The Holiday season is filled with rushed preparations - setting the menu for parties and dinners, shopping for the little ones, decorating, and baking. Still, you have to stop long enough to eat, but may not want to spend precious hours on the basics. Deli meats in a savory sauce make great treats for a quick afternoon luncheon or a late night snack.
Recommended Brew: Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Style: Amber Ale – Light copper in color – Smooth balance between toasted malt and crisp hops; a delicate woodsy flavor enhanced by a wonderful bread dough aroma.
In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Separate deli meats and sauté in butter, tossing lightly, until just browned. Sprinkle Cajun spice over all.
Dissolve brown gravy mix in Fat Tire Amber Ale. Slowly pour into deli mixture. Simmer until mixture thickens, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes.
Arrange English muffins on cookie sheet. Place a generous helping of deli meat mixture on each. Smooth with a spoon so top is flat, not heaped. Lay 2 slices of provolone cheese over mix. Top with a slice of tomato.
Broil in oven, 6 inches from heat for 2-3 minutes, or until tomato is lightly browned and cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh parsley sprigs and serve with quenching amber ale for a true accent of flavor.
Health Benefit: Rich in protein, vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, pantothenic acid