Roast Beef, Seared Tomato and Basil Sandwich

Roast Beef, Seared Tomato and Basil Sandwich

serves 2


  • 6-8 wafer thin slices of cooked cold roast Scotch beef i.e. topside, sirloin, silverside

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 small red onion, cut into wedges, leaves separated

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, thickly sliced

  • A handful of rocket leaves, washed

  • 12 large basil leaves, torn

  • 4 thick slices of sourdough / rustic white bread

  • Olive oil, for drizzling

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the onion for 2-3 minutes or until just beginning to soften. Drain and set aside. Add the tomato slices to the hot oil in a single layer cut side down. Increase the heat and cook the tomatoes without disturbing until soft and nicely browned – almost caramelising. Turn off the heat.
  2. Drizzle some olive oil over the bread slices. Scatter the rocket leaves and half the basil leaves over 2 slices, top with the sliced beef, more basil leaves, the warm onions and tomato slices. Grind on some black pepper. Enjoy!
  3. Lightly spread the bread with creamed horseradish or mustard for extra strength!
  4. Try thinly sliced cooked cold lamb as an alternative to beef, drizzling the bread with ready- made pesto.

Serving suggestions

Substantial enough for a light balanced supper or al fresco lunch, this sandwich makes the best of leftover cold roast beef. Use your favourite bread, root around your refrigerated salad drawer and improvise too…beetroot or avocado work well too!

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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