Arby’s Beef n’ Cheddar Copycat

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Arby's Beef n' Cheddar Copycat

This Arby’s Beef n’ Cheddar copycat recipe is a close second to the real deal.  Add some of the frozen Arby’s fries from your local grocery store and make it a meal.

Copycat recipes are so hard to master.  I feel like restaurants have some sort of magic wand to make food taste extra good. This Beef n’ Cheddar recipe is at least a close second that you can enjoy at home.  I’m assuming it’s probably a little healthier, too. The key to making the roast beef taste good is to buy thin sliced and make sure you get it rare.  This allows you to heat the roast beef and not overcook it. First, melt the cheddar over low heat with some milk.   Melting Cheddar Cheese Sauce Second, add the beef bouillon cube to some water and heat over medium. You’ll then add the roast beef. You only want the beef to warm up, not cook. If you overcook the meat, it will become tough and not good at all.   Heating Roast Beef   Assemble the sandwich with the roast beef and cheese.  I placed the bottom bun down on the plate.  Then I folded the roast beef over a little to make the sandwich thicker.  You can just lay it on there but this looks more authentic.  Then just pour some cheese over the top of the meat and add your onion bun. Don’t forget the curly fries. You can find Arby’s brand at some grocery stores and they are spot on with the taste. I don’t like them as well in the oven, though. These have to be fried to taste just like Arby’s.  You could also use regular curly fries if you can’t find the Arby’s brand. Onion buns can also be found at most grocery stores. They give it the added flavor but you could always use a regular or sesame seed bun if you like those better.   Arby's Beef n' Cheddar Copycat   Some people spread Catalina dressing on the bun to be like Arby’s sauce but I just don’t think it tastes the same.  We always have packets of Arby’s sauce left over when we actually go to the restaurant so I save them.  We pull them out and use the real stuff for these sandwiches.   One of my commenters (Thanks Erin) said they wrapped the sandwiches in aluminum foil and placed them in a warm oven to keep the warm before serving.  This is a great idea because they do cool down quick.   For more copycat recipes, try this Steak n’ Shake Frisco Melt.

Arby's Beef n' Cheddar Copycat

Have your fast food at home with this recipe for an Arby's Beef n' Cheddar.  The fries can be found at the grocery in the frozen section and make it a complete meal.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword arby's beef n' cheddar, arbys copycat, copycat recipe, roast beef, sandwiches
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 ea onion buns
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 ea beef bouillon cube
  • 1 lb. roast beef rare
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. In a small pot, melt the cheddar cheese with the milk over low heat.

  2. In a medium pot, heat the water over low heat and stir in the beef bouillon cube.  

  3. Once the cheese is melted and the beef bouillon cube has dissolved, place the roast beef in with the beef flavored water.  You only want it to heat up until it's warm.  If you overcook it, the roast beef will become tough.  I recommend 1-2 minutes at the most.

  4. Quickly add the roast beef and then top with the melted cheese.

  5. Serve immediately.  You can serve with the Arby's fries from the frozen section of your grocery store to make a whole Arby's meal.  

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