Our Best Beef Sandwiches to Change Your Lunch Game Forever

We're raisin' the steaks

Red meat lovers, rejoice. Some of the world's best sandwiches come with beef—from Central and South America comes the Uruguayan cheesesteak, while America is known for the hearty patty melt and roast beef sandwich. If you're tired of chicken sandwiches or feeling uninspired by pork, stick to hearty, tried-and-true beef. Before you start, we've got you covered with the best ways to cook steak on a stove and the best ways to use ground beef. Make one our best beef sandwiches today and change your lunch game forever.

Roast Beef Sandwich with Walnut Romesco

Roast Beef Sandwich with Walnut Romesco
Pro-tip for this brawny beast: "I like to toast the inside of the bread to ensure it doesn't get soggy, even with a spread on it."—Philip Pretty, Fundamental LA, Los Angeles, California. Get the recipe for Roast Beef Sandwich with Walnut Romesco »Joseph De Leo

Roman Braised Beef with Tomato and Onion (Picchiapò)

Braised beef sandwich
Beloved throughout modern trattorias and osterias in Rome, this simple, rustic dish of shredded beef braised in tomatoes and onions make a great stew and a fantastic sandwich filling. Get the recipe for Roman Braised Beef with Tomato and Onion (Picchiapò) »Matt Taylor-Gross

The Schimmel Reuben Sandwich

reuben
Pressing down on this sandwich with a spatula while it toasts in the pan is the key to achieving the outer crispness and well-melted cheese that you want in a Reuben. Pile the meat on generously but not more than an inch or two thick or else the interior won't get sufficiently warmed. Get the recipe for The Schimmel Reuben Sandwich »Matt Taylor-Gross

New Jersey Pork Roll Meatball Sub

Pork Roll Meatball Sandwich
Two great New Jersey tastes that taste great together: juicy meatballs fortified with New Jersey pork roll (a.k.a. Taylor ham). Get the recipe for New Jersey Pork Roll Meatball Sub »Matt Taylor-Gross

Chivito (Uruguayan Cheesesteak) Sandwich

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This is chef Ignacio Mattos' version of a hearty cheesesteak sandwich that is served in restaurants and cafés throughout Uruguay. Get the recipe for Chivito (Uruguayan Cheesesteak) Sandwich »Matt Taylor-Gross

Braised Brisket Burgers with Pimento Cheese

Braised Brisket Burgers with Pimento Cheese
Brisket is braised in stout, bourbon, and soy sauce in these spicy pimento cheese-topped sliders from Edward Lee, executive chef at 610 Magnolia in Louisville, KY. Get the recipe for Braised Brisket Burgers with Pimento Cheese »Matt Taylor-Gross

Patty Melt

Patty Melt
Some say that the patty melt—a griddled sandwich of ground beef, caramelized onions, cheese, and rye bread—isn't technically a burger, because it has no bun. We love it just the same. Get the recipe for Patty Melt »Andre Baranowski