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Roast Beef Cheddar and Pickle Sandwich

Roast Beef Cheddar and Pickle Sandwich

Roast Beef, Cheddar and Pickle Sandwich

This easy recipe for a roast beef, cheddar and pickle sandwich is a classic sandwich that you may find as part of a typical English ploughman’s lunch. It is a great way to use up any cold beef leftover from a roast beef Sunday lunch, and a perfect sandwich for a lunchbox at work.

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Leftover beef sandwich

There are several sandwiches you can make with leftover cold beef. There is of course the simple beef sandwich, with just butter and sliced of beef. Depending on your preferences, you may wish to complement this with some mustard or horseradish or just some salt and pepper.

beef and cheese sandwich

But this beef, cheddar and pickle sandwich takes it one step further, being simply a combination of the classic cheese and pickle sandwich and a beef sandwich. And believe me, it is a great combination.

Alternative sandwich ingredients

Of course, you do not have to use leftover beef for this sandwich. I in fact used some Irish Angus topside slices, ready to eat from Aldi for these photos. But you could even use some corned beef (also known as bully beef or salt beef) from a tin if you wanted to. That also tastes good.

beef, cheddar, pickle sandwich


I used some Irish Mature White Cheddar in this sandwich, which I sliced myself. But of course, any type of cheddar will do. There are so many varieties you could use. You could even use some vintage Gouda if you prefer. The stronger the better I would say, but that is my personal opinion of course.

For the bread slices I used some Golden Range Wholegrain from Pat the Baker, which is a tasty sliced Irish brown bread. But you can use whatever you fancy – white bread, baguette, sourdough. Probably the crustier the bread, the better.

beef cheddar pickle sandwich

Roast beef, cheddar and pickle sandwich


And of course, no pickle sandwich is the same without some Branston Pickle. A very English ingredient, but one that is difficult to surpass. But if you are looking for alternatives, you could try  using a chutney instead, for a beef, cheese and chutney sandwich.

I hope you enjoy making one of these sandwiches and enjoy it as much as I do. Maybe you will try it with some hot roast beef instead!?

If you do try it, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make a beef, cheese and pickle sandwich

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Roast Beef Cheddar and Pickle Sandwich

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This tasty roast beef, cheddar and pickle sandwich is a great way to finish up any leftover cold roast beef from your Sunday Roast. A delicious combination!


  • 2 slices Wholegrain bread
  • 10g butter
  • 50g Cold roast beef slices
  • 50g Mature White cheddar cheese
  • 40g Branston Pickle


  1. Butter one of the slices of bread.
  2. Place the beef slices and thinly sliced cheese on the buttered slice.
  3. Spread the pickle on the top of the cheese.
  4. Close the sandwich with the other slice of bread.
  5. Slice in half to make it easier to eat.


Serve with some pickled onions or gherkins.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 497Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 1432mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 29g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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Here are some other classic sandwich recipes:

Cheese and Pickle Sandwich
Chicken Curry Sandwich
Chicken Mayo Sandwich
Cold Sausage Sandwich
Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe
Cucumber Sandwiches


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