Deli Roast Beef Sandwich Recipe

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This Roast Beef Sandwich recipe combines deli roast beef, bacon jam, blue cheese, and horseradish cream. This sandwich is an explosion of flavor!

Roast beef sandwich cut in half to show beef and toppings
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  1. Roast Beef Sandwich Ingredients
  2. How to Make a Deli-Style Roast Beef Sandwich
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
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You are going to love this deli-style roast beef sandwich. The flavor combinations are perfectly savory and sweet with a little bit of a bite. I got the idea for this sandwich from a local sandwich shop that used bacon jam with their beef sandwiches. It is a mind-blowing combination I just had to share!

Roast Beef Sandwich Ingredients

With this sandwich, I got a little creative with the toppings but nothing too crazy. The basic ingredients you need to make this roast beef sandwich are:

  • Bread – choose your favorite artisan sandwich bread
  • Deli Roast Beef – sliced thin
  • Provolone cheese slices
  • Homemade horseradish mayonnaise
  • Bacon jam
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Lettuce

More Topping Ideas

Some may prefer more simple toppings when it comes to their sandwiches. Here are some more ideas for some toppings you can add to a roast beef sandwich.

  • Tomatoes
  • Sliced red onion
  • Banana peppers
  • Pickles
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sprouts
  • Roasted red pepper
  • Sliced radish
  • Cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, Havarti, Blue Cheese, Herbed Cream Cheese)

Roast Beef Sandwich Sauce

For this recipe, I used horseradish mayo for the sauce. I love the bite of the horseradish. I like to make my own so I can control the level of heat. If you like it HOT, feel free to double the horseradish or simply leave the mayo out altogether. Top it off with more sauces or condiments to complement your roast beef sandwich.

A bowl of horseradish cream next to a jar of horseradish.


More Sauce Ideas

Bacon Jam

Oooh, bacon jam. If you haven’t tried it. Now is the time. So good on crackers, burgers, and this sandwich. It is sweet, savory, and bursting with that delicious bacon flavor. I like to make my bacon jam with a good amount of chopped onion to help absorb the bacon flavor but the onion can be reduced or left out if needed. It only takes a few minutes to make and it will take your sandwich to the next level.

Two slices of artisan bread on a cutting board. One has a horseradish sauce spread on it and the other has bacon jam.

How to Make a Deli-Style Roast Beef Sandwich

Get ready to have an amazingly delicious flavor combination that is out of this world delicious! This is how you put it all together:

  1. Whisk – In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, horseradish, and green onion. Set aside.
  2. Layer – Lay bread slices out on a cutting board. Spread the bacon jam on one slice and the horseradish mixture on the other. Sprinkle the blue cheese over the bacon jam slice.
  3. Toppings – Place the roast beef over the slice with the horseradish spread. Then layer the provolone cheese slices and mixed greens over the other.
  4. Serve – Carefully “sandwich” the two sides together and slice them in half. Makes one large sandwich that can easily be shared.
Two slices of artisan bread open-faced. One topped with roast beef and the other with cheese and lettuce.

“Yummy! My hubby and I loved this sandwich. I’ve made this a few times already and we love it! Can’t wait to make this again!”

-Beth

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I put on my roast beef sandwich?

Cheese, lettuce, onions, and horseradish cream are always solid, common choices. Take it to the next level and add some bacon jam and blue cheese!

What roast beef is best?

Boar’s Head brand or any specialty deli brand is a good choice. Try to avoid the cheap, pre-packaged stuff. If you are going to make these sandwiches, try to get fresh deli slices. We always get “rare” roast beef slices. They taste better than the brown/gray “well done” slices.

Can you eat roast beef cold? Even if it is “rare”?

YES! Deli roast beef is perfectly safe to eat cold. Much like deli-sliced turkey and ham, it is cooked first and cooled for slicing. Even if it is labeled as “rare”.

What cheese is best?

Some popular sliced cheese choices for roast beef sandwiches are Provolone, Swiss, Cheddar, Havarti, Muenster, or Pepper Jack.

A roast beef sandwich with deli roast, lettuce, cheese, and bacon jam.

Some Like It HOT, Some Like It COLD

Do you like your roast beef sandwich hot or cold? Lucky for you, this sandwich can go either way! If you want to make it hot, use a griddle to heat up the beef and melt the cheese over the top. Add it to your bread and cook it as you would a grilled cheese sandwich. Open it up and add the remaining ingredients and you have yourself an incredible hot roast beef sandwich!

More Beef Sandwich Recipes

Tender and juicy beef layered on specialty bread take any sandwich to the next level. These beef sandwich recipes are to die for and always a family favorite!

A roast beef sandwich with deli roast, lettuce, cheese, and bacon jam.

Deli Roast Beef Sandwich Recipe

5 from 7 votes
This Roast Beef Sandwich recipe with deli roast beef, bacon jam, blue cheese, and horseradish cream is an explosion of flavor!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 10 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Best Foods Mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish (or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped green onion
  • 2 slices bakery artisan sandwich bread (plain or toasted)
  • 1/4 cup bacon jam (click for recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 pound deli sliced roast beef
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup green leaf lettuce or mixed greens

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, horseradish, and green onion. Set aside.
    A bowl of horseradish cream next to a jar of horseradish.
  • Lay bread slices out on a cutting board. Spread the bacon jam on one slice and the horseradish mixture on the other. Sprinkle the blue cheese over the bacon jam slice.
    Two slices of artisan bread on a cutting board. One has a horseradish sauce spread on it and the other has bacon jam.
  • Place the roast beef over the slice with the horseradish spread. Then layer the provolone cheese slices and mixed greens over the other.
    Two slices of artisan bread open-faced. One topped with roast beef and the other with cheese and lettuce.
  • Carefully "sandwich" the two sides together and slice them in half. Makes one large sandwich that can easily be shared.
    A cold roast beef sandwich on a plate, cut in half to show toppings

Nutrition Information

Calories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 19gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1245mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 363IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 353mgIron: 2mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made these sandwiches for a Porsche Club event and what a hit! The combination of flavors are incredible. Gold star!

  2. 5 stars
    Yummy! My hubby and I loved this sandwich. I’ve made this a few times already and we love it! Can’t wait to make this again!

  3. 5 stars
    YUMMY! I used to eat a sandwich like this at Gandolfo’s sandwiches in Utah. Miss it so much. This took me back to a simpler time in life when a good roast beef sammy could fix all my troubles! SO SO good. Can’t wait to make it again!