Coast Cooking

Coast Cooking: A quick roast beef sandwich hits the spot

Serious foodies often rail against buying any prepared food, and even the made-in-advance option is a poor one. 

But on some days life carries us away, and there is just no time to get in the kitchen and do honest work. 

So you are in the mood for a good roast beef sandwich, whether it’s in the po-boy style or just on rye, what are you going to do? 

I am sorry, but for me the fast food option is out. Zero. So what's left? 

A good option is to go to the grocery store and find the deli. Chances are they have a pretty good roast beef, ready to slice any way you like it. The only thing you need to do is to wake the roast beef up a bit.


1 pound thin sliced roast beef

2-3 cloves garlic

2-3 tablespoons butter

French bread

Lettuce, tomato, mayo

Extra virgin olive oil as needed

Turn the oven or toaster oven on so the bread can be toasted. Melt the butter in a sauté pan, add the garlic and cook until the butter is flavorful. Remove the garlic so it does not burn, set it aside if you want to add it to the sandwich later. Toss the roast beef in the garlic butter just to warm and coat. Toast the bread, add the thin sliced beef and dress as you like it. If you want a bit more sauce, add some extra virgin olive oil to the pan and mix with the garlic butter. Serve warm.