If you’re wondering what to serve with your beef on weck, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 12 of the most popular side dishes for beef on weck.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve beef on weck are buffalo chicken wings, coleslaw, or mac and cheese. You can also serve something simple like horseradish mash, poutine, fried pickles, or fried mushrooms. For healthy options, try an arugula-shaved-fennel salad or kale chips.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Buffalo chicken wings
Beef on weck is a staple in Buffalo, New York.
The other famous food from Buffalo – Buffalo chicken wings!
I know it’s meat on meat, but if you’re indulging in one classic it only makes sense to have the other.
Then of course you need to have some sponge candy for dessert.
These wings are oven-baked so you don’t need to faff about with frying.
Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes?
They’re creamy, dreamy, and oh-so-comforting.
But sometimes, plain old mashed potatoes can be a little boring.
That’s where this horseradish mash comes in.
Beef and horseradish is a classic combination because the sharp horseradish flavor cuts through the richness of beef so well.
Whether you’re serving friends or family, this horseradish mash is sure to impress.
Poutine has to be one of Canada’s greatest feats.
Fries topped with half-melted cheese curds and some finger-licklingly good gravy.
It’s comfort food heaven.
Served next to a beef on weck you have a truly indulgent meal. That also happens to be very tasty!
So get your cutlery ready and dig into this authentic poutine.
Garlic fried corn
Looking for a simple side for a middle-of-the-week dinner?
Check out this garlic-fried corn.
It’s a delicious summertime side dish, that’s sweet from the corn and rich from the butter (plus there’s loads of garlicky goodness).
All you need are 5 ingredients and 15 minutes. It’s that easy.
Psst… sometimes I add peas in as well.
Nashville hot fried pickles
Pickles are a common side for beef on weck because they bring some acidity to the meal.
But why not give these jazzed-up pickles a try?
The tangy pickles are covered in a crunchy batter and then brushed with Nashville hot sauce just before serving… yay or nay?
Enjoy these Nashville hot fried pickles with your equally scrumptious beef sandwich (and a cooling dipping sauce).
Psst… fried jalapenos work too.
Fried mozzarella cheese sticks
Okay, spicy fried pickles aren’t for everyone. But mozzarella sticks are!
They’re crispy on the outside and ooey-gooey on the inside.
And they make a fun accompaniment to beef on weck.
Sure, you could buy some frozen mozzarella sticks, but homemade ones are actually pretty easy to make and they taste SO much better.
Here’s a good guide: fried mozzarella sticks recipe.
No mayo coleslaw
This no mayo coleslaw will soon be a staple at your picnics and summer parties.
You get the same creamy, tangy coleslaw without all the calories from mayonnaise.
The secret? Non-fat Greek yogurt.
Plate it alongside your beef on weck for an easy, healthy meal.
This no mayo coleslaw is quick to make, so it’s great if you’re feeding a crowd.
Balsamic green beans and tomatoes
Roasted green beans and tomatoes sound like an unlikely pair, but they actually work really well together.
The sweet tomatoes balance out the more savory green beans.
Paired them with your beef on weck and you have a sort of deconstructed roast dinner.
This recipe uses a simple but tasty seasoning mix of salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
Mac and cheese
For the days when a beef on weck sandwich just isn’t enough, whip up a pot of mac and cheese to go with it.
It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser and will leave everyone feeling satisfied.
If you’re feeling brave, you could even try putting some mac and cheese IN the sandwich.
This stovetop macaroni and cheese comes together in one pot and can be on the table in 20 minutes.
This salad is a real knockout (and super simple).
The aniseed-y, peppery flavors from the fennel and arugula are the perfect contrast for a meaty beef on weck.
Laura’s recipe garnishes the salad with some parmesan, chopped hazelnuts, and a sherry vinaigrette.
But I swapped the parmesan out for blue cheese, and it was DELICIOUS.
These fried mushrooms are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Plus, they’re easy to make – all you need to do is dip your mushrooms in buttermilk and then dredge them in seasoned flour.
No batter to make = less mess.
Warning: these buttermilk-fried mushrooms are so good that you might finish a whole batch yourself.
You can never go wrong with a side of chips, but why not go for something out of the ordinary and serve kale chips.
Kale is packed with nutrients, and it has a nice earthy flavor that pairs well with the savory beef.
Just like potato chips, you can flavor them however you want.
This recipe keeps things simple with just some salt. But I also really like using nutritional yeast (IYKYK).
The best side dishes to serve with beef on weck
- Buffalo chicken wings
- Horseradish mash
- Garlic fried corn
- Nashville hot fried pickles
- Fried mozzarella cheese sticks
- No mayo coleslaw
- Balsamic green beans and tomatoes
- Mac and cheese
- Arugula-shaved-fennel salad
- Fried mushrooms
- Kale chips
What To Serve With Beef On Weck
- 1 portion beef on weck
- Prepare your beef on weck according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: buffalo chicken wings, horseradish mash, poutine, garlic fried corn, Nashville hot fried pickles, fried mozzarella cheese sticks, no mayo coleslaw, balsamic green beans and tomatoes, mac and cheese, arugula-shaved-fennel salad, fried mushrooms, and kale chips.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!