Steak and Onion Sandwich made with crusty baguettes, melt-in-your-mouth steak strips, caramelised onion and red peppers on a bed or rocket salad (arugula) and dairylea cheese slices, a fantastic recipe for a hearty lunch. It's quick and very easy to make, and it makes for a nice bite on Game Day, picnics or any other occasion.
With Super Bowl just round the corner, recipes for game day food are well sought after. I have a list of recipes that are some of my favourite bites: Super Bowl Recipes, and that could do really well on the big day.
But then, sandwiches are a quick, easy and a rather delicious meal on their own that can be enjoyed on the go too, or when time is short and a sitting-down meal is not on option.
And if you like steak, you will definitely enjoy these steak baguettes. Cooking them takes only a couple of minutes, unless you have leftover roast beef like in my Leftover Beef Sandwich, in which case the job is even easier.
I know everyone knows how to make a sandwich, so a recipe for it can sound like pretty unnecessary, but I always love looking for new sandwich recipe ideas, and this one had to be shared with you.
- steak - cut into strips for a quick and easy cooking, I used 3 fillets and they were more than enough for 2 large portions
- baguettes - they can be replaced with any other sandwich bread, sliders, baps and so on
- onion - I used regular yellow onion, but shallots can work too
- garlic - use as much or as little as you like
- red pepper - it adds a nice colour and natural sweetness to the filling
- oil - for frying the steak
- salt and pepper - to taste
- rocket salad - or arugula salad
- cheese slices - I used dairylea cheese, but anything else goes
This recipe can be easily transformed into a delicious beef or steak fajitas by using fajita seasoning. You can either still enjoy it as a fajita sandwich, or you can swap the bread for tortilla wraps.
Step-by-step photos and instructions
- heat up the oil in a frying pan
- add the steak strips and cook on each side for around 2 minutes depending on their thickness
- add the peeled and chopped onion cut julienne and fry it on a low to medium heat until golden
- add the peeled and chopped garlic and red peppers cut julienne, and stir fry them on a medium high heat for 1-2 minutes
- cut the baguettes in half lengthwise, add the cheese slices, top with salad, then the steak mixture
- serve immediately
The steak doesn't take long to cook - if you like it medium rare, it doesn't need to cook for longer than maximum 2 minutes. But even if you like it well cooked, it shouldn't take longer than 4 minutes, otherwise the meat is pretty tough.
Work in batches if necessary - if you crowd the pan with the steak strips, they won't brown nicely anymore - they cook quickly anyway.
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Steak and Onion Sandwich
- 3 steak fillets
- 1 onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- ½ red pepper
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup rocket salad (arugula salad)
- 2 mini baguettes
- 2 slices cheese ( I used dairylea cheese)
- Cut the steak fillets into strips.
- In a frying pan set over a medium to high heat, heat up the oil, add the steak strips, season with salt and pepper, and cook on each side for maximum 2 minutes or until well seared - work in batches if the pan is smaller.
- Remove from the pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, add more oil if necessary.
- Peel and cut the onion julienne, lower the heat to low to medium, and fry the onions until golden.
- Add the peeled and chopped garlic and pepper cut julienne, and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the steak back to the pan, season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Cut the baguettes in half horizontally, then arrange the cheese slices, top with salad, then the steak mixture.
- Serve immediately.
- The steak doesn't take long to cook - if you like it medium rare, it doesn't need to cook for longer than maximum 2 minutes. But even if you like it well cooked, it shouldn't take longer than 4 minutes, otherwise the meat is pretty tough.
- Work in batches if necessary - if you crowd the pan with the steak strips, they won't brown nicely anymore - they cook quickly anyway.
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