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Smoked Meat Croque-Monsieur with Spicy Cheese Sauce

This twist on the truly classic sandwich is filled with flavourful smoked meat and grainy mustard, then smothered with a creamy béchamel sauce accented with craft beer for a taste that’s out of this world.

  • Yields: 4
  • Preparation: 30 minutes



  1. Preheat broiler to high and position rack in top third of oven. Lay bread on parchment paper–lined baking sheet; toast for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until lightly golden.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan set over medium heat; add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Whisk in milk, a splash at a time, until smooth. Stir in mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring often, for 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture is bubbling and thickened. Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) cheese, a handful at a time, waiting until cheese is melted before adding the next addition. Stir in beer. Simmer for 1 minute; remove from heat.
  4. Place half of the bread on baking sheet; top with smoked meat and 1 cup (250 mL) of the remaining cheese. Cap with remaining bread and top with cheese sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Broil for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.
  • Also delicious with dark rye bread and deli shaved smoked turkey.
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