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Pit Beef Sandwiches with Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce

Smoked beef shaved thin piled on top of a soft bun with an ooomami based mayo and drenched in a peppery sauce of gorgonzola and horseradish.
Course Main Course, sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 913kcal


  • Deli slicer


For the Pit Beef Sandwich

For the Ooomami Mayo

For the Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce


Shave the Beef

  • Using a deli slicer, shave the beef as thin as is safely possible.
    sliced beef on a baking tray

Steam the Beef

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
  • Divide the beef into 4 equal portions and wrap in foil.
  • Pour the stock evenly into each packet.
  • Place the packets on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the beef is piping hot.

Make the Ooomami Mayo

  • Meanwhile, make the mayo by whisking the mayo, GirlCarnivore Ooomami blend, and horseradish in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
    whipped mayo, girl carnivore ooomami, and horseradish in bowl

Make the Cheese Sauce

  • In a pan over medium-low heat, whisk the cream with the gorgonzola and Monterey jack cheese.
    gorgonzola cheese sauce ingredients in a pan
  • Add in the Ooomami and White Tux spice blends and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Allow the sauce to thicken over low heat, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the chives.

Assemble the Pit Beef Sandwich

  • Slather the buns with the Ooomami Mayo.
  • Top each bun with 1 packet of the foil wrapped heated beef.
  • Add sliced onions on top and drizzle with cheese sauce.
  • Top with remaining bun half and serve immediately.


This recipe uses leftover shaved beef for the best results. I do not recommend deli beef for this recipe. 
You can substitute blue cheese for gorgonzola if you prefer or omit it altogether and replace with a less fragrant melting cheese if desired. 
If you don't have a deli slicer at home, chill the beef and use a well-sharpened knife for the best chance at super thin slices. 

To Make Foil Wrapped Pit Beef Sandwiches for Camping:

Follow the instructions to make these sandwiches, wrapping them in foil and cooking them over your campfire grate on the cooler side of a dual zone fire. until heated through. This recipe would also work in an RV oven. 
For the cheese sauce, use a cast iron or other camping pan to whisk the cheese sauce over indirect heat to prevent scorching or over a camp stove set to medium low. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 913kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 3176mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 1034mg | Iron: 18mg