Make delicious roast beef sandwiches

Roast beef is a great starting point for a delicious sandwich, crunchy roll or wrap. Plus the tasty ingredients you can team with sliced beef roast are almost endless.

Tasty ideas for roast beef sandwiches

Start out with finely sliced roast beef, fresh bread and then add:

  • Mustard, tomato and lettuce
  • Cheddar cheese and mango chutney
  • Tomato, cucumber and relish (try spicy tomato, capsicum or beetroot)
  • Cream cheese, chives, rocket and red onion
  • Tabbouli, coleslaw or potato salad

Make a ‘gourmet’ roast beef sandwich

Team your roast beef with some of these gourmet goodies for something a little different. Most items can be brought in jars from supermarkets or deli’s.

  • Char-grilled vegetables – layer beef roast slices with zucchini, capsicum or eggplant.
  • Artichoke and sundried tomato – make an open beef roast sandwich with sliced artichoke hearts and a few sundried tomatoes.
  • Chillies (the mild pickled type) are good with beef roast. Spread crusty bread with cream cheese or mayonnaise, add roast beef, chillies and salad leaves.

How to roast a 1kg eye round (girello) beef roast

Eye round (girello) is a perfect roast cut for roast beef sandwiches.

  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC. Brush the beef roast lightly with oil and sear it on all sides over a moderately-high heat until evenly browned. Season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Place the beef on a rack in a roasting dish. Roast for 40-50 minutes for rare, 50-60 minutes for medium and 60-70 minutes for well done. For ease and accuracy use a meat thermometer. 
  3. Remove the beef roast from the oven, loosely cover with foil and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. Slice the beef thinly to serve.

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