Hot Beef sandwich or commercial

@jillhill (37354)
United States
February 28, 2008 3:23pm CST
I really like going out and getting a good hot beef sandwich. It's a beef sandwich with mashed potatoes on top and the whole thing is covered with gravy. I don't eat them alot but once in a while I crave them. When I was growing up though they used to call them commercials! Do you eat the hot sandwiches and do you call them Hots or commercials?
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Feb 08
This sounds yummy, but I have never experinced one so don't name them either hots or commercials, might see if I can make one up myself though to try. Ellie :D
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
29 Feb 08
They are very good and sometimes they make them with turkey, pork or hamburgers. comfort food!
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@ellie333 (21029)
29 Feb 08
Oooh Comfort food, enoy savoury very much but must admit I am prone to chocolate sometimes to raise the serotonin levels! They all sound yummy. Ellie :D
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I do eat them! that is the first thing I like to have with roast beef leftovers, they are so satisfying. Though I have never heard them called commercials, that is an interesting name...wonder where it came from. We always called them Open faced or hot roast beef sandwiches.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I don't know where the name commercial came into the picture. But they are one of my favorites!
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
2 Mar 08
I too have never heard the hot beef sandwich called commercials. We often ate These when I was growing up and we ate out every Saturday.I love them. The gravy was so good. That was before the franchises. On my last birthday my grandkids took me to Ruby Tuesdays for dinner. The mashed potatoes there were so good. Next time I am there I will have to see if they serve hot beefs sandwiches.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
2 Mar 08
They are good and now I am hungry for one! LOL
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
29 Feb 08
Hmm! I have never heard of hot beef sandwiches called commercials! any idea of the reason behind this? The closest I know to this is probably the subway sandwich, but even then that is not quite hot. So sorry I can't say what I call these things. That makes me hungry actually. I'm going to be dining alone at home tonight so i should start thinking of what healthy food to eat...
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
29 Feb 08
HOpe you find something wonderful to eat!
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Never heard of a hot beef sandwich being referred to as a commercial. That's interesting. I love an open face, hot roastbeef sandwich. It's a nice size sandwich with one piece of bread cut in two. Sliced roastbeef is covered on top and last is gravy. Usually mashed potatoes are also served and a vegetable. It's a great meal and so filling. It's been awhile since I've had one of these sandwiches. Oh boy, this discussion is making me so hungry.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I get hungry for them once in a while but they are heavy so don't eat them that often...but they are good!
@KarenLO (238)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Many times I will fix a roast and enjoy making hot beef sandwiches with the last bit of gravy and meat, piled high on a slice of bread. I have it often but don't buy it much at a restaurant. I call them Hot Beef Sandwiches.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I do like them once in a while too....but they are very heavy! Thanks for posting!
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I have never heard of this but it sure does sound delicious. I love a good roast beef sandwich but that kinds sounds even better.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
29 Feb 08
They are super good! Thanks for posting!
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
Ive never heard of it called a commerical before.. is that sort of like tv dinners ? lol. I usually call them hot hamburger sandwich! mm they are awesome, I should make them sometime this week. haha thanks for the supper idea ;)
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I like the hot hamburger too! It's the gravy that does it! LOL