A beef roast sandwich otherwise known as a Philly cheesesteak recipe is a perfect way to enjoy a delicious flavorful meal that is also easy to eat in a hurry.
I love having sandwiches for dinner, but so often they don’t feel satisfying. This recipe is warm, comforting, and is fast and easy to make since most of the work is done by the slow cooker.
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Beef Roast Sandwich
There is nothing like walking into the kitchen after a busy day and smelling the roast beef simmering away in your slow cooker. While it’s often served with vegetables as a full meal, this recipe is intended for sandwiches.
A roast beef sandwich is one that you will always look back on as a favorite comfort food meal.
You can serve it with veggies, a salad, or your favorite sweet potato fries or regular fries. It can be served hot or cold, in a wrap, in a bun, or even open-faced on toast.
What type of beef is best for a beef roast sandwich?
There are many different cuts of beef you can use for a roast beef sandwich. If you want perfect slices, a beef ribeye is excellent but very expensive.
For a shredded tender option, chuck roast is the best choice.
If you have a very low budget, then you can even grab a few pieces of top round beef.
The secret to this recipe isn’t just about the beef cut, but about the slow cooking that imparts so much extra flavor.
What is the best cheese for a Philly cheesesteak sandwich?
A classic Philly cheesesteak is often served with white American cheese, Provolone slices, or in some cases a bit of Cheez Whiz.
While these are traditional, they are not the only options.
I prefer pepper jack cheese to add a bit of extra flavor, but there are lots of options you can add if you prefer.
Cheddar, swiss, Colby – there really is no bad choice for cheese on a beef roast sandwich.
What bread should I use for this sandwich?
In the printable recipe below, I mention using sourdough or French bread for this recipe. Both are crusty bread that holds up well for the moisture of this beef roast recipe.
You can use any bread that you want including hamburger or hot dog buns, but a toasted or crusty bread is going to be the best for not getting soggy or falling apart for this Philly cheesesteak recipe.
- 1 beef roast
- 2 TBSP butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 TBSP onion powder
- 4 cloves garlic
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 loaves bread, french or sourdough
- 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, cut into slices or shredded
- Turn on slow cooker to desired settings, 4 hours, 6 hours, or 8 hours.
- Whisk salt, pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic, vinegar, and beef broth
- Melt butter in skillet and sear edges of beef roast to lock in juices, 3-4
minutes per side.
- Place seared roast in slow cooker and pour whisked ingredients on top.
- When roast is ready, shred the beef using two forks, one in each hand.
- Turn oven on to 300°
- Cut loaves in half lengthwise and place beef on the bottom of each loaf.
- Top beef with pepper jack cheese slices.
- Place the loaf tops over the cheese and bake on a sheet for 10 minutes or
until cheese is melted and bread is at desired crispness.
- Cut loaves into sandwiches. Serve warm with remaining au jus for dipping.
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 174Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 37mgSodium 549mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 10g
These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.
What Size Crockpot Should I Use?
If you want to double a recipe to freeze a 10-quart crockpot may be more what you are looking for.
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There are so many great ways to put the slow cooker to work for you in the kitchen. Try out this beef stew for another perfect weeknight meal. Beef roast is also another great recipe that makes beef into melt in your mouth dinner fare.