Get your favorite fast food sandwich fix without ever leaving the house. A Copy Cat Arby’s Beef N’ Cheddar tastes just like the original, but it’s ready in a flash with ingredients already in your kitchen.
Mmm, with it’s roast beef smothered in a magical golden cheese sauce, and buns topped with tangy Arby’s sauce.
The problem is that is physically pains me to pay for fast food when I can make something of equal or greater quality and taste at home.
Also, if you don’t feel like mixing up your own Arby’s sauce, you can sub Catalina dressing.
I have it on good authority that that’s actually the secret, much coveted loved, Arby’s sauce.
Pony on up to the table, because this Copy Cat Arby’s Beef N’ Cheddar sandwich is where the party is at.
Fluffy onion buns are spread with a robust house sauce, piled high with thinly sliced roast beef, and dripping with an addicting cheese sauce.
You don’t have to get dressed up. Shoot, you don’t even have to put on pants if you don’t want to.
Warm slices of thin roast beef are piled high on fluffy onion buns that have been slathered with Arby’s sauce.
Topped with a rich cheddar chees sauce, these Copy Cat Arby’s Beef N’ Cheddar sandwiches are a hearty sandwich that’s a guaranteed copy cat.
Have one, have two, make them and share with the family- these bad boys are filling & finger lickin’ good.
Enjoy them by themselves or with a simple side salad for a tasty meal whenever the mood strikes.
For a more genuine feel, or a total cheat meal, serve them with Arby’s curly fries on the side.
Grab a bag from the frozen food section next time you’re grocery shopping for just this reason!
Need to round this meal out with a tasty sweet treat? Whip up a batch of Chick-Fil-A’s frosted lemonade or Tropical Smoothie’s blimey limey smoothie.
Getting the Arbys sauce right is key. Its important to cook the spices and allow the flavors to marry.
Heat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap the roast beef in foil, and keep warm in the oven while you prepare the rest of the components of the sandwich.
Spoon a spoonful of the Arbys cheese sauce over the top of the roast beef. Follow with another splat of Arbys red ranch sauce, then the top bun.
Add the ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and spices, and water to a small saucepan and simmer on medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
Whisk egg white (or butter, although egg white will make things stick much better) and brush on the tops of the buns.
What Makes this Copycat Arby’s Beef and Cheddar the Best
It’s the sauces, silly. There’s more to making this Beef ‘n Cheddar recipe than slapping a bit of roast beef between two slices of bread and calling it a day.
A Beef and Cheddar Arby’s style takes things to the next level by using not one but two homemade sauces. The sweet and tart flavor of the Red Ranch sauce (not the same as the original Arby’s sauce) and the creaminess of the cheddar cheese sauce complement each other perfectly.
Whatever you do, don’t cut corners by using a pre-made cheese sauce or a bottled BBQ sauce – it’s just not the same!
You can’t serve a great roast beef sandwich with just your average meat. But that doesn’t mean you should go through the trouble of cooking a pot roast just to make this sandwich. In fact, don’t!
While your pot roast may be the talk of the neighborhood, what is most important for this sandwich are two things:
Unless you happen to have a deli slicer at home, you are just not going to be able to cut your home-cooked roast beef thin enough to do this sandwich justice. So, go ahead and buy some from the supermarket and ask the butcher for extra-thin slices.
Here’s a list of what you need:
How to Make Arby’s Beef and Cheddar
You’ll need to make the sauces first.
Red ranch sauce: Combine ketchup, water, onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
Cheese sauce: Heat the Cheez Whiz, milk, and shredded Cheddar cheese in a small saucepan. Heat on low until the cheese has melted, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to simmer.
Are red ranch and Arby’s sauce the same thing?
What is Arby’s cheese sauce made of?
What is Arby’s Red Ranch made of?