Steak Sandwich

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
2 sandwiches
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (12-ounce) 1-inch thick New York strip boneless beef top loin steak
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced in rings
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 recipe Mustard Mayo, recipe follows
  • 2 mini focaccia buns, sliced in 1/2
  • 1/2 cup baby arugula
  • 3/4 cup good mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Directions

Season the steak liberally with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium saute pan over high heat until it's almost smoking, then sear the steak on each side for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low and cook the steak for about 7 to 10 minutes, turning once, until very rare in the middle. Remove to a plate, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Slice the steak into strips.

Using the same saute pan, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and thyme and saute for 10 minutes, until the onions are brown and caramelized, stirring occasionally.

To assemble the sandwiches, spread a tablespoon of Mustard Mayo on the bottom half of each bun. Place a layer the steak strips on top of the mayo, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and top with the caramelized onion rings. Place the baby arugula on top of the onion rings, and cover the sandwiches with the top half of the buns.

Mustard Mayo:

Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl. Serve at room temperature.

Yield: 1 cup


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i subbed inferior ingredients because that's what I had on hand (cheaper steak, baby romaine, and bollio roll) and they were still incredibly delicious.  making these the next time we have family over. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sandwich is just perfect! It was so good, my husband devoured two of them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect. Don't change a thing. Simple and fast to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thyme? Mustard-mayo? What the heck is that? focaccia? Arugula? Please! Here is how you make a cheesesteak... 1. Thinly sliced steak. 2. Provolone or cheese wiz (I prefer provolone) 3. Fried onions. 4. This is the make or break...a roll from the Amoroso bakery. ONLY Amoroso rolls will do. If it's not an Amoroso roll, it's not a cheesesteak. Fry the steak with a little oil on a very hot grill. You can chop it up with the spatula if you like. Fry the onions separately. Put the open roll face down on the grill. When the steak is close to being done, lay the provolone on top of the steak. As the provolone is melting, add the onions on top. DO NOT STIR! Then put the roll on top of everything! Slide a spatula under the meat and turn the entire sandwich over and serve. NO OTHER CONDIMENTS...no ketchup, no lettuce, no tomato, NO ARUGULA! That is how you make a Philly cheesesteak. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After watching Ina's episode I ran right to the grocery store that evening to purchase what was needed to make this delicious steak sandwich. So glad I did...when my son came home after working late it was a welcome surprise for him and for me to hear the amount of Mmmmm's coming from the kitchen was fantastic. Thanks, Ina!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious and offered a refreshing change to the "steak sandwich". Sophisticated and satisfying. My husband and I give it two thumbs up...primarily because I followed the recipe and it was still delicious..=> item not reviewed by moderator and published
My girlfriend and i got together to try out a couple of recipes for dinner. The steak sandwich seemed so basic but I knew it would be filling and it looked simple and delicious. It was a HIT! we both thoroughly enjoyed the sandwich and the mustard/mayo spread with the arugula is a must. Will be making again for a luncheon item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! Our thirteen year old son wanted to cook dinner and he is a big fan of Ina Garten. He chose this recipe for our dinner and it was great! Loved the mustard mayo and the carmelized onions. We will have this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING! Mayo is absolutely delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This steak sandwich was excellent. It was simple to make with restuarant quality. The mustard mayo and carmelized onion was the best compliment. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very easy to make sandwich, the trick is do not over cook the steak. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tweaked this recipe some but the core ingredients are great. I did this sandwich panini style using sour dough bread, steak, provolone, caramelized onions, and the mustard mayo mix. I brushed the exterior sides of the bread with a good bit of olive oil and layered mustard mayo, provolone, steak, onions, provolone, and let it cook at 325 for about 8 minutes on a press. I put an arugula salad on the side and it was a perfect meal. My only suggestion to those making this is to make the mustard mayo a day ahead of time so the flavors meld together, otherwise it tastes like straight up mustard. The excess we had left over goes great on burgers. Definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple, yet so good! Mmmm! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loved this sandwich. The whole recipe works together perfectly. As others suggested, I did add about a tsp. of horseradish to the sauce. I also added orange bell peppers to the grilled onion mix. Usually on nights when we need dinner in a hurry, I might make french dipped sandwiches but, this sandwich was a wonderful change (and not any more work. We will definitely be having this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Knocked my husband's socks off! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely one of the best sandwiches I have ever had. The steak was so tender and the mustard mayo was a perfect compliment. Definately makes a great lunch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and two teens loved this! We are wimps, so I cooked a little longer so meat a little less rare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sandwich was great. I was hesitant to try the Mustard Mayo but that stuff is delicious and I can see myself using it on so many other sandwiches. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The Steak Sandwich was delicous. I ate all of it !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has become our go-to steak. Not steak sandwich...but steak. It is wonderful and my whole family loves it! On occasion, we add gorgonzola cheese to the mayo mixture... really yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sandwich is wonderful! Packed it for a family outing at the beach. I also browned the buns in the pan I used to cook the steak, as one of the other posters recommended. One additional change I did was to add horseradish to the mustard mayo mixture which kicked up the spice just a tad. Everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The whole family loved this sandwich !! great recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
