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Steak Sandwich Recipe

Sandwich idea - quick and easy steak sandwich using ciabatta bread with mustard mayo.

Cooked correctly a good steak is something truly special. Or, forget the mayo and add cheese instead, for your very own cheesesteak recipe!

Steak sandwich on ciabatta bread with tomatoes and mushrooms.
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Oh yes, this is a thing of true deliciousness.

Personally, I'm a fan of rump steak over sirloin - why? Because it seems to have more flavour than sirloin.

A decent amount of fat around the edge is vital for cooking in a grill pan since it adds flavour and keeps the steak moist and tender. Rump steak also happens to be cheaper than sirloin too!

Medium rare is the way to go, although being awkward I like my steak to be more on the rare side than medium if that makes sense, I know what I mean anyway!

Now, as a food blogger you might be expecting a recipe for mustard mayo and if so you're in the wrong place - this is simple, easy and quick.

No messing about with whisks here, I used ready-made mayo from Maille mayonnaise with a hint of Dijon mustard, and I am quite addicted to it. 

By the way, don't buy it from my Amazon link as they are asking far too much for it!

So, now you can see my steak sandwich really is easy and nothing revolutionary since there will be thousands of similar recipes if you search for them.

Afterwards, you won't need to eat for a week - enjoy!

Steak sandwich filling ideas

fried onions as in this Jamie Oliver's next level steak sandwich recipe 

melted cheese goes well with a steak sandwich, you can use cheddar or blue cheese




a dash of Frank's hot sauce

French fries or hand-cut chips - yes indeed, just add those into your steak sandwich!

Steak sandwich - steak sandwich recipe on ciabatta bread.

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Yield: 2
Author: Jan Bennett
Hot Steak Sandwich

Hot Steak Sandwich

Cooked correctly a good steak is something truly special. Easy, simple no fuss cooking is all that's needed.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 4 MinTotal time: 9 Min


  • Steak - enough to serve 2
  • 2 x Ciabatta rolls
  • Mustard Mayo
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes


Take the steak out of the fridge and remove any packaging.
  1. Rub it all over with a little olive oil and season with black and a tiny amount of sea salt. Leave lightly covered with cling film for 30 minutes to allow the steak to come to room temperature before cooking.
  2. By the way, I'm assuming your steak is 2cms thick for this to work. Heat up a grill pan - you can use a normal frying pan if you don't have a grill pan. Bring the pan to a really high heat.
  3. Remember you only oil the steak and not the pan or you'll have a kitchen full of smoke which is never a good thing.
  4. Pop the steak on to cook - it's best to never cook more than two in the same pan at once since the temperature will drop causing the steak so stew rather than fry.
  5. Be sure to get good grill markings on your steak which by the way should happen pretty quickly if your pan is hot enough.
  6. For medium-rare steak
  7. Cook for for about 2 minutes before turning to cook the other side for a further 2 minutes. It's very near impossible to give exact times since everything depends of the thickness of your steak and and how hot your pan is.
  8. For medium steak
  9. Cook as above for 2 and a half minutes each side.
  10. Remove from the pan and place onto a warm plate and cover with kitchen foil - leave for about 3 minutes before serving.
  11. Slice the steak and pop it into warm ciabatta rolls which have been generously spread with mustard mayo. For a meal fit for greedy folk like ourselves serve with mushrooms, tomato and a side of chips.
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  1. I've just finished a lunch made up of the leftover scraps from a Bento box food styling shoot. I feel most unsatisfied with my little bits of cheese and raw peppers. I want this steak sandwich RIGHT NOW!! Goodness... yum!

  2. This is pretty much my ideal sandwich. Especially if you added some avocado to it too!


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