Copycat Arby's Beef & Cheddar Recipe

Prepare Roast Beef And Buns

1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Wrap the shaved roast beef in foil like a "packet" and keep in the oven to heat through. 3. Arrange buns on a baking sheet.

Prepare Roast Beef And Buns

4. Brush tops of buns with beaten egg white (or whole egg, or butter); then sprinkle with poppy seeds and minced onion. 5. Bake for 5-6 minutes.

For the Arby's Cheese Sauce

1. Combine the shredded cheddar (4 ounces), American cheese (4 ounces, shredded or cubed) with half and half (¼ cup) and ¼ tsp paprika in a small saucepan on medium-low heat.

For the Arby's Cheese Sauce

2. Cover, and stir occasionally until melted, smooth and combined. Turn off heat, or leave on lowest setting while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

Arby's Red Ranch Sauce

1. In a small saucepan, bring the ketchup (1 cup), apple cider vinegar (⅛ cup), sugar (½ tsp), paprika (½ tsp), garlic and onion powders (¼ tsp), salt (½ tsp), and water (¼ cup).

Arby's Red Ranch Sauce

2. Simmer the ingredients in the saucepan on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes.

Arby's Red Ranch Sauce

3. Turn off the heat, stir in the mayonnaise (2 tsp) until combined.

Assemble the Sandwiches

1. Add homemade red sauce to the bottom bun first, then pile with roast beef, spoon over cheddar cheese sauce, followed by more red sauce. Top with onion and poppy seed top bun.

Assemble the Sandwiches

2. The prepared sandwiches can be kept warm in the oven at 170 degrees Fahrenheit until ready to eat, for up to one hour.