In the episode Ina says this was Jeffery's favorite steak sandwich in college. I can definitely see where Jeffrey is coming from. This sandwich was amazing!! It was the perfect blend of sweet caramelized onions, juicy tender steak, and that mmm mmm good mayo spread!! I made it last night and was so amazed at how simple it was but yet so delicious! I will be keeping this in my go to recipe file. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! One of the best sandwiches I've ever had. I browned the buns in the pan I used to cook the steak, great addition as they get soft and crunchy. Great combo of flavors. Bravo! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super delish - the sauce was perfect! i love you ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this early tonight for my family and they wolfed it down. Another family favorite and way to go delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We've probably made this a dozen times and have yet to get sick of it. It's so fast and easy! Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious!!! those are my key words for a sucess recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sin palabras esquisito! Yumy Yumy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the steak sandwiches and they were okay, nothing to rave about (I love my own recipe). A couple days later I brined some pork tenderloin, sliced it and pounded it into cutlets, then grilled it. Made the sandwiches, minus onions, and they were SO good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for me and my husband last week and we both loved it! We aren't big fans of arugula, so we swapped it out with baby spinach and it was perfect! The mustard/mayo is a nice touch. Definitely making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and simple. The Mayo mustard sauce is a must and I love arugala! My family really enjoyed it! Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this for dinner last night and it was perfect. We grilled our steak instead of cooking in a skillet and it turned out wonderful. We also used leaf lettuce as my husband does not care for argula. The mustard sauce was perfect. It is definitely a recipe we will be making over and over again. Thank you Ina!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is truly classic sandwich, I am making it for dinner tonight, I am using a marinaded london broil (rare) and slicing it thin!!. Getting really good crusty bread and making Ina's sauce. OH MY GOODNESS!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really great and simple recipe...I made it for my family of 6; just bought 4 steaks and sliced them thinly. I used Ciabatta rolls instead of the foccacia, which was a wonderful substitute. I also used Boursin cheese (or alouette works too) instead of the mustard mayo, since I'm not really a fan of mustard. With the arugula, it was absolutely fantastic!! I highly recommend this recipe to anyone, and encourage experimenting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this steak sandwich all the time. I usually pound out a filet, since I always have a box in my freezer. I would highly reccommend this sandwich. I love the mustard/mayo Sauce, and sometimes I add capers, and always put it on both sides of the bread! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was incredible! Every single part of this sandwich has a unique, wonderful flavor. Tasted even better than I could have imagined. I did leave out the arugula since I don't care for it. May try baby spinach next time, but even without it's a filling, mouth-watering sandwich. I loved it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love a New York Strip -- and arugula on the sandwich was great -- but the mayo/mustard brought it all together! Don't skip it! It was amazing! Thanks, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina, I only wish I could visit you in your fabulous kitchen to learn from you. This steak sandwich is the best I've ever had. My b/f is a total carnivore and he's satisfied sitting on the couch. This steak sandwich hits you in your most primal soul, and makes you happy you're not a vegan, it's fun and easy to make and I'm not an onion eater but I love them cooked this way. Thank you for making Super Bowl Sunday an even bigger hit !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good. My only 2 changes to the sauce were I used lite Miracle whip and stoneground horseradish mustard as it was what I had on hand. (Haven't bought real mayo in years.). I also used a cheaper cut of steak. I enjoyed watching Ina's the technique...the use of the frypan vs. my broiler or the grill and the amt of time on each side (I am a baker, I NEED directions). I prepared 5 steaks at once, sliced them as directed and put the leftovers in the fridge for gametime tonight and sandwiches for work tomorrow. These steak strips would also work for a salad topper as well. Thank you Ina, I learn something everytime I watch. Jimmysmom Watertown, WI item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made my own mayo for the sauce, and it was well worth it! This sandwich was absolutely amazing, and I served it w/ sweet potato fries. I would definitely recommend this to anyone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my boyfriend and I, and we both loved it! I used a thinner/cheaper type of steak and it was still great! My boyfriend liked it with some cheese as well, but I loved it just the way it was :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these but i used a large loaf of ciabatta bread instead and cut it into four large sections. These were huge sandwiches, so cut the loaf into smaller sections for smaller sandwiches. I'm a horseradish lover as well so instead of using the mustard mayo I put a creamy horseradish sauce for an extra kick. It was simply to die for! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter made these steak sandwiches. She made a couple adjustments: after mixing together the ingredients for the dressing we both found it tasted mostly like mayo. She added more mustard, seasoning, and some horseradish. With those changes to the dressing, this became the best sandwich I ever ate. So if you make this recipe, the only change I would suggest is to spice up the dressing a little and keep all the other ingredients exactly the same. