Steak Sandwich

Close-up of a steak sandwich with slices of steak, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, and mustard on crusty bread. A plate with a spoonful of mustard and pickled onions is in the foreground.

The steak sandwich is a classic of American cuisine, often enjoyed at barbecues and dinners with friends. Perfect for a quick lunch, a relaxed dinner, or an outdoor picnic, the steak sandwich remains a popular and always appreciated choice. The undisputed star of the steak sandwich is the meat, typically a high-quality cut of beef such as filet, sirloin, or ribeye.

The bread chosen for the sandwich plays an important role in creating the perfect recipe. Rustic bread, baguette, or ciabatta are popular choices.

The possible variations of the steak sandwich are limited only by your taste and imagination. Caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, grilled peppers, and melted cheese are frequent additions that enhance the flavor of the meat. Sauces like mayonnaise, mustard, aioli, or a balsamic reduction can add an extra kick to the sandwich.

Fresh vegetables are always a good idea: crispy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and fresh cucumbers can add a note of freshness and contrast to the sandwich. Additionally, for those who love a touch of heat, jalapeño peppers or a dash of hot sauce can be the perfect choice.

It’s a dish that allows for infinite variations and interpretations, inviting the cook to experiment and find their perfect version.

Sandwich with sliced roast beef, lettuce, tomato, pickled red onions, and mustard sauce on ciabatta bread, served on a white plate.

Tips and Tricks

There are many ways to perfectly cook a steak, whether using a pan or a grill. The important thing is to let the meat rest after cooking, regardless of the method used. The resting time is usually equal to the cooking time.

While cooking the meat, you can use many fresh herbs; use the ones you prefer but always fresh.

Always season the vegetables; oil, salt, and pepper are the basic seasoning, but you can use your preferred seasoning according to your taste.

Start the recipe by preparing the meat first so it can rest, and then prepare all the other ingredients to make the final assembly easier.

Beef is absolutely the first choice, but you can also use chicken or veal.

Steak Sandwich

The steak sandwich is a classic of American cuisine, often enjoyed at barbecues and dinners with friends.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, english, French
Keyword sandwich, steak
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lb top sirloin steak
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 sprig fresh tyhme
  • 2 ciabatta loaves
  • Salt and pepper


  • 2 red onions
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


  • 2 romaine lettuce
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 beefsteak tomato


  • 100 gr mayonnaise
  • 100 gr grainy mustard
Servings 4 people


  • Season the steak with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over high heat.
  • Sear the steak on all sides for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add a halved head of garlic, thyme, and butter.
  • Baste the steak with butter for a few minutes.
  • Remove the steak from the pan.
  • Let the steak rest covered with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.
  • In the same pan, without washing it, toast the halved ciabatta loaves for a few minutes.
  • Wash and place the romaine lettuce in a bowl.
  • Season the lettuce with oil, salt, pepper, and a teaspoon of Tabasco sauce.
  • Wash and cut the tomato into half-inch-thick slices.
  • Roughly julienne the red onions.
  • In a small saucepan, add the sliced onions.
  • Season the onions with salt and pepper.
  • Add the vinegar and cook for 6-7 minutes with the lid closed.
  • In a small bowl, mix the grainy mustard and mayonnaise.
  • Slice the steak into half-inch-thick slices and begin assembly.


  • Spread the sauce on both halves of the bread.
  • Place the tomato slices and then the lettuce.
  • Arrange the sliced steak neatly.
  • Add the onions on top.
  • Enjoy your meal!

How to Store It

It is not recommended to store a steak sandwich. The sandwich should be eaten immediately while it is hot and crispy.

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