Dec 18 2020, by Tom Hixson

Ideal for a weekend lunch or casual evening meal at Christmas time, a salt beef sandwich is full of unparalleled flavours, using only the best salt-cured beef available on the market today.

Today, the team at Tom Hixson are sharing their favourite salt beef sandwich recipe, with gorgeous Emmental cheese and pickles for mouth-watering flavour.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4


  • Cured salt beef
  • Salted butter
  • 8 slices of white bread
  • 4 slices of Emmental cheese 
  • 4 gherkins, cut in half lengthwise

Sweet Mustard ingredients:

  • ½ tsp English mustard powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • Salt


  1. Make sure the beef is prepared according to individual instructions, then shred the meat with two forks
  2. Butter the outside of 2 slices of the bread, before sandwiching them together with a slice of Emmental cheese in the middle
  3. Heat a griddle pan until it’s hot, then griddle the sandwich on both sides for full coverage until the cheese has melted slightly
  4. While the sandwich is being heated on the griddle, mix all the ingredients for the sweet mustard
  5. Open the sandwich and place 2 gherkin halves on top of the cheese, before drizzling over the mustard sauce
  6. Layer ¼ of the beef in the sandwich and top with the other slice of toast
  7. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more sandwiches
  8. Serve and enjoy!


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