How to Roast Beef for a Roast Beef Sandwich

Last Updated on September 23, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Are you wondering how to roast beef for a roast beef sandwich? Try these simple tips today to make the best roast beef sandwich.

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If you’re having friends and family over to watch football or heading out to a tailgating event, this Roast Beef Sandwich with Creamy Horseradish is a perfect choice! 

Tailgating Tip: How to Roast Beef for a Roast Beef Sandwich

Beef for Roast Beef Sandwich

What’s the best roast beef? What makes it perfect? It’s that you sliced the roast beef at home, from a Certified Angus Beef roast you cooked. Nothing compares to the taste of a fresh roast beef sandwich. 

Don’t be intimated by the thought of cooking a beef roast. It’s easy enough for even a beginner to do. The term roast beef typically refers to a beef roast that has been cooked in the oven.

The key to tender and tasty roast beef is plenty of marbling. That’s why I look for the Certified Angus Beef brand. It is the best roast beef for slicing.

The best roast beef for a sandwich is a lean cut like a top loin roast or round roast. Any deli-style roast beef recipe should work well if you follow these tips.

What cut of beef is best for roast beef sandwiches?

For the best roast beef sandwiches, look for a round roast. Cuts from a round roast have the right texture and it’s easy to cut large round slices that are perfect for sandwiches.

To roast your round roast perfectly, heat the oven to 500F. Cook for 5 minutes per pound. Turn off the oven. Do NOT open the oven for two hours.

This Herb Rubbed Top Round Roast is the perfect way to cook a roast for this roast beef sandwich. If you’d like to try smaller sandwiches for your guests, these Grilled Sirloin Mini Sandwiches sound amazing too. They are a great choice for those that like to serve a variety of finger foods at their tailgating parties.

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What do you put on a roast beef sandwich?

It all depends on your taste preferences! You can add a bit of gravy or juice from the roasting pan, or you can add a creamy horseradish spread

Or, try mayonnaise or chili sauce. And, of course, you will want to add lettuce, tomato, and possibly onion. Love cheese? How about a slice of avocado?

What cheese goes on a roast beef sandwich?

It’s totally up to you what cheese you add to this sandwich. I like American and Swiss. My husband is partial to Cheddar and Provolone.

Or, why not put one slice on the bottom and one on the top? And, why not try it grilled for something different.

Tailgating essentials

Make sure that you stock up on tailgating essentials for your football party. You’ll want plenty of potato chips, finger foods, ice-cold soda, and sweet tea.

Why not get a vegetable and fruit platter just to add a few healthy options to your party.

Tailgating Tip: How to Roast Beef for a Roast Beef Sandwich

I found a great selection of Certified Angus Beef at our local Price Chopper in Rutland. For all my local readers, make sure you look for the beef for this roast beef sandwich recipe. It tastes so much better than deli roast beef.

Roast beef sandwich toppings

If you’d like to try a few homemade recipes for condiments, why not try these? It’s really easy to make homemade condiments and they taste so much better.

Are you wondering how to roast beef for a roast beef sandwich? Try these simple tips today to make the best roast beef sandwich.

More game day recipes

What else will you be making for your game day? Why not try a few of these recipes.

How to Roast Beef for a Roast Beef Sandwich

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Roast Beef Sandwich with Creamy Horseradish

Tailgating Tip: How to Roast Beef for a Roast Beef Sandwich

A delicious roast beef sandwich with creamy horseradish sauce. Tips for choosing the best roast beef for sandwiches.

Prep Time 2 hours 31 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 31 minutes


  • 1 Kaiser or other bulky sandwich roll, sliced
  • 3 ounces of Certified Angus Beef Brand roast beef
  • 1 slice of Provolone cheese
  • 2 tsp or more of creamy horseradish spread
  • fresh spinach, lettuce or arugula leaves

Creamy Horseradish Spread

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 TBSP mayonnaise
  • 1 TBSP horseradish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Toast the roll in the oven.
  2. Spread Creamy Horseradish on one side of the roll.
  3. On the other side of the roll, add the roast beef, the Provolone cheese and then top with fresh spinach leaves.
  4. Put the top on.
  5. If you want, you can wrap this in tinfoil and place it in the oven for a few minutes to warm it.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 954Total Fat: 70gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 1322mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 42g

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12 thoughts on “How to Roast Beef for a Roast Beef Sandwich”

  1. I'm not that confident making a meat dish since I was a vegan and vegetarian for so many years. Getting an Instant Pot changed all that though and it's really helping me try new meat recipes. I'm still not a big meat eater myself but now I stop and read meat posts like these! I want to be able to prep a nice meat dish for company or family, so these beef tips help.

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