Sunday, February 19, 2012

this really, really good roast beef sandwich

we had these at our friends' house yesterday after sledding. MAKE THEM. NOW. i hope the instructions are clear. i wish i had a picture of them to show you. i thought they would be a kind of soggy sandwich, but once they are out of the oven, they are crunchy-ish on the outside and melty-cheesy on the inside. and that sauce you put on them -- crazy good.

You will need good, fresh hoagie rolls (or any roll), thinly sliced roast beef (i think my friend had meat from Costco .. that you get by all the other sliced meats and cheeses. I suppose you could use left over meat too), and swiss cheese.

1cup melted butter
4T Worcestershire Sauce
1t garlic pepper (yes, PEPPER. no, no garlic salt. PEPPER.)
1T poppy seeds
1T sesame seeds

Assemble the sandwiches on a baking sheet like so: bottom half of roll, some roast beef, slice of swiss cheese, top half of roll. My friend cut the rolls in half ... easier to eat and get more of the sauce on them. If they are smaller rolls, don't cut in half.

Pour sauce over the sandwiches: do a few spoonfuls over each sandwich. It will run over the sides and pool on the baking sheet, but that's ok. This amount of sauce was good for about 8 whole hoagies (so, 16 halves). Cover with tinfoil (wrap it around the edges of pan) and cook at 350 for 1/2 hour. You may need to double the sauce depending on the number of sandwiches you make.


Kelli said...

so you pour the sauce over the top of the bread? and you don't roast it open faced?

jamie k said...

correct. sauce gets poured over the whole sandwich. and don't forget, you put the tin foil on while they are baking. seems so strange, but it works.

nettie said...

we had these for dinner last night, jeff really liked them. I liked them too. I couldn't find any garlic pepper at the store, so I made my own (based on what Jamie told me was in it): garlic powder, brown sugar, pepper, parsley, paprika, onion powder.

next time I might cut back on the worcestershire, it was strong to me, but like I said, Jeff loved it.

jamie k said...

i made these myself today. yummy. i found garlic pepper pretty easily (smiths). it is mccormick brand. it was by the lemon pepper.

nettie said...

Funny you mention that, just a couple days ago I found garlic pepper in my own spice cabinet.