Chef John's Beef on Weck Sandwiches
Welcome to one of this country's most delicious unknown sandwiches, the Beef on Weck. This simple but brilliant creation features thinly sliced, horseradish-covered roast beef piled high on a freshly baked kummelweck roll. When you add a steaming ramekin of fresh beef jus for dunking, you'll understand why this is the pride of Western New York (sorry, chicken wings). Serve with chips or fries and pickles on the side.
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There are many cuts of beef used for this, including top round, rump roast, and brisket, but I like to use a nice, thick top-sirloin roast. Instead of cooking it in the oven, I like to pan-roast this on the stove top. Since top sirloin roasts are only a couple inches thick, they cook relatively fast. They're also tender, flavorful, and because of their shape, very easy to slice thinly, which is one of the keys to this amazing sandwich.
Make your own caraway rolls with Chef John's Kummelweck recipe.