Contest-Winning Grilled Roast Beef Sandwiches Recipe
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Contest-Winning Grilled Roast Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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This fast favorite hits the spot when we're short on time. Roast beef, cheese, and sauteed onion, green pepper and mushrooms are sandwiched between slices of sourdough bread, then toasted on a griddle to buttery perfection.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 16 slices Colby-Monterey Jack or Swiss cheese, divided
  • 8 slices deli roast beef
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Garlic salt, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 825 calories, 60 g fat (32 g saturated fat), 151 mg cholesterol, 1540 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 33 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, green pepper, mushrooms and garlic in oil until tender; sprinkle with salt and pepper. On four slices of bread, layer two slices of cheese, two slices of beef and a fourth of the vegetable mixture. Top with the remaining cheese and bread.
  2. Butter outside of bread; sprinkle with garlic salt if desired. On a hot griddle or large skillet, toast sandwiches for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Roast Beef Sandwiches in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p28

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"Not bad, but for some reason some of these flavors didn't appeal to me. It was either the roast beef or the Swiss. Just personal preference. I don't think I'll want to eat it again."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"Excellent recipe and so easy to make. Will make again."

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"Works great in a pinnini maker. A real husband pleaser."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2009

"These quickly became a family favorite for us. One of the best sandwiches ever!"

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