Saturday, June 15, 2013

Grilled Roast Beef Sandwiches

I used to work a restaurant where my favorite meal on the menu was a roast beef sandwich with melted provolone and a grilled roll with a horseradish mustard.  Of course, normally I couldn't afford restaurant food every day but this was way back in the day and we got our lunch for free.  Since this was my first restaurant job, I was a little frightened of the cook (if you ever have worked in a restaurant you might understand my hesitation).  Luckily, he was the nicest cook in the world and taught me how to make my own lunch on the grill!  I made the same thing every time I worked and probably should have payed more attention to the recipe for the horseradish mustard.  After years of looking for a replacement, I found this one at Wegmans.

Of course, the restaurant is long out of business and it has been 20 years since I have had one made at the restaurant but I quickly learned to make them easily at home.  I usually get roast beef from the deli counter but I had a great coupon so I got this container for $0.50 after coupon at Harris Teeter super doubles ($0.17 for each sandwich).  I pulled out some of my homemade rolls from the freezer.  The most expensive item was the provolone cheese because the package was on sale for $3 but there were 12 slices and I only used 1 per sandwich ($0.25 for each sandwich).

If you would like to make these at your house, first butter both sides of the bun.  Sometimes it is easier to separate them in order to move them on the griddle.

Then, you put them on a griddle to brown them.

After they are browned, set them aside.  I usually put them directly on the plates that we are going to eat unless I still have out the cutting board or another plate.  Don't those look pretty??

Next I cook the roast beef on the griddle.  When they are cooked around the edges, I flip them over to brown in the other side.  This part happens quickly so it was hard to get a picture.  Then when there are a few together, I put a slice of the provolone cheese and cover with another few slices on the top.  The cheese melts in between the layers to make it super yummy.

Then I take it off the griddle and put it on the prepared rolls.

I top mine with the horseradish mustard but my husband prefers ketchup (yuck)!! 

I thought that I had a picture of the finished sandwiches but it turns out that we ate them too quickly.  They are super easy to cook up and perfect on a busy night to get dinner on the table in a few minutes.  I hope that you try these yummy sandwiches for your family!!!  I can't wait to make them again soon since I have more roast beef and provolone cheese waiting in the refrigerator.


  1. What a great weeknight meal. I laughed out loud when I read the part about your husband liking ketchup and you liking mustard. That is exactly how it is in my family. I found your post at EMM Church Supper.

    Thanks for the tasty treat!


    1. It is really funny that there are other families out there with the same differences :) Hope that you try to make these because they are super yummy!! Easy to make and get on the table quickly.


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