As the weather is starting to get colder and drearier here in West Michigan, I find myself wanting to make more and more warm, comfort foods. My fiancé also recently purchased a smoker and has been making some really delicious smoked meat; it sure is yummy and incredibly low maintenance. He makes the proteins and I make the sides. It’s a nice little duo we have going on over here 🙂
My fiancé recently bought a ginormous piece of beef loin from Costco and it has been taking up the majority of our freezer space for a couple weeks. We decided this week was the week to smoke this baby, mainly so we can regain some of our freezer space back. And when I say this thing was ginormous, I am not kidding. Let me give you a visual…
With it only being the two of us (and our zoo including a great dane, border collie pitbull mix, and dumpster kitty), we were both aware we were not going to be able to finish this alone. Therefore, we invited a couple friends over to help make a dent in this meat. Side note, the meat turned out amazing! Check out those smoke rings!
Despite having friends help us consume this, we still had quite a bit of meat leftover. Meaning, I had to start getting creative to discover new ways to use up the rest of this meat. Lucky enough, trying to use up leftovers without wasting food is probably one of my favorite pastimes.
One of our friends recommended an open-faced sandwich that sounded amazing…sourdough bread, dijon mustard, pickles, swiss cheese, leftover smoked beef loin topped with a horseradish sauce. SOLD. A couple days later, I took a stab at it, but not without my own personal twist (I can’t resist). I love when I rhyme unintentionally. Here is a look at how the sandwich turned out.
This sauce though. On point. It really took the sandwich to the next level flavor-wise. I highly recommend trying it. It is super easy and can be served with just the meat alone if you prefer. The non-fat Greek yogurt substitute for sour cream quickly eliminates extra calories from fat that truly, between the meat and the swiss cheese, the sandwich just did not need in my opinion. But if you do find yourself needing a little more fat for flavor or thickness, feel free to add a dollop of low-fat sour cream. Enjoy!
Easy Horseradish Sauce
Total prep time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 (1 Tbsp)
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp. Rice wine vinegar
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/4 Horseradish, prepared white
- 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 dash of Tabasco sauce (optional)
- Stir together the mustard, vinegar, yogurt, horseradish, salt, pepper, worcestershire, and tabasco sauce together in a medium bowl until evenly dispersed.
- Transfer to an air-tight container and I recommend refrigerating for at least 3 hours or overnight if possible.
Recipe adapted from The Washington Post.