Roast Beef Finger Sandwiches

Roast Beef Finger Sandwiches Recipe

Roast beef finger sandwiches have that undeniable allure—a mix of savory delight and casual charm that seems tailor-made for lazy Saturday afternoons or a lively garden party. As a fervent believer in the power of good food to transform any gathering into a memorable affair, I find that these sandwiches pack an unexpected punch with their layers of flavor.

Imagine, if you will, the scene last weekend at my sister’s casual housewarming. The laughter of old friends mingled with the sounds of clinking glasses, and right there on the marble countertop lay a platter of these incredible roast beef finger sandwiches. The blend of crisp, multi-seed bread (toasted just so, because isn’t everything better with a bit of crunch?), creamy mayonnaise, spicy Monterey Jack cheese, and succulent slices of roast beef created an ensemble that was both sophisticated and utterly comforting.

I’d tweaked the traditional recipe a bit—adding a dash of extra spice with peppers and a lush layer of Boston lettuce for that fresh crunch. It’s the little changes, isn’t it, that make a dish not just delicious but memorable? Each bite was a symphony of flavors, and judging by the speed at which they disappeared from the table, they were a hit. They say food is the language of love, and nothing speaks louder than a sandwich made with care and a touch of creativity.

So, whether you’re planning a quick lunch for yourself or looking to impress at your next social gathering, these roast beef finger sandwiches are your ticket to an easy, impressive offering that’s as enjoyable to make as it is to eat. Dive into the recipe below and perhaps, like me, you’ll find yourself making just a few delightful tweaks to suit your taste or the occasion!

How to Make Roast Beef Finger Sandwiches


  • 2 slices of multi-seed sandwich bread (or bread of your choice)
  • 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, enough to spread evenly on the bread
  • 1 to 2 slices of Monterey Jack cheese, about 20 grams each (spicy variant if preferred)
  • 6 slices of thin roast beef deli meat, approximately 60 grams
  • 1/4 cup roasted red and yellow peppers, drained and optionally sliced
  • 6 to 8 slices of red onion (adjust to your liking)
  • 2 leaves of Boston lettuce (or your choice of lettuce)


Toast the bread slices lightly if you prefer.

Spread mayonnaise evenly on each slice of bread.

On one slice of bread, layer the cheese slices, followed by the roast beef.

Add the roasted peppers, then the onion slices, and top with the lettuce.

Place the second slice of bread on top, mayonnaise side down. Press gently to hold the sandwich together.

Cut the sandwich if desired, or enjoy it whole.

Making Roast Beef Finger Sandwiches


What type of bread works best for roast beef finger sandwiches?

You can use any bread of your choice for roast beef finger sandwiches. Multi-seed sandwich bread adds a nice texture and flavor, but white, whole wheat, or rye bread are also great options. Lightly toasting the bread can enhance the sandwich’s texture.

Can I use a different type of cheese instead of Monterey Jack?

Absolutely! While Monterey Jack cheese, especially the spicy variant, pairs well with roast beef, you can substitute it with other cheeses like Swiss, provolone, or cheddar. Choose a cheese that melts well and complements the beef.

How can I make these sandwiches ahead of time for a party?

To make these sandwiches ahead of time, prepare all the ingredients separately and assemble them just before serving to prevent the bread from getting soggy. Alternatively, you can prepare the sandwiches, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for a few hours. Remember to keep them chilled until serving time.

Are there any additional toppings that go well with roast beef finger sandwiches?

Yes, you can customize your roast beef finger sandwiches with various toppings. Consider adding horseradish sauce for a spicy kick, pickles for a tangy crunch, or tomatoes for freshness. Avocado slices can also add a creamy texture that complements the other ingredients.

Can I make a vegetarian version of this sandwich?

Certainly! To make a vegetarian version, you can substitute the roast beef with hearty vegetables like grilled mushrooms, zucchini, or eggplant. You can also use plant-based deli slices available in many grocery stores. Pair these with the same toppings and enjoy a delicious vegetarian finger sandwich.

Roast Beef Finger Sandwiches Recipe

Roast Beef Finger Sandwiches

Enjoy the perfect blend of flavor and convenience with our roast beef finger sandwich recipe—ideal for parties or a solitary treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 6 to 8 slices of red onion adjust to your liking
  • 2 leaves of Boston lettuce or your choice of lettuce
  • 1/4 cup roasted red and yellow peppers drained and optionally sliced
  • 1 to 2 slices of Monterey Jack cheese about 20 grams each (spicy variant if preferred)
  • 6 slices of thin roast beef deli meat approximately 60 grams
  • 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise enough to spread evenly on the bread
  • 2 slices of multi-seed sandwich bread or bread of your choice


  • Toast your bread slices lightly if you're into that (totally optional though).
  • Slather each bread slice with a good layer of mayonnaise.
  • Start building your sandwich on one slice: first lay down the cheese slices, add the roast beef on top, followed by the colorful roasted peppers, onion slices, and finally, the crisp lettuce.
  • Cap it off with the other slice of bread, mayo side down. Press lightly to secure everything in place.
  • Slice if you like, or just dive right in and enjoy the blend of flavors!
Keyword Beef, Sandwiche
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