Roast Beef Sandwich Spread

Roast Beef Sandwich Spread
Diana Rattray
Ratings (11)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
408 Calories
30g Fat
9g Carbs
25g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a delicious way to use leftover roast beef. Feel free to change the amount of mayonnaise to moisten to your taste.

Instead of making sandwiches, serve the spread with crackers for a party and offer chopped red onions in a separate dish.


  • 1 pound roast beef (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup onion coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pickles (drained bread and butter)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon pickle juice (or to taste)
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup red onion (sliced, for topping)
  • 6 leaves lettuce (for topping)
  • 12 slices wheat or white bread

Steps to Make It

  1. Put beef and onion, celery, and pickles through a meat grinder with the coarse plate. Alternatively, mince the ingredients or process in a food processor until evenly chopped.

  2. Transfer the minced beef and vegetables in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, onion powder, if using, black pepper, and salt. Add more mayonnaise and some pickle juice to moisten as desired.

  3. For the sandwiches, toast the bread, if desired, and then spread with a little butter or mayonnaise. Add lettuce leaves and then spread a layer of the beef spread over the lettuce. Top with sliced red onion. 


  • This roast beef spread also makes a delicious appetizer spread. Spread it on crackers,​ large croutons, party rye slices, or melba rounds. Top canapes with very thinly sliced or minced red onion or olive slices.