3 ratings

Arrowhead Short Rib Melt

This recipe comes from a famous NFL stadium
Arrowhead Short Rib Melt
Courtesy of Aramark

Kansas City Chiefs fans might be familiar with this beefy game day sandwich. The Arrowhead short rib melt comes straight from the team's home stadium, and tastes just as delicious from home.

Recipe courtesy of Aramark.

Ready in
55 m
(prepare time)
(cook time)


  • 2 Pounds short rib meat
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pepper
  • Canola oil as needed for searing
  • 1/4 Cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 Cup chopped carrots
  • 1/4 Cup chopped celery
  • 24 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme
  • 8 bay leaves
  • 1/2 Cup merlot
  • 2 Cups beef stock
  • 8 Ounces tomato sauce
  • Corn starch as needed for thickening
  • 1 Cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon dried parsley flake
  • 1 Teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 Teaspoon dried chive
  • 16 slices Texas toast
  • 2 Cups caramelized onions
  • 8 slices Havarti cheese
  • 8 slices white American cheese
  • 1 Cup melted butter


Season short ribs with salt and pepper.

Sear in pan with oil and remove.

Add carrots, celery, and onions and cook until tender.

Add garlic, thyme and bay leaves, and deglaze with wine and stock.

Add meat and cook until it is fall-apart tender.

Remove short rib and shred.

Thicken liquid with cornstarch and add to short rib.

Combine Parmesan, granulated garlic, parsley flake, basil and chive in a separate bowl.

Brush one side of each slice of bread with butter and dip the buttered side in Parmesan mix.

Place white American cheese on the unbuttered side of bread.

Place 4 ounces of short rib on cheese.

Place ¼ cup of caramelized onion on short rib.

Place 1 slice of Havarti cheese on onions.

Place slice of bread on top, unbuttered side on the inside, Parmesan and buttered side facing out.

Griddle the sandwich on each side until the parmesan forms a golden brown crust.