"Say the words - I want the roast beef sandwich - say the words, and I'll give you a piece"

This week's offering is inspired from a scene found in the movie classic: DINER.  Written & directed by the great Barry Levinson . . . ooh, perhaps pancakes-with-maple-syrup-already-on-the-table would be a good future post . . . this screenplay has influenced so many movies & TV shows decades after it's release way back in 1982.  Don't believe me?  Tell me the following clip couldn't be replaced with the cast of Seinfeld sitting in their coffee shop in NYC (instead of B-more).  As for the recipe, it's a simple rub for the sirloin (if you're not into my ingredients, use whatever you like), the horseradish sauce will clean your sinuses, and the dill pickles will take it to the next level.  Hope you enjoy!   

For the Sirloin Steaks

4 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
3 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3-4 pound sirloin beef roast
8-10 kaiser buns or rye bread
Sliced vidalia onions
Dill pickles

For the Horseradish Sauce:

3/4 cup fresh ground horseradish (a little less if you're not into the heat)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 lemon, juiced
pinch of cayenne
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


• Mix first 6 ingredients in a small bowl.

• Trim the fat cap off of the roast and cut it in half. Rub each of the halves with about half of the seasoning mixture.  Cover and refrigerate for minimum 4 hours (overnight if possible)

• Preheat the grill on high for about 10 minutes.

• Rub the roast with the remaining seasoning mix. Sear the roast on all sides.  Move sirloin to indirect heat and cook for about 1 hour or until the internal temperature measures 140 degrees or medium rare. Turn every 10-15 minutes or so.

• Rest sirloin for 20 minutes.  Slice very thinly, slather both sides of the buns (or bread) with the horseradish sauce, top with sliced beef, & sliced onions and pickles.

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