Beef on Weck

Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal


Originated in Buffalo,NY.
If you never had a roastbeef sandwich on a kimmelweck roll, here is an easy recipe. A must try.
Here we are very fortunate to have beef on weck in every bar and restaurant menu. Also every grocery store, bakery carries kimmelweck rolls. Its simply a kaiser roll topped with caraway, and kosher salt.
Our state sandwich!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


  • 1
    3-4 lb eye of round, tenderloin, or prime rib
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • ·
    salt & ground pepper

  • 8
    kaiser rolls
  • ·
    caraway seeds
  • ·
    kosher salt
  • 3-4
    egg whites
  • 4 Tbsp

How to Make Beef on Weck


  1. Preheat oven 425
    Rub roast with olive oil S&P.
    Place in shallow pan, bake uncovered for 40-50mins. til thermomoter reads 130-135 degrees. Let rest for 15min.
    Reserve juices. Carve very thin slices (meat slicer if possible.)
    Mix egg whites and water to make egg wash.
    Brush or dip rolls in egg wash.
    Place on baking pan, sprinkle with generouse amount of kosher salt and caraway seeds.
    Heat in 350 degree oven for 3-5 mins til salt, caraway stick and tops are nice and crusty.
  3. To prepare sandwich, Place good amount of sliced beef on bottom roll. Dip bottom of top roll in reserve juices. Top roast beef bottom. Serve with side of horseradish.
    We like ours hot, top roastbeef with good amount of horseradish.

    For parties I place RB in juices and let everyone make there own sandwich. Very easy for get togethers.

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About Beef on Weck

Course/Dish: Beef, Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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