Rare Roast Beef Sandwich with Horseradish Fontina Fondue

March 30, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves four
Author Notes

Aside from the alliteration, this is an amazing sandwich. I have a toasty seeded ciabatta roll with a thick slab of rare roast beef and just a little "slap and tickle" with the "fondue" to wake up your tastebuds. You can cut it into fourths for a substantial mini-slider/appetizer.

People love the "fondue" on this so much that I don't add mayo. I do add a fresh tomato when in season, or a campari tomato at other times...

Don't worry about this being a "dangerous" sandwich as our friends in the UK call it...the fondue is thick, not runny and stays on the sandwich, not sliding down the front of your jumper! —lorigoldsby

What You'll Need
  • 12 ounces Rare Roast beef,
  • 4 seeded ciabatta roll
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 1 fresh tomato (campari if out of season)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces fontina cheese, small cubes
  • 4 ounces smoky cheddar/swiss cheese blend, small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh horseradish
  1. Thickly slice roast beef so that you have 1/4" slices.
  2. Wash and dry arugula and slice tomatoes.
  3. Peel 1" of horseradish root. Finely grate (I use a microplane) 2 t. of root.
  4. Toast ciabatta bread.
  5. Prepare fondue by melting 2 T. of butter and adding cheeses. Melt over medium heat, stirring until cheese melts and creates a fondue consistancy. Add horseradish and stir
  6. Stack sandwich with argula and tomato on bottom, roast beef in middle and pour fondue over the roast beef. Cover with seeded ciabatta top.

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  • boulangere
  • healthierkitchen
  • lorigoldsby

Recipe by: lorigoldsby

I learned to cook with my Gran. I can still see her reading a recipe and figuring out how she would make it better. She was fearless about substituting ingredients--but also knowledgeable. She approached food in the same way she built her antique business--appreciate quality ingredients and workmanship, but don't be a snob. I think I carry those same beliefs in my approach to cooking. I love family style dinners, I love a fancy ladies' luncheon with my wedding china, or a backyard seafood boil to celebrate my husband's birthday...I love to share food with others.

4 Reviews

boulangere March 31, 2011
Mmmmmmmm! And I share your IT issues.
healthierkitchen March 31, 2011
I have similar IT support!
healthierkitchen March 30, 2011
lorigoldsby March 31, 2011
thanks! sorry there isn't a picture--having technical difficulties uploading photos and all of my IT support is either back in college or in Europe this week! Somehow all of my food photos this afternoon got renamed "NYC-Martha trip" and are now locked!