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Dec 10, 2011
Using Leftover Roast Beef
To Make Cheesesteak Sandwiches!

You probably know this by now but I'm a big fan of homemade roast beef. I make roast beef on my Weber rotisserie attachment all the time. I also enjoy cooking roast beef over direct heat. Regardless of the method, I think I have made a good case that it's easy and very tasty to make your own roast beef. The only problem for me is what to do with all those leftovers. One day for lunch I had a magical idea and I'm going to share it with you below. Using leftover roast beef to make cheesesteak sandwiches:

roast beef sandwich used for cheesesteak


Leftover cooked roast beef (well seasoned and cooked)
Sharp cheddar cheese (shredded or chopped)
Onion (diced)
Olive oil
Sandwich or sub rolls
Salt and pepper

I prefer authentic roast beef sandwiches (sliced thin with a little onion, bbq sauce or mayo) when the roast beef is hot and fresh off the grill. I'm not too keen on roast beef leftovers. I'm not sure why. Leftover sandwiches are good but they don't knock your socks off and that's what I usually go after. The plan here is simple: heat oil in a pan, chop up the roast beef, onions and cheese, sauté the onions and toss in the beef and cheese. After everything is really hot, place it on a roll and there you have it! A fantastic cheesesteak sandwich! If you put this on a fancy Philly sub roll you'd have yourself one hell of a cheesesteak sub.

sautee onions for cheesesteaks

Here we go: Get the pan hot with oil and add some diced onions.

chopping up roast beef for cheesesteak subs

While the onions are being sautéed chop up the roast beef and get the cheese out.

using leftover roast beef for cheesesteaks

Toss it all in the pan when the onions start to brown a bit.

what to do with roast beef leftovers?

Mmmm. Let it get nice and hot, put some salt and pepper on top and then put it on a roll! I'm not sure we can get any easier than that. This is a really easy way to make an emergency cheesesteak sub when you don't know what to do with those roast beef leftovers. I assume this would also work with chopped deli roast beef, if for some sad reason you weren't able to make your own roast beef. Just a thought.

using leftover roast beef to make cheesesteak subs from Philly

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