Beef and Cheddar Roast Beef Sandwich

Good Thursday Morning! I have a mission today, which means I will be MIA until the mission is complete. I would tell you what I have going on, but it does not pertain to food and it would probably bore you all. I will tell you that it is very, very important and may mean wonderful things for my future. That is all. I have already decided that I will be treating myself to a Sonic Slush if I accomplish my mission today. That gives me even more incentive to work diligently toward my goal. It also means I have to make this post and get out of this house as soon as possible because I have a hard time concentrating in a place that is new and has television at my disposal. Oh and my dog is super cute so I cannot help but pay constant attention to him!

I do not know about any of you, but I love roast beef sandwiches from Arby’s. I have phases and sometimes I become so addicted to those sandwiches, which are piled high with amazingly sliced roast beef, that I want to eat them every single day. But I have never really considered making a roast beef sandwich until recently. A couple of weeks ago I noticed one of my foodie friends blogged about these amazing looking roast beef sandwiches that seemed super easy to make. I guess there are a few reasons I never attempted to make these on my own – first, I thought it would be very difficult to make, and, second, I have been worried that the flavors would not stand up to my scrutiny. Well, Brandie over at The Country Cook inspired me to disregard my fear of a foodie flop and make this amazing Beef and Cheddar Roast Beef Sandwich. I changed it up a little bit with the cheese - I personally love beef somothered in cheddar, so why not? Are you ready to see how easy it is to make these sandwiches?

Okay, here is what you will need:

  • 3 pound beef roast, beef round steak or brisket
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 packet au jus seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 15 ounces beef stock
  • Garlic powder
  • Cheese whiz
  • French rolls [or any sandwich rolls you like]


  • Add the first six ingredients into your crock pot but, first, whisk together the onion soup mix, au jus seasoning and water until everything is fully incorporated. It makes it easier! Then pour it over the meat in the crock pot! 

  • Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours
  • Check periodically on it and add some garlic powder every few hours [not a bunch of it, just a sprinkle on the meat]
  • About an hour before you want to eat, take the beef out and allow to cool for a few minutes
  • Slice into thin strips of roast beef with a slicer

  • Return the beef to the au jus and allow the beef to marinate for another 30 to 60 minutes

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Halve the french rolls and add to a baking sheet
  • Bake for several minutes being careful not to burn the rolls
  • Melt the cheese [as much as you like]

  • Add the beef to the rolls and add enough cheese to make you happy
  • Serve with a baked potato and a small bowl of au jus for dipping!

This was the very first meal I made for my mom and my very first meal in the new digs!! I started teaching myself to cook less than a year ago when Nick and I moved thousands and thousands of miles away from our families and into adulthoods unknown! I needed to do something to stop our constant spending on restaurant food so I decided to teach myself how to cook. My mom has been able to chronicle my adventure through my blog, but now that we are much closer in proximity to each other I knew I had to cook for her. And I knew this was the recipe to use! It was a HUGE hit. I mean it! It was a HUGE hit! She wanted to take sandwiches home with her. That is one of the biggest compliments any cook can receive! Make sure the people you're serving like the beef and cheddar idea. I know my mom, so I assumed she was not going to go for the beef smothered in cheddar and had mustard as a back up. My momma loves mustard so I figured that would work for her. She put a little mustard on her sandwich and let me have a bite - beef with mustard? Um, yes you all should try that too!! It was tasty!!!

This meal is so simple and needs such little maintenance that it would be silly for you guys not to give it a try! I hope you all enjoy!

Until Next Time,

Happy Roast Beefin’!