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Roast Beef Sandwiches

Roasting your own beef helps make this sandwich staple extra-special.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2006

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef eye of round
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 firm, ripe avocados
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Lettuce and radicchio, for serving
  • 12 slices rustic bread (1/2 inch thick each)
  • Horseradish Cream for Roast Beef Sandwiches

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until warm. Add oil and butter; heat until oil is hot and butter has melted.

  2. Season beef with salt and pepper; place in skillet. Cook until beef is well browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.

  3. Transfer skillet to oven. Bake until an instant-read thermometer registers 130 degrees for medium-rare, 18 to 22 minutes. Transfer beef to a cutting board; let rest at least 20 minutes before slicing.

  4. Slice beef very thinly crosswise. Peel and pit avocados; cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange tomatoes, lettuce, radicchio, avocados, and beef over half the bread. Spread horseradish cream onto each remaining bread slice, and place on top of sandwich, spread side down.

Cook's Notes

To make slicing easier and more precise, make the beef a day ahead and refrigerate it overnight.

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