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Stromboli: Roast Beef and Cheese Recipe (Step by Step with Photos)

Updated on April 3, 2012
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Rose is a full-time freelance writer who frequently writes about education, special education, DIY projects, food, Milwaukee, and more.

My mom used to make stromboli when my brother and I were growing up. It's one of my favorites. Earlier this year, I decided that I wanted to make it for my husband who had never had it before. I read a bunch of stromboli recipes online and developed my own recipe for it. Enjoy!

My husband loves this particular meat, cheese, and vegetable combination so I haven't experimented with anything else, but you are welcome to try other combinations.

Prep time: 25-30 minutes (including dough rising)
Cooking time: 45 minutes

Stromboli: Roast Beef and Cheese
Ingredients:
1 16-oz. box hot roll mix (Pillsbury, in the section with mixes like banana bread)

1 7 oz. package of sliced roast beef

1 sweet pepper, any color, chopped

approx. 1/3 cup shredded colby-jack cheese

2-3 generous tablespoons Parmesan cheese

1-2 teaspoons mustard

1 egg, lightly beaten with water

Oregano (for sprinkling on top)

Garlic powder (for sprinkling on top)

Extra virgin olive oil (for the roll mix)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 1 cookie sheet. If you are wearing any rings, please take them off before handling the dough. Prepare the hot roll mix, adding 1 1/4 cups hot water and 2 tablespoons olive oil to the flour and yeast mixture. (I microwave the water for 1 minute 10 seconds on high.) Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes or until it forms a solid mixture. I knead the dough with a wooden spoon for at least the first minute because it's hot.

Transfer the dough to the greased cookie sheet and spread it out as evenly as possible to the edges of the sheet.  I do this with my fingers.  Prick the dough generously with a fork.  Cover it with a towel.  Let it rise for 15 minutes.

While the dough is rising, I chop the pepper and get the meat, cheeses, and egg ready. I also clean my dough mixing bowl.

When the dough is ready, take the towel off. Layer the roast beef, cheese, and pepper evenly. Layer 1/2-1" from the edges of the dough. Typically I have enough filling to make two full layers. If there is any extra, you can simply layer what's left on top.

Roll the dough up lengthwise and tuck the ends under.  Center the dough on the cookie sheet.

Brush the top of the dough with the beaten egg with a pastry brush or a fork. Sprinkle with oregano and garlic powder.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the dough is golden and crispy on the outside and cooked through the middle. Cut into it to check if it's done.

Use a large, serrated knife to cut the stromboli into slices. Enjoy!

Stromboli is so balanced and so filling that we don't normally have a lot of sides with it. Fresh fruit and/or raw veggies with it are perfect.

All photographs in this hub are copyrighted by me, Rose Clearfield. Please contact me if you would like permission to use any of them. Thank you!

This hub received a HubNugget on 5/4/11! Thanks for the support!

another great stromboli recipe

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks! That's great. Let me know what you think.

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      greeneryday 5 years ago from Some tropical country

      Look so delicious I am going to try this recipe at home, thanks...

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thank you vespa!

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Wow, this looks like a delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much! The hot roll mix makes the process is pretty easy. I am not an amateur cook, but I think that this is something that amateurs could make without too much trouble.

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      Heather 6 years ago from Ohio

      This looks great--and relatively easy!! I am an amateur cook in the strictest of definitions... and I am always looking for ideas that we will both enjoy--marking this one down! Up, awesome, and useful! :)

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thank you! You'll have to let me know how you like it if you try it.

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Belated congrates on your Hubnugget. It is truly a very original and delicious recipe, just by the look of it. I am going to try it out.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much!

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      Tammy Frost 6 years ago from Oregon

      Great Work on this Hub.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much! I'm glad that information was helpful for you.

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      Beautifully presented and intructions easy to understand.

      Thankyou for the shopping tips too,since Im not American and I learned where to find products.

      Fantastic hub!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Haha thanks, I think!

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      janeeyy 6 years ago

      Does that Stromboli look delicious or is it all in your head ? OH, yes ,you are right!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Nice! You should definitely give it a try.

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      Ramiro Rodriguez 6 years ago from San Francisco

      It's funny that this article landed in my inbox. I was thinking about eating Stromboli last week. I haven't had it in years.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks Stephanie! You'll have to let me know if you do.

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      Stephanie Henkel 6 years ago from USA

      This looks delicious! I like the shortcut of using the hot roll mix -- must try it soon! Nice Hub and great pictures!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thank you!

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      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Am totally famished after reading these intelligent hub of yous.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much!

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      Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

      One word: yummy! Congratulations on your nomination!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thank you and you're welcome in return! Let me know how it goes. :)

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      Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Congratulations on your hubnugget nomination. You make this sound so easy, and thanks for the great pictures. Definitely worth a thousand words. I will be trying this out on my family.

      Namaste.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks! Let me know what you think.

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      DIYweddingplanner 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      There's a place near my house that makes fabulous stromboli, but I've always wanted to make my own. Congrats on your nomination! I'm off to make stromboli!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I got a e-mail about that from HubPages. Thanks!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much!

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      Looks and sounds wonderful!

      Thanks for sharing.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Haha, I suppose that's a good thing!

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      PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      You made me Hungry!