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Jen’s Roast Beef & Swiss Hoagies

on March 16, 2012

March Madness. I love this time of year. College basketball, NCAA tournament, (and soccer) is just another reason for me to get excited about spring, and cooking. This quick and easy sandwich right here is one of my husband’s favorites. It is so, so easy to put together. Toppings for this hoagie take longer than any other part. So, if you are ready to watch some NCAA games this weekend, and you need something in a hurry, try this out!


3/4 – 1 pound sliced roast beef (I just get from deli)

4 long slices of Swiss cheese

2 Tablespoons butter

1/2 large onion, sliced

1 package of mushrooms

2 cloves garlic, pressed

1 – 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon A1 or steak sauce of your choice (optional)

2-4 shakes of hot sauce (more if you like the extra heat0

Salt and Pepper, to taste

4 hoagie rolls



1. On a broiler or cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, measure out slices of roast beef. Top with Swiss cheese.


2. In a skillet, heat butter. When melted and ready, throw in onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes on medium-high heat. Then, add in mushrooms, garlic and salt and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

3. Once veggies begin to cook down, add in Worcestershire, steak and hot sauces. Cook for about 2 minutes until well blended. When done, turn heat to low.


(Note: Yes, I purposely placed that Pittsburgh Steelers salt shaker in the background.)

4. Set the roast beef and cheese portions under a broiler (set on High) in the oven. You can also microwave this if you are in a big hurry. Broil for 6-8 minutes until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and place on hoagie buns.

I like to use these:


5. Open the hoagie bun, place roast beef and swiss, and then top with onions and mushroom mixture. Add any extra sauce that you want. Close the hoagie and slice in half for a better grip and easier way to eat.

His and Her sandwiches…


HIS – This is how my husband likes his – lots and lots of mushrooms on top.



HERS – This is how I like mine – lots and lots of onions on top.

Now, enjoy the madness as you watch your favorite team advance in the NCAA Finals!!

 Serves: 4



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