#41 – Roast Beef, Barbecue Sauce, Onions, Pickles in a Wrap


-Thin-sliced roast beef
-Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce
-Flour tortillas

-White onions
-Dill pickle chips

Christian: I once told you all about Alvin, Texas, Nolan Ryan punching Robin Ventura in the head, and a certain nostalgia that comes from the combination of beef, barbecue sauce, pickles, and onions in my review for Sandwich #12.

This review is for a sandwich with the exact same ingredients as that one, except this time they are in a wrap instead of between two slices of white bread. Turns out, the bread activated positive feelings that a tortilla cannot.

That’s not to say that this one was bad; it was good because this combination of meat, veggies, and condiment are tried and true. But serving it as a wrap instead of as a traditional sandwich did nothing to enhance it.

Apparently white bread with these ingredients is worth an additional half-star.


Susannah: I mentioned in a previous review my concern that Patricia must struggle coming up with all 77 sandwiches, so it shouldn’t be surprising is there are some that are eerily similar. Case in point, take a look at number 12 and you will see an almost exact recreation of this “sandwich” except for the bread. This time around we served up roast beef, pickles, onions, and BBQ sauce but instead of white bread we used a tortilla for the wrap. I’ll be perfectly honest, with every bite I kept thinking this wrap would be better with some bread, especially some thick Texas toast. All that aside, the wrap was good, standard, not spectacular, but I enjoyed the roast beef and condiments. You get the sweet and spicy from the sauce, the vinegar from the pickles, and a little kick from the onions. It’s a tasty bite. But if you’re going to make it a wrap, why not at least at least make it something hearty like a pita or fry bread. I feel like sometimes Patricia gets stuck in a bread/tortilla cycle and refuses to acknowledge some amazing alternatives. One note for the future, try it hot instead of cold.


Next Up: #50 – Chicken and Pickles on a French Roll with Mayo