Italian Beef Melt on Toasted Garlic Buns

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Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a great recipe to use up leftover beef, my family *loves* these sandwiches, the ingredients here are only a guideline, you can adjust amounts to taste --- prep time does not include making the pasta sauce --- don't forget to sprinkle the buns with the garlic powder it really adds to the sandwich! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan heat pasta sauce cook stirring occasionally until heated.
  2. Add in beef and continue cooking over medium-low until heated through (about 5 minutes) remove from heat.
  3. Spread softened butter on both sides of each bun then sprinkle with salt then a bit of garlic powder.
  4. Place the buns on a baking sheet cut-side up.
  5. Turn the oven to broiler heat.
  6. Broil buns 4-6 inches from heat until toasted (watch closely they brown fast!).
  7. Remove buns from oven leaving the broiler heat on.
  8. Divide the sauce/beef mixture between the buns, then sprinkle with sliced mushrooms.
  9. Top with 2 slices (or more) of mozzarella cheese.
  10. Return to the oven and broil 4-6 inches from heat source until the cheese has melted.
  11. Delicious!
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5 5

I have yet to find a Kitty recipe that was not less than perfect, this is another winner, I made this with leftover thinly sliced prime rib and we loved it, thanks Kitty

5 5

Really good, fast, and easy! A great way to disguise leftover pot roast. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

5 5

Great Sandwich! Tripled the recipe and fed it to DH's deer hunting friends for lunch yesterday and they loved it! Sent the recipe home with a couple of the guys! Definitely a winner and really simple to fix! Thanks for posting this recipe!