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. This recipe transforms regular rolls into the traditional weck rolls.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Warm the au jus sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the roast beef and let it warm up at the same time. While the meat is soaking, place the rolls on a baking sheet with the cut side down. Brush the tops lightly with water and sprinkle with salt and caraway seeds.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until rolls are toasted, about 10 minutes. Serve the sliced beef on the rolls with the au jus and horseradish on the side.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; 6.8 g total fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 2479 mg sodium. 27.6 g carbohydrates; 36.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2008
Almost perfect! I worked in a restaurant known for their beef on weck and the trick is to dip the cut rolls in the au jus just a bit before serving so its not so messy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2012
Between the salt in the au jus and the bun it was just too salty. I'm sticking with Italian beefs. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2008
Almost perfect! I worked in a restaurant known for their beef on weck and the trick is to dip the cut rolls in the au jus just a bit before serving so its not so messy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2008
Almost perfect! I worked in a restaurant known for their beef on weck and the trick is to dip the cut rolls in the au jus just a bit before serving so its not so messy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
Great recipe and a great way to make kimmelweck rolls for people who may not be able to find them where they live! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2010
Absolutely what i've been looking for. I grew up in Buffalo this being one of my FAVORITE sandwiches. I didn't realize it was only local until I moved to the west coast. Now I'm dating an Oregonian and he had never heard of beef on weck. Outrageous! So since there are no Kimmelweck rolls to be found out here this recipe was perfect. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2012
This takes a French Dip to an entirely new level. I love caraway seeds so this just hit the spot. The coarse salt adds a texture reminiscent of a giant soft pretzel although I must admit it was too salty for me using the recommended ratio. The caraway seeds and salt will stick to the bun using plain water but I found that you get a crustier top if you brush the buns with an egg wash consisting of egg whites and water. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2012
Between the salt in the au jus and the bun it was just too salty. I'm sticking with Italian beefs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
this is a really good quick convenience recipe!!! I esp. like the part about making the plain kaiser rolls into kimmelweck rolls. My husband and kids enjoyed them. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2010
Closest thing to Kimmelweck rolls without going through the hassle of making them yourself. Try brushing the rolls with melted butter instead of water (I also leave off the caraway seeds). The "Easy Slow Cooker French Dip" recipe is delicious for cooking your meat and au jus sauce. These two recipes make for a mouth watering sandwich! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2010
We dip the bottom side of the top roll in au jus and just serve with horseradish. This recipe was just what I needed. My Buffalonian boyfriend was overjoyed:) Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2012
These is a simply but tasty and hearty recipe! We really enjoyed this dish. My husband is a huge fan of French dips and I loved making it with the deli roast beef. Read More
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