What are you packing in your kid’s lunch box? This quick and easy recipe for Barbecue Roast Beef Wraps is a great alternative to traditional sandwiches.

Barbecue Roast Beef Wraps are shown in a plastic container with grapes and Goldfish.

My son’s very favorite sandwich combination involves rare roast beef lunch meat, sweet barbecue sauce and creamy cheese. It’s his top request whenever I am meal planning for lunches.

To keep things interesting, I use the flavor combination in a variety of ways. For instance, in this easy wrap version, fresh veggies add a little crunch to the mix too.

This Barbecue Roast Beef Wraps recipe is quick and easy to make, and keeps well — so you can whip it up a day or two in advance and have them ready.

Grab and go lunch options? Yes, please!

Start with a wrap — I use a soft-taco size one for this. Top it with the barbecue sauce, cheese (creamy deli American cheese is my daughter’s favorite for this), roast beef and green peppers.

Then roll it up, secure the ends with toothpicks (fancy ones make this wrap feel even more special — and guarantee that your child won’t forget to remove them when eating) and cut in half.

You can stick this right into a sandwich container (or a bento-style container like the one shown). Or, if you’re making it ahead, forego the toothpicks and wrap the two halves in foil before storing in the fridge for up to three days.

See? Easy. And the kids will love it. Hey, you might even love it too. Don’t be afraid to make some extras.

Barbecue Roast Beef Wraps

Barbecue Roast Beef Wraps

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

What will you be packing in your kid’s lunch box this year? This quick and easy recipe for Barbecue Roast Beef Wraps is a great alternative to traditional sandwiches.


  • 2 soft taco-size tortillas
  • 2 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 2 slices deli American cheese
  • 1/4 lb deli roast beef
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, very thinly sliced


  1. Lay out the tortillas. Spread each with 1 tbsp barbecue sauce.
  2. Top each with 1 slice of American cheese and 1/2 of the roast beef and green pepper slices.
  3. Roll up tightly and secure each wrap half with toothpicks. Cut in half. Pack in sandwich containers.

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