Roast beef and garlic slaw sub sandwich

A savory sandwich with a garlicy flavor blast that sets the standard for a tasty experience.
1 sub sandwich (with plenty of roast beef and slaw for additional sandwiches)
schedule 30 minutes
schedule 1 hour and 20 minutes
schedule 2 hours and 50 minutes


Roast beef
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 12 teaspoon MSG (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 3 pounds beef roast, rump roast, bottom round or chuck roast
Garlic slaw
  • 3 cups cabbage, shredded (about half a head)
  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of MSG (optional)
Sandwich assembly
  • 1 sub roll
  • roast beef (from above)
  • white cheddar, provolone or Swiss cheese, sliced
  • tomato, sliced
  • garlic slaw (from above)


Roast beef: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F (233 C). 

Combine kosher salt, black pepper, and MSG (if using) in a small bowl to make your roast beef rub.

Rub the olive oil on beef and get it coated with a thin layer all over. Sprinkle the beef with all the rub. 

Place the beef on a rack set in a sheet pan and cook at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. 

Remove the beef from the oven and reduce the heat to 350 F (175 C). Add the beef back to the oven and cook until the beef temperature hits 130 internal. This should take somewhere between an hour and an hour and a half depending on the size and weight of the beef. 

Let the beef cool at least an hour in the refrigerator before slicing (preferably two hours). Slice the beef as thinly as possible. 

Garlic slaw: shred your green cabbage until you have about 3 cups worth. 

In a large bowl add the cabbage, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper and MSG (if using). Stir everything together until it's fully combined.

Store the slaw in the fridge for up to a week. 

Sandwich assembly: Slice a six-inch roll about 2/3rds of the way through and open it up like a book. 

Add a mound of thinly sliced roast beef and top that with a slice or two of cheese.

Layer on tomato slices and top that with spoonfuls of garlic slaw. 

Close the sandwich and serve.

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