Italian Steak Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jan. 31, 2023
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.

Can you freeze Italian Steak Sandwiches?

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.