Super Roast Beef Subs

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  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 2 (16 ounce) Italian bread loaves
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 pound deli roast beef slices
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey jack cheese blend


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Stir in 1 cup water; cover with plastic wrap, folding back a corner to allow steam to escape.
  3. Microwave at HIGH 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring once.
  4. Stir in salsa.
  5. Slice off top one-third of each bread loaf lengthwise; hollow out bottoms of loaves, leaving 1-inch thick shells.
  6. Place 1 cup lettuce in bottom of each shell.
  7. Layer each with half of roast beef, half of salsa mixture, and remaining roast beef.
  8. Sprinkle with tomato and cheese; spread with remaining salsa mixture, and sprinkle with remaining lettuce.
  9. Cover with bread tops, and press down lightly.
  10. If desired, wrap in plastic wrap and chill.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

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