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California Chile Roast Beef Sandwich

California Chile Roast Beef Sandwich

This California Chile Roast Beef Sandwich is a cinch to put together. It’s a great combination Carl’s Jr. old-time Roast Beef Sandwich, and a Denny’s Turkey Bird.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 552 kcal


  • 4 slices sourdough French bread
  • ½ to ¾ pound roast beef thinly sliced
  • 2 - 4 roasted California chiles can be freshly roasted, or canned seeded and sliced
  • 2 - 4 slices cheddar cheese mild, medium or sharp, your choice
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons butter softened
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup finely grated parmesan cheese optional, but good


  • Place the bread on a clean surface, layer one side with the roast beef, cover with the chilies and cheese. Close to make a sandwich. 
  • Butter both outsides of the bread with the softened butter. Sprinkle one or both sides with the parmesan cheese.
  • Heat a skillet, grill pan or panini press to medium-high. Put the sandwiches on and cook until lightly browned (place a plate on the top if cooking in a skillet or griddle to form a press); when browned, turn and repeat on the other side. Cut in half and serve.
  • LindySez: If making this sandwich with the optional parmesan crust, it is best to make it in a flat-surfaced not ridged pan as this will keep the cheese evenly cooked on the outside of the bread.


Be sure the butter is well softened so it doesn't tear the bread when you spread it.


Serving: 1gSodium: 601mgFiber: 3gCholesterol: 104mgCalories: 552kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 14gFat: 29gProtein: 36gCarbohydrates: 35g
Keyword Carl's Jr. roast beef sandwich, grilled beef sandwich
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