This strawberry goat cheese roast beef sandwich walks the line between gourmet and game food. Stuffed with roast beef and topped with a strawberry goat cheese spread, it’s a bit of both in each bite.

I have a love hate thing going on with the month of March.

On one hand, it (finally!) means more light at night on the other, it’s still threatening snow storms in the 7 day forecast. It means spring yet reality is nothing green will actually be gracing us with its presence for at least another month.

It also means March Madness and oddly, given my hatred of football, that’s not something in the hate column when it comes to March.

Strawberry Goat Cheese Roast Beef Sandwich
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There are precisely two traditional sports I actually enjoy watching, hockey and basketball. So a month of basketball madness, talk of brackets and games on every public tv set doesn’t incite the same kind of inner fury as the Superbowl. In fact, I kinda like it.

I almost wish as much talk, prep and planning went into March madness as the Superbowl. At least then I could combine good food with a sport I actually like instead of sitting through 4 hours of torture from plays that last approximately 5 seconds to sad puppy commercials and horrible white-girl-can’t-dance half-time shows.

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Roast Beef Sandwich

Cobblestone Bread Co. challenged me to come up with a game worthy sandwich for the month of March. Here’s how my mind works when it comes to sandwiches: ROAST BEEF. The end.

Seriously, I can’t walk into a deli and walk out with anything other than roast beef. Turkey, meh. Ham, definitely not. Salami, I love it but no. Bologna, omg gross. Roast beef for the win. Always.

I’ll normally default to good ‘ole Russian dressing but since it’s March and all and spring is right around the corner, I wanted something a bit more seasonal. Smashed goat cheese and ripe strawberries make the perfect spring spread for this game day inspired bite. Strawberries are finally getting good again and mashed together with goat cheese, they make a tangy sweet topping perfect for livening up an otherwise meat packed sandwich. I used Cobblestone Bread Co. cracked wheat kaiser roll for these which worked perfectly. Sandwiches aren’t all about the insides, the bread matters too. There’s nothing worse than a bad bread to filling ratio when it comes to a sandwich. Too little, no good. Too much, a mouth full of carbs instead of flavorful filling, also no good. These rolls are right in between for the perfect hearty bite.

Roast Beef Sandwich with Strawberry Goat Cheese

So bring on the basketball and bring on spring!

{Looking for more roast beef love? Check out this roast beef smoked gouda grilled cheese.}

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Strawberry Goat Cheese Roast Beef Sandwich

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This strawberry goat cheese roast beef sandwich walks the line between gourmet and game food. Stuffed with roast beef and topped with a strawberry goat cheese spread, it’s a bit of both in each bite.

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound sliced roast beef
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1 bunch watercress, roughly chopped
  • 4 Cobblestone Bread Co. cracked wheat kaiser rolls

Instructions 

  • Combine strawberries and goat cheese in a small bowl. Mash with a fork until combined and set aside.
  • Spread the strawberry goat cheese mixture on the bottom of each roll. Top with some watercress, then 4 slices of roast beef, more strawberry goat cheese spread and finish with more watercress. Place the top of the roll on the sandwich and repeat with the other 3.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 489kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 38gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1282mgFiber: 9gSugar: 7g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cobblestone Bread Company via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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6 Comments

  1. Liked your recipe a lot. Looking forward for some more mouth watering recipes. Keep up the good work.

  2. I’ve moved 2 weeks ago and we had sandwiches for several days. We’ve been eating ham and butter sandwiches with crisps again and again. What a pity I didn’t know about this gourmet sandwich!

  3. Wow. That sandwich actually has my name on it. The roast beef and the sweetened goat cheese- Genius.

  4. I definitely need to make that strawberry and cream cheese sauce.. never seen anything like it before!

  5. Oooo this looks awesome! I love that you included watercress with your recipe. I love watercress :)