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Beef on Weck

Dublin DawgDublin Dawg Posts: 96
edited 9:21PM in EggHead Forum
Anyone ever heard of "beef on weck"? It is a beef sandwich served on a "weck" roll. Anyone have a recipe for this? I beleive it is popular in the Buffalo NY area.


  • Dublin Dawg,
    there is a local bar here in northern virginia (grevey's) that serves a beef on a weck. a philly cheese steak, it isn't so much about the meat (basic roast beef), but more about the bread, in this case a "kimmelweck" roll .. .here is a description i found. . .[p]And in fact, it is this roll that makes the sandwich unique. Made only in the Buffalo-Rochester area, the kummelweck—often alternatively spelled kimmelweck—is basically a Kaiser roll topped with lots of pretzel salt and caraway seeds. Inside, very thinly sliced roast beef is piled high, and the whole thing is served with a dish of "au jus" (I suppose it is too much to expect a German sandwich to make sense of French prepositions), for dipping. Alternatively, the cook sometimes dips the top of the roll into the jus just before serving it. In either case, the beef on weck sandwich must be accompanied by a pot of freshly grated, sinus-clearing horseradish.[p]frankly, i find the weck roll to be a bit dry, and it needs the au jus something fierce. ..i'm sure a buffalo native will chime in as well .
    hope this helps. ..

  • Dublin Dawg,[p]Funny you should ask. Just saw this article in the newspaper.

  • GenesGrillGenesGrill Posts: 308
    Dublin Dawg,
    This is a great sandwich!!! I posted about this over a month ago and got few replies. We ate some in North Tonawanda NY; I normally don't like roast beef, but these were delicious!! The guys from King Arthur Flour used to have a recipe for it in their catalogue.....I think one of their staff members knows how to make's normally a tender slow cooked roast beef with lots of juice. At home one time, I made a sandwich similiar to it bu using a kaiser roll, and sticking caraway seed and kosher salt to the top using a corn starch mixture; I used deli thin sliced roast beef with au jus sauce I made up....

  • GenesGrillGenesGrill Posts: 308
    mad max beyond eggdome,
    see link.............

    [ul][li]kummelweck rolls recipe.......[/ul]
  • GenesGrillGenesGrill Posts: 308
    see link............

    [ul][li]Beef on weck recipe..................[/ul]
  • BajaTomBajaTom Posts: 1,269
    Dublin Dawg,
    I saw a show on the food network or epicurious about Beef on a weck. The beef was slow cooked at about 225/250 for many hours( 12/16 ). It was liberally rubed with S&P and garlic salt. It was a huge chunk of beef using both the bottom and top round. I don't know what that whole piece of meat would be called. It was sliced thin and dunked in and au jus and put on those kimmelwick buns. Good luck, Tom

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,522
    <p />Dublin Dawg,
    up here we get them on onion rolls, rump roast cooked at 225 works well and take it off when its in the low 120's to cool down and slice. will have to try that weck roll

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