What Kind Of Roast Beef Does Arbys Use

Arby’s Roast Beef Copycat Ingredients

It goes without saying that roast beef and hamburger buns are the two ingredients needed for this Arby’s Roast Beef imitation recipe. But the kind of roast beef you choose will have a significant impact. Go straight to the refrigerated meat section instead of the deli counter. You are looking for pre-packaged ultra thinly sliced roast beef. I discovered that two brands that offered extremely thin roast beef that tasted fairly similar to the traditional Arby’s roast beef were Hillshire Farm and Land O Frost. Dont bother with the Buddig brand. Not only is it oddly pink in color, but it tastes nothing like Arby’s. or beef. or meat.

I bought a couple Arby’s sandwiches to compare, and before I ate, I weighed the beef. Each sandwich has exactly 2. Two ounces of meat (UPDATE: Readers who work at Arby’s have informed me that I should have received three ounces of meat), but feel free to add more if you’d like a larger sandwich.

Sesame seed hamburger buns are the ideal substitute for an Arby’s roast beef sandwich. I discovered that Pepperidge Farm even carried one with an Arby’s-style wavy top. However, in reality, any sesame seed bun should suffice.

Yes, it does come pre-packaged in a weird solution

Urban legends have to come from somewhere, right? Snopes says the origin of the tall tale might be related to the admittedly weird way the meat is shipped to the store. Each Arbys location receives their roast beef in airtight bags, and when they get it, it does look a little suspect. Snopes describes it as “kind of grayish and rather soft and squishy”… and that doesnt sound like most traditional types of meat, does it?

The meat chunk is soaking in a “gelatinous broth,” they continue, so it’s probably not the meat you’re seeing in the bag. It’s simple to understand how someone who hasn’t opened the bag could assume that its contents aren’t entirely solid given the jelly-like broth, the strange color, and the squishiness of the contents. However, Arby’s and its staff reassure clients that this is simply untrue.

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What Kind Of Roast Beef Does Arbys Use