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Prime Rib Philly

Deli meat and I have been BFF’s since 2008 when I had gastric bypass.  Ham, turkey, roast beef…they are all regular guests in my refrigerator deli drawer.  But then this was brought to my attention.


Yes, you saw that correctly, deli sliced PRIME RIB.  We all know prime rib is one of the best forms of cow on the plate.   Now it was going to be the best form of sliced deli meat on a roll.I had sliced Swiss in one hand and prime rib in another and you know that onions and mushrooms were not going to be far behind.  Viola, the prime rib Philly was born.I jazzed up some canned beef broth with fresh-from-my-herb-garden thyme and sage. Then I tossed in some onions and garlic to make a nice au jus to dip the deli meat into before applying cheese.  Popping them under the broiler to get all nice and toasty was next.  Once the cheese melted and the bun toasted, I applied the sautéed veggies and heaven was created.Confession: I made the sandwiches, had my photo shoot, then, I fed El, Jim, and Schy.  I was too full from sampling the meat and veggies to join them in eating.  I left my tiny portion off to the side for about 2 hours.  It just waited patiently for me and when I finally came for it cold, it was still fantastic.
  Prime Rib Philly ~ The Complete Savorist

Prime Rib Philly

Author: Michelle De La Cerda


  • 4 sandwich rolls

Au Jus

  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ½ tbsp . fresh sage; diced
  • ¼ tbsp . fresh thyme; diced
  • Black pepper; to taste
  • ? cup chopped Spring onions
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 bay leaf


  • 2 tbsp . butter
  • 2 cups spring onions; mixed and finely sliced
  • 8 oz . mushrooms; sliced
  • Salt/black pepper; to taste
  • 8 oz . prime rib deli meat +/-
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese


  1. In a saucepan, add all the ingredients.
  2. Bring it to a boil, and reduce the heat to medium, allowing it to reduce.
  3. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
  4. Slice the onions and the mushrooms.
  5. Add the butter to a sauté pan and allow it to melt over medium-high heat.
  6. Once the butter is melted, add the onions.
  7. Cook them for one minute and then add the mushrooms.
  8. Season with black pepper.
  9. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Once the mushrooms have browned, add salt to taste.
  11. Continue to cook until the onions are near caramelized and the mushrooms are golden
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Once the broth has cooled, add the deli meat to it and allow it to absorb the broth.
  14. You don’t want to cook the deli meat that is why the broth must cook first.
  15. Hot broth will eventually dry the meat out.
  16. Slice the sandwich rolls.
  17. Turn on the broiler.
  18. Add the broth-soaked meat to the rolls and layer with cheese.
  19. Place under broiler and cook until the top bun is toasted and the cheese has melted.
  20. About 90 seconds.
  21. Add the sautéed onions and mushrooms.
  22. Top, slice, and serve.
Prime Rib Philly ~ The Complete Savorist
Prime Rib Philly ~ The Complete Savorist

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  • Reply
    Jane Ritz
    June 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    This sandwich looks like pure heaven. I’m printing it and will make it. It looks and sounds so delicious.

    • Reply
      June 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Jane, It was really simple to make and was every bit as delicious as it looks. Enjoy!

  • Reply
    June 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    OMG!!! girl I am going to have to have you come over and cook for me LOL, yum is right that sandwich looks so tasty 🙂
    great recipe and thanks for share @tisonlyme143

    • Reply
      June 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      @tisonlyme143, Thank you! If you make it let me know what you think.

  • Reply
    June 12, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Looks great although I would make mine with seitan/veg broth. Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply
      June 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Shannon, whatever works for you! Adapt away. 🙂

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    Claire D
    June 12, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious. I had never heard of the deli shaved prime rib. I’ll have to keep an eye for it next time I go to the store!

    • Reply
      June 12, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      I had never seen it either. Sam’s Club had it.

  • Reply
    June 14, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    This looks really good!

    • Reply
      June 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Emily, Thank you, it really was delicious. All the components just melded perfectly.

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    peter jones
    June 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Now this has got my full attention.Lip smacking love at first sight.PJ

    • Reply
      June 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      Happy to have your full attention Peter. 🙂 Thank you!

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    Terri S
    June 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    This looks so incredible! Thank you for sharing,

    • Reply
      June 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you Terri. It really was delicious.

  • Reply
    June 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    All my favorite toppings, mushrooms, onions, and swiss cheese, YUM!

    • Reply
      June 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you Katie, hope you enjoy it.

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    Healing Tomato
    January 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    5 stars
    Lovely recipe and now, I am missing Philly.

    • Reply
      January 16, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      I’ve never been to Philly, but I want to. Amish country is the closest I ever got. Lancaster and Hershey.

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
    April 15, 2015 at 7:17 am

    My husband was just saying he wanted me to make a philly cheesesteak soon–and given his love of prime rib, he will flip for these!

    • Reply
      April 16, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Awesome Kristen. I loved the prime rib deli meat, I was excited when I saw it.

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    Michele @ Flavor Mosaic
    April 15, 2015 at 7:24 am

    This looks amazing! I’m going to have to try this!

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    Christine at CooktheStory
    April 15, 2015 at 7:38 am

    This looks like perfect comfort food.

    • Reply
      April 16, 2015 at 11:29 am

      I agree Christine, thank you.

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    heather @french press
    April 15, 2015 at 8:24 am

    my husband goes crazy for prime rib – so I’m sure he would be in heaven with this in his plate

    • Reply
      April 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Hope you both enjoy it.

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    April 15, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Mmmmmm. Yummy!!! Hubby and I will totally enjoy this!

    • Reply
      April 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

      So glad to hear that Abigail.

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