Friday, July 19

Roast Beef Sandwich with Horseradish Aioli

Roast Beef Sandwich with Horseradish Aioli
Image by Monica Abner from Pixabay

There are dozens upon dozens of recipes for roast beef sandwiches. The vast majority of them give the culinary staple an overtly gourmet twist. Let’s face it, a great roast beef does not have a plethora of bells and whistles to be pleasing to the pallet. A traditional sandwich delightfully enhanced by the intense kick of flavor that is a creamy aioli, is all your taste buds need to be thoroughly pleased.

Your sandwich can be customized even more with the preparation of roast beef. You can choose to use: slow-roasted, deli-style, medium rare, or well done. The seasoning of your roast beef makes a great difference in taste as well. Most people when preparing roast beef simply slow roast it and depend on the natural juices and flavor to season it; this natural flavor can be enhanced with herbs and spices during the cooking process.

A tantalizing roast beef sandwich can be a wondrous second act for last night’s dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons of reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons of prepared horseradish
  • 2 slice rye bread
  • 2 (1 ounce) slices of roast beef
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon less sodium, reduced-fat Italian dressing



  1. Combine mayonnaise and horseradish in a bowl. Stir well with a whisk until completely blended.
    Taste the mixture before moving to the next step. Adjust to your taste. For less heat, increase the amount of mayonnaise used; and vice versa should you desire an extra kick.
  2. Spread mixture evenly on both slices of bread. Add (to one slice of bread) the roast beef, spinach, and second bread slice.
  3. Serve alongside cucumber slices that have been drizzled with Italian dressing.



Should you be a fan of warm sandwiches, add a bit of butter to the outer sides of your sandwich and place in a Panini press or grill for a few minutes on each side via a griddle. Additionally, warm roast beef can be used with slices of provolone or a bit of blue cheese.

For those that enjoy an explosion of spicy flavor, banana peppers rings can also be used as a garnish along with the spinach.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1

Per Serving (with no cheese): 359 calories; 10 grams of fat; 2 grams of saturated fat; 43 grams of carbohydrates; 5 grams of fiber; 24 grams of protein; 546 milligrams of sodium.

Per Serving (with cheese): 473 calories; 18 grams of fat; 9 grams of saturated fat; 45.4 grams of carbohydrates; 32.2 grams of protein; 1633 milligrams of sodium; Calcium 18%.

Roast beef contains the following vitamins and minerals: 1.14 milligrams of iron; 11 milligrams of magnesium; 142 milligrams of phosphorus; 172 milligrams of potassium; 1.85 milligrams of zinc; 2.65 milligrams of niacin; .22 milligrams of B6; .025 milligrams of thiamin; 27 milligrams of cholesterol.

It is NOT a good source of vitamins: A, C, D & E.

The rye bread is a great source of Resistant Starch, which in combination with the fiber in the vegetables, this sandwich will keep satisfied all afternoon. No need to pack or plan for snacking with a roast beef sandwich with horseradish aioli on the menu midday.

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