These thick, beefy, satisfying sandwiches are made with tender prime rib, earthy roasted poblano peppers, spicy pepper jack cheese and quick garlicky mayo all topping crusty buns. Here is the recipe.
So, first things first. These sammiches ROCK.
We both took a first bite and sort of melted in our chairs from delicious awesomeness. But then again, they ARE made from super tender, amazing prime rib.
We had leftover prime rib from a holiday gathering and hence, this sandwich was born. I know, WHO IN THE WORLD has leftover prime rib? Well, I do, actually, because I LOVE leftover prime rib!
It's expensive for sure, but I'll buy a slightly larger roast than I need just in case people are hungry, and IF there are leftovers, um, yeah, POOR ME, right? I'll just HAVE to package that right up and save it for the next day. For sammiches!
Sandwiches like this one. Prime Rib Sandwich with Roasted Poblanos and Garlic Mayo.
Truth be told, if you don't have leftover prime rib, you can make this sandwich with a good ribeye and it will be phenomenal. Or, if you're looking to save a few dollars, get some sliced roast beef from the deli and warm it up in a bit of seasoned broth. I won't be QUITE as good, but it will still be pretty darned tasty.
Making it is an easy enough thing. You'll chop up the cooked prime rib or cooked ribeye - I just did a rough chop on mine. Heat it up in a pan and add in a bit of stock and seasonings. The stock will bring some delicious moisture to the finished sandwich, and will help infuse all those new seasonings.
Pop it onto a couple buns - I used crusty bolilo buns, though any thick bun willl do - and top it with shredded pepper jack cheese and chopped roasted poblano peppers. If you don't know how to roast a poblano pepper, instructions are below, or see here - How to Roast Chili Peppers.
Bake the newly stacked sandwiches for a few minutes to let the cheese get nice and melty and the crusts just slightly toasted. Top them with garlic mayo and BOOM! You will LOVE this sandwich!
It is super quick and easy to make when you have leftovers. Go for it! I hope you like it. Let me know how it turns out for you. Send pics! And as always, feel free to share.
-- Mike H.
Prime Rib Sandwich with Roasted Poblanos and Garlic Mayo – Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 8 ounces prepared prime rib
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- ¼ cup beef or chicken stock
- 1 large poblano pepper
- Shredded pepper jack cheese
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 large bolilo buns for serving (or any crusty sandwich bread)
- Roughly chop the prime rib and add it to a pan with olive heated to medium heat. Heat it through about a minute.
- Add the Cajun seasoning and stock. Stir and simmer until the stock reduces and the prime rib is nicely coated with seasonings.
- Roast the poblano pepper over an open flame, flipping often, until the skin chars and blackens. You can also roast it in the oven or broiler. See How to Roast Chili Peppers. Wrap the poblano in paper towel until it cools, then peel off the charred skins. Finely dice the poblano.
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Slice open the buns and stuff them with prime rib. Top with shredded cheese and poblano peppers.
- Bake for 5 minutes to allow cheeses to melt and get the bread a bit crusty.
- Mix the mayo and garlic powder and top your sammiches! Enjoy!
Makes 2 sandwiches.