Tender, juicy, flavorful roast beef  – there’s just something about it.  Whether braised or done in the slow cooker it’s always a hit at my house.  Last week I picked up a beautiful roast from Lowes Foods with the full intention of putting it in my slow cooker.  Time got away from me so, I turned to my cast iron dutch oven.  I love braising meats because with some veggies, stock, a few herbs and a little time, you are actually turning your oven into a slow cooker!  As always, my roast turned out beautiful, delicious and dinner was great.
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With one successful dinner done, I had enough roast beef left over for a second meal.  That’s where this dish comes in.  Our family loves cheese steak sandwiches which got me thinking…how about a southern roast beef version.  All you need is your leftover roast, toasted rolls and cheese, then baby…you are in business.  I know it’s not Tony Luke’s from Philly, but this is one great sandwich!
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A Southern Soul | Braised Roast Beef

Roast Beef & Cheese Sandwiches

Take your cheese steak sandwiches to the next level with this southern roast beef version.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups braised or slow cooked roast beef
  • 1/2 cup beef or vegetable stock
  • 1 onion - thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 4-6 hoagie rolls
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups shredded provolone cheese

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan, add beef and stock. Bring to a low simmer.
  • Continue to cook for approximately 10 minutes or until most of liquid has reduced.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a sauce pan, add onion. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook onion until just slightly brown.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Gently open hoagie rolls spread butter on insides of each. Place on a sheet tray and toast until golden brown then remove from oven.
  • Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees.
  • Using tongs or a slotted spoon, place a large helping of roast beef on each roll. Sprinkle with with cheese and place on sheet tray.
  • Place in oven for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Top with onions and serve immediately.

Notes

Other topping ~ mushrooms, sautéed peppers, shredded lettuce, diced pickled peppers or chow chow!

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