home made roast beef sandwich meat

I don’t understand store bought roast beef sandwich meat. It’s expensive. It has a funny texture. It’s not very good at all. I’m just not a fan. If you’re looking for a better roast beef sandwich, have an oven, an instant read thermometer and a sharp knife you can do better. Home made roast beef sandwich meat. Like you’d get from an awesome sandwich food truck.

There’s absolutely nothing to making home made roast beef sandwich meat. It’s only slightly harder than boiling water. Or making ice. Take a nice hunk of top sirloin. Roast it in a 275F oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 125F. Have some for dinner. Refrigerate the rest. Slice against the grain. Pile on bread. Eat.

Make your roast beef sandwich beef from scratch. Cheaper, tastier and dead easy.

Make your roast beef sandwich beef from scratch. Cheaper, tastier and dead easy.

At full price top sirloin costs about the same per pound as commercial roast beef sandwich “meat”. When it goes on sale though – that’s when it’s a smoking deal. Less expensive. Super easy to make. Better tasting. No additives. Pure beef flavour. It’s an absolute no brainer.

Make your roast beef sandwich beef from scratch. Cheaper, tastier and dead easy.

Make your roast beef sandwich beef from scratch. Cheaper, tastier and dead easy.
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home made roast beef sandwich meat

Home made roast beef sandwich meat is cheaper and tastier than store bought. Once you try it, you'll never go back. Restaurant quality roast beef sandwiches for less money. What's better than that?
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Author romain | glebekitchen


  • 1 4 lb Top sirloin roast
  • salt

If you are serving this for dinner as well

  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 cups beef or veal stock
  • 1 Tbsp butter mixed with 1 Tbsp of flour beurre manié


  • Pre-heat the oven to 275F.
  • Pre-heat a roasting pan.
  • Season the beef liberally with salt.
  • Roast until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 125F (around 2 hours or more).

If you are also serving the roast for for dinner

  • Remove the roast from the oven.
  • Turn up the heat in the oven to 450F
  • When the oven reaches 450F return the roast to the oven for 5-8 minutes to brown.
  • Remove the roast from the oven.
  • Spoon off the fat and place the pan over medium heat. Deglaze the pan with red wine. Deglaze is just a fancy way of saying pour liquid in a hot pan and dissolve all that good stuff left over from roasting meat or poultry. Scrape up any browned bits in the pan.
  • Add the stock and reduce by half.
  • Remove from heat and swirl in the butter and flour mixture to thicken.


8 thoughts on “home made roast beef sandwich meat”

  1. Hi Romain
    I’ve only recently discovered your website and I am very impressed with everything…and by that I mean…the recipes itself…as well as the set-up of the site.
    We went to a restaurant in Cape Town where my wife and I had Chicken Jalfrezi. It was absolutely delicious. So, of course, I had to try to make it at home. That’s how I came to your site while searching for authentic Indian Chicken Jalfrezi.
    However, the reason for this comment is, to ask about that delicious looking bread roll in the picture above?
    Thanks again sir

    • Thank you for the kind words! I’m afraid I didn’t bake the bread in the pictures. Sorry to disappoint. Those are ciabatta rolls from my local grocery store believe it or not. Ace brand bakery. Likely not available in South Africa I am afraid…

  2. You are so right! Deli meat is not good, or cheap. This is a total no-brainer, with a recipe this easy, why not make it at home yourself?? The roast beef looks absolutely delicious, thanks for an awesome and easy recipe!

  3. Oh. My. Meat. This roast beef is spectacular, Romain! I’m practically drooling just looking at it. I know what I’ll be making this weekend! 😉

  4. That piece of beef looks divine!! :O and the pickled onions!!! The contrast of sweet, sour and beef on bread (or even a crostini!) sounds like such a fantastic flavour combo too! Time to pick me up a roast!! 😀

  5. My husband loves roast beef but I never let him buy it in the deli because of how expensive the good stuff is…and the not so good stuff is gross! I’ll have to keep my eye out for a sale on a nice roast and give this a try – I’m sure he’ll be very pleased at lunch time! And it’s all good with me because this is pretty easy to cook up!

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