I’ve tried to explain them to my friends in other parts of the country and they had never heard of them. Some people call them roast beef Manhattan’s for some reason. You can also make them with turkey or chicken also, by choosing an appropriate gravy. Anyways… no matter what you call them… here’s the recipe.
Roast Beef Hot Shots
- 1 large can beef chunks, shredded OR 1-1/2 pounds deli roast beef, diced OR 1 pound stew beef, diced into small pieces
- 2 jars mushroom gravy
- white bread
- mashed potatoes
- 1 can mushrooms
- salt and pepper, to taste
Heat the roast beef in a large skillet over low-medium heat. As it is heating, use the spoon to break apart the pieces. Add the two jars of gravy and the mushrooms to the skillet. Stir and continue cooking until heated through. Season to taste.
Meanwhile, cook the mashed potatoes according to the box. (Come on people, this is me… I’ve made homemade mashed potatoes ONCE in my life.)
Take a slice of bread, and spread about 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes on top. Ladle the beef mixture on top. Let sit for 2-3 minutes until the gravy soaks into the bread and makes it all so yummy.
Best. Thing. Ever.