Beef on Weck


A beef on weck sandwich is an easy roast beef sandwich with local origins in Buffalo, New York. Kimmelweck rolls are hard kaiser-type rolls covered in coarse ground salt and caraway seeds.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 sandwiches


  • 3 cups prepared au jus sauce

  • 2 pounds thinly sliced roast beef

  • 6 Kaiser rolls, split

  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds

  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  2. Place rolls onto a baking sheet with the cut sides down. Brush roll tops lightly with water, then sprinkle salt and caraway seeds over top.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until toasted, about 10 minutes.

  4. While the rolls are toasting, warm au jus sauce in a saucepan over medium heat, 3 to 5 minutes. Add roast beef and cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Remove rolls from the oven and transfer to serving plates. Top with warm beef and au jus sauce. Serve horseradish on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 2479mg 108%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 668mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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