Roast Beef Sandwich (Bauru)

Bauru is a simple and easy to make yet unbelievably delicious Brazilian sandwich. It combines roast beef along with vegetables like tomatoes and pickles combined together with melted mozzarella cheese in a toasted Portuguese style bun. This is a signature and traditional sandwich that originated around 1934 when Casimiro Pinto Neto asked for a sandwich to these exact specifications in a sandwich shop in São Paulo. From then on, it became a widespread hit.

1 crusty Portuguese style bread roll
4 slices of deli roast beef
3 thin tomato slices
4-6 dill pickle slices
3 thick slices mozzarella

1) Heat the oven to 355° Fahrenheit.
2) Split roll in halves lengthwise and place the roast beef, tomato, pickles, and mozzarella on bottom.
3) Cover with top bun and place on a baking sheet.
4) Bake until cheese is melted, for about 5 minutes.
5) Serve while hot.

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