Hot Roast Beef and Cheese Sandwiches

Monday 29 January 2018

This is the kind of weeknight supper that will have both you and your family jumping up and shouting for joy!  The family because its delicious and you because it is quick, easy and not a lot of faff involved!

Soft white buns . . .  spread with a horseradish mayo, topped with tender juicy BBQ Beef, and then slathered in a delicious cheese sauce . . .  mmmm . . .  what's not to like about that!

When you  first look at the list of ingredients, you might be tempted to think its far too much trouble to put it all together, but each element is very simple and doable, and once you get them all done and in place, the rest is a doddle!

The horseradish mayo is simply some mayo whisked together with horseradish sauce, this gets spread on the bottom bun . . .

The BBQ beef as well is really quick and simple.  Just whisk the sauce ingredients together in a pan, bring to the boil, then add the beef and reduce the heat until the beef is heated through.  Buy the thinnest sliced roast beef that you can buy!  At the deli-counter if possible!

The cheese sauce is also very simple . . .  as simple as whisking together some grated cheese, corn flour (cornstarch) and evaporated milk and heating it up in the microwave until the cheese is melted and its all blended together and smooth. Yum yum!!

*Hot Roast Beef & Cheese Sandwiches*
Makes 4
Quick, easy and delicious!  

For the horseradish sauce:
1 1/2 tsp creamed horseradish
55g mayonnaise (1/4 cup)
For the beef:
225g thinly sliced deli roast beef (1/2 pound)
60g tomato ketchup (1/4 cup)
60ml water (1/4 cup)
2 tsp soft light brown sugar
2 tsp cider vinegar
1/4 tsp each dry mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder
1/2 tsp seasoning salt, paprika & pepper flavour
splash hot sauce
For the cheese sauce:
125g strong cheddar cheese, grated (I used a mix of white and orange for colour) (1 cup)
2 tsp corn flour (corn starch)
120ml evaporated milk (Not sweetened condensed) (1/2 cup)
You will also need 4 soft burger buns

First make the horseradish sauce. Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.  For the cheese sauce, mix the cheese and cornflour together in a bowl. Stir in the evaporated milk.  Heat in the microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds, until the mixture comes together and is smooth.  Keep warm. (If you think it is too thick, you may whisk in a bit more milk and reheat.)

Whisk the tomato ketchup, water, brown sugar, vinegar, all seasonings and hot sauce together in a pan. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a low simmer.  Add the roast beef and heat through gently until heated thoroughly. 

While the meat is heating, split your buns, wrap in foil and warm in a hot oven for about 8 minutes. 

To serve spread the bottom of each bun with a portion of the horseradish mayo.  Top with a portion of the BBQ Beef, and finally the cheese sauce.  Place the top of the bun on top and serve immediately. 

We had some oven chips on the side with this, but coleslaw would be great or a salad.  This is a real winning sandwich.  Hearty and delicious!  Bon Appetit! 


  1. I am actually buying a roast today..or 2 on make a few recipes.I might try the beef this way..and love horseradish:)

    1. I love horseradish also Monique. It goes so well with beef and it is gorgeous in this sandwich. Sliced thin, leftover beef would be really nice. I only made two sandwiches, one for Todd and one for me. They were delicious! xo


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