Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich Recipe

Open Roast Beef Meal
This recipe is inspired by the Open Roast Beef Sandwich at Blue Ribbon in Wauseon, Ohio

n this post, I share how I made the most tender and tasty roast beef for my husband’s favorite Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich in an Electric Pressure Cooker.  The recipe is super simple so check out the tips and tricks featuring shortcuts below.  This was super easy to make using my favorite Power Pressure Cooker.  You can do the same recipe in an Instant Pot.

Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich

One of my family’s favorite meals is a hot roast beef with gravy, mash potatoes, and a favorite vegetable on the side.  Today I am whipping this up in my Power Electric Pressure Cooker for my husband’s birthday dinner.  To create this dish you will need the following ingredients. Don’t forget that toward the bottom of this post you will find the details in the printable recipe section. It is really a super simple recipe.

For the roast beef and gravy:

  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • garlic salt
  • chicken broth
  • brown gravy dry mix
  • salt and pepper
  • sweet onion
  • mushroom

Don’t forget the cheats to make this a meal listed at the bottom of this post! 

Hot Roast Beef Sandwich Printable Recipe

open-faced roast beef sandwich recipe

If you click below you will be able to print this amazing recipe to save as a PDF or print to add to your recipe scrapbook.  Be sure to comment after you use this so I know what you liked about the recipe.


Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich Recipe

Recipe by Bren HaasCourse: Main MealCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed off excess fat

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 cup beef broth 

  • 1 package of brown gravy dry mix

  • 1 small sweet onion sliced

  • 1 cup of white mushrooms sliced (optional)

  • Serve with potatoes or thick sliced sandwich bread


  • Add a package of brown gravy mix, garlic salt and pepper to a large bowl.

  • Carefully place the beef roast in the dish and coat all sides with the powder mix.

  • In the pressure cooker set to sauté mode ( I use the Chicken cook setting) to sauté a sweet sliced onion

  • Slowly add 1 cup of the chicken broth and diced mushroom to the pot. Let simmer for about 3 minutes before adding the remaining broth.

  • Place the roast into the Power Pressure Cooker.

  • Cook on 'Chicken Meat' setting for 1 hour letting the steam release on its on. Do not open at the end of the cooking time.

  • After about 15 minutes the pressure release should be ready to open up. Remove beef and serve with gravy, mash potatoes on a slice of fresh thick sandwich bread.

    I am super amazed at how well this turned out in the Electric Power Pressure Cooker.  My husband says this is the best Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich he has ever had.  He compared it to the HUGE portion meal he enjoys at Blue Ribbon Diner out in Swanton Ohio.  Mine tastes like it has less salt mainly because I didn’t use the drippings from the bottom of the pan for the gravy.

    Bren RecommendsPower Pressure Cooker 

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    UPDATE: I purchased a Yedi 9 in 1 Electric Pressure Cooker in March 2021 and it has been used in my kitchen daily to this date!  Consider checking out my review and purchasing one for yourself on Amazon with my Link.

    Serving Suggestions for the Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich

    roast beef meal

    In the recipe feature here I use an additional package of McCormick brand Brown Gravy Mix.  Just follow the recipe directions to make the gravy.  You can use the drippings in the bottom of the pressure cooker with flour but I like to cheat!

    Another cheat is I use instant mash potatoes.  It makes it easy to whip up a ‘homecooked meal’ that tastes like you spent hours working on.  I always have the individual varieties of mash potato dried mixes you can find at Aldi for .89 cents.  The ‘loaded potato’ variety  from Walmart is super yummy with steak and this recipe too!

    You would be silly to not ‘cheat’ these days when putting together an amazing meal.  Using new products like the 4 serving mash potato packages makes whipping up a healthy home-cooked meal so much easier.  You will also have more time to spend with the family.

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    Happy Roast Beef Cooking,

    Bren Haas

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