Homemade Lunch Meat. Ingredients: Meat.
I know, almost too simplistic to post, right?? I sliced this today and thought I'd go ahead and post in case it helps someone think outside of the deli-meat-in-a-package box. When I looked at the price of the roast (and balked at it!) and then thought of the price and yield of the packaged deli meat, the roast won cost-wise compared to nitrate/nitrite-free lunch meat.
I used a drier cut of roast for this and cut it after it had hardened in the fridge for a day. There are over 20 slices although I may use the smaller pieces to make a sandwich spread if I have time before it is eaten.