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Italian Steak Sandwiches

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Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

My sister came up with these quick sandwiches that use minced garlic and other seasonings to bring pizzazz to deli roast beef. Add some carrot sticks or a tomato salad for a fantastic lunch in no time. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
Italian Steak Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli roast beef
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons red wine or additional beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 sandwich rolls, split
  • 4 slices provolone cheese


  1. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute. Add roast beef, broth, wine and seasonings; heat through. Place beef slices on rolls; drizzle with broth mixture. Top with cheese.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture and juices in freezer container. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.

Italian Steak Sandwiches

What goes well with a steak sandwich?

Steak sandwiches go great with classic sandwich sides like crisp oven fries, onion rings, or even creamy, zippy coleslaw.

What is on an Italian cheesesteak?

Make it an Italian cheesesteak by adding caramelized onions, sauteed peppers, seared tomatoes, provolone cheese and a sprinkling of oregano. Mangia!

What cut of beef is sandwich steak?

We use sliced roast beef in our Italian steak sandwiches, but if you’d prefer not to use roast beef from the deli, try using a tender cut of beef such as top sirloin steak, tenderloin, ribeye steak or flank steak.
Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 440 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 1261mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • Gramma Amy
    Dec 29, 2020

    Great sandwich for family gatherings that can be made ahead and warmed in the crock pot to serve. Will make again.

  • Remenec
    Feb 13, 2020

    I made these for the Super Bowl, and my family loved them! I toasted the sandwich rolls with the cheese before assembling them. I'll definitely make these again!

  • cynandtom
    Oct 5, 2019

    I placed beef topped with cheese on a pan (laid out the size of the bread) and garlic French bread on another pan. Put both under broil, its’s just a regular method we often use, so the cheese gets melty and bread gets (and stays) golden brown. I served the extra sauce on the side because I don’t like my bread to get soggy. Meat had great flavor. LOVE this Sandwich, and will definitely be adding this into my Sammie Night rotation!

  • justmbeth
    Jun 6, 2019

    Quick and easy way to use up extra deli roast beef.

  • tishathomas
    Apr 9, 2018

    Delicious! The only thing I would change is to put the open sandwich under the broiler for about30 seconds.

  • Toni
    Mar 10, 2018

    Absolutely delicious sandwich. The sauce is really great. I made two sandwiches and used the rest of the sauce for dipping. Fabulous.

  • cinderbe
    Feb 9, 2018

    What makes the sodium level so high?

  • PrplMonky5
    Sep 19, 2017

    My husband LOOOOOVED this. He told me I had to make this again. I personally thought the spices could be a little lowered, especially the salt, but I still enjoyed it a lot as well. Super easy. I didn't have quite 1/2 lb of deli roast beef (I used Oscar Mayer's Natural Slow Roasted Roast Beef) so there was enough "juice" for us to dip in. I'd definitely recommend.Update: I made this again recently and slightly lowered the herbs and salt. I think it tasted a LOT better that way. I also tried swiss this time instead of provolone and it tasted good too!

  • jengel1
    Oct 26, 2011

    So easy... next time I'll go heavy on the broth and wine and use as a dipping sauce!

  • lizard627
    Feb 14, 2010

    This was an instant family fave!!!