Open-faced Roast Beef Sandwich

The roast beef is marinated in a generous amount of garlic and wonderful spices.

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Open-faced Roast Beef Sandwich
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July 2011

The tasty roast beef is marinated in a generous amount of garlic and a host of wonderful spices. Pair it with nice crusty bread and a horseradish spread for some punch and you have the king of all sandwiches!

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Serves 6 to 8 
Prep Time
20 minutes 
Cooking Time 40 minutes


1 (500-gram) piece whole beef sirloin
10 to 12 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
8 to 10 slices Batard bread or
        any French-style or crusty bread, toasted
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened slightly
4 to 6 lettuce leaves,
         washed and spun dry using salad spinner
1 Baguio tomato, sliced into rounds
potato chips, to serve (optional)
        (For homemade chips, try :  Sweet Potato Chips with Lime Salt,
        Potato Chips with Roasted Garlic Sour Cream and Dill Dip)

For the horseradish spread
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons bottled horseradish
1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
2 teaspoons pickle relish
salt and freshly ground black pepper


Poke beef with a knife in several areas and insert 1 clove of garlic in each hole. Rub Worcestershire sauce, dried tarragon, ground pepper, and dried basil all over the beef. Tie with a string and marinate overnight.  

2  Preheat oven to 350ºF and roast for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes. Slice into 1/4-inch-thick pieces. Set aside.

Make the horseradish spread: Mix all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.  

Assemble the sandwich: On each bread slice, spread butter, cover with lettuce and sliced tomatoes. Top with roast beef slices and slather with horseradish spread. For more flavor, after spreading butter on the bread, add a thin layer of horseradish spread before topping with the lettuce and tomatoes, or have some more of the spread on the side to serve with the sandwich.

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