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these sandwiches time after time again and they never disappoint. I turned them into an appetizer, putting everything on a sliced, roasted, baguette. They hold up well on the baguette and easy to pop into the mouth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these sandwiches for my parents and they were incredible! My mother actually said that they were one of the best things she has even eaten! I made a couple of my own alterations: I cooked a few cloves of garlic along with the onions and also added extra dijon mustard and a bit of horseradish to the sauce. These sandwiches were very easy to make and tasted AMAZING! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina's recipes never disappoint and this one is perfection! Easy, fast, and my husband and young boys loved it! If you don't want to have a sandwich, this is a great way to prepare a delicious steak cooked indoors. The mayo-mustard sauce does make more than you need for 4 sandwiches. Delicious on ciabatta bread as well. Ina's cookbooks are the best and the only ones I use. If you aren't already a Barefoot Contessa follower, this recipe will certainly send you on your way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is one of my Food Network favs! I have made it several times and finally had to review it Everything here pairs perfectly and the flavors all bounce off of each other creating a flavor explosion!!! It's easy to make and easy on your budget as most of the ingredients are usually found on hand. I don't own a grill--before I learned Ina's tin foil trick I used to broil steaks--eeew. Now this is my go to preparation for steaks. Tonite I'm going to try with French bread to change it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This looked so good that I made it within a few days of seeing the show. OMG! My husband and I were dying while eating the sandwhiches! Unbelievable, the flavors are great, what a treat for dinner. I had tri-tip on hand and picked up ciabatta bread instead. The substitutions were delightful. I'm sure it would be great with most fresh bakery bread and your favorite cut of steak. We're both already craving it after just a few days. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw the show where Ina featured this sandwhich, I thought wow, if this would taste as good as it looked I would be happy. I was amazed at how tender the steak was, and the carmelized onions and thyme, what more can I say. My tongue was tasting so many things it was just awesome. This was less expensive and tastier than buying steak um's. No more steakum 's for my man. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i saw this recipe before and wanted to try it.... today i saw the episode air yet again and figured now was as good a time as any... i followed the recipe to the letter and, loved every last bite of this sandwich.... Ina i have made several of your recipes and have yet to be let down.... keep up the fantastic work!!! satisfied in PA item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina, you have done it again. Fabulous! The mustard/mayo spread is a great complement to the sandwich. I added swiss the second time I made this and loved it also. Another winner, keep them coming! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this recipe a few times on the TV and thought Ina is butchering a steak sandwich! Being from Philly, I have a set perception of what a steak sandwich is. I was chagrined at my Philly arrogance when I took my first bite. This is a delicious and simple take on a Philadelphia classic. The mayo sauce and caramelized onions marry well. It's a combination that reminds me of Outback's Blooming Onion. Some things I might suggest: use left over steak. You can cut it very thin when it is still cold and spread it out on a plate in a microwave for 45 seconds. I like the sauce so much that I would recommend tossing the steak and onions in it and use it liberally. Though I like the mayo sauce very much, I think some horseradish and ketchup would add to its flavor. I'd like to try this with chicken, seitan or another meat substitute to make it a little healthier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For my first EVER attempt at cooking red meat, I thought this was a rousing success. Kept the steak on the fire a little too long (was worried about it being too rare) but it's medium done-ness did not detract from this delicious recipe. Used only one onion (which was plenty for two sandwiches) and concocted my own mix of proportions for the mustard-mayo, but still ended up with two entrees that looked just like Ina's mouth-watering picture. Might put sauce on both sides of the bread next time. Even my uber-picky roommate gave me props for this one. Super easy, super delicious, and a relatively inexpensive way to enjoy steak. "Boy, won't Jeffrey be surprised when he tastes this!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious sandwich,I just added some horseradish.Love you Ina ! Another great recipe !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I actually used a tri-tip instead. My husband bbq' it and we sliced it up. Instead of her spread we toasted the focaccia rolls with butter and garlic instead. We loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it!! I am usually a cheese freak and this was fabulous without! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just love all of Ina's recipes. This sandwich was so flavorful and delicious. I did not use sour cream in the sauce but I added some horse radish which gave the sandwich a nice kick. Ina has made be a better cook! Teresa item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not the best a litlle dry. Way too much onions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for my boyfriend the other night and he said this was the best sandwich he has ever eaten. I cannot believe that a sandwich could turn out so wonderfully. Made it just exactly as stated in the recipe. No wonder I have every one of Ina's cookbooks!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this sandwich for my husband the other night and one word from his mouth explains it all "WOW".....he LOVED it and so did I....it was so easy to make....I didn't add the sour cream to the mayo-mustard because my husband can't have dairy but other than that, i followed the recipe to the tee.....it was delicious....thank you Ina....you are a WONDERFUL cook..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
one of the best sandwiches ever! added grated garlic to the mustard mayo and left out the sour cream! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this the other day to the exact recipe. It was SO good and so easy to make. My husband and children loved it and I will be making this again. I love Ina's recipes. Next time I will be making an open face sandwich instead as it will be easier to eat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added horseradish to the mayo mustard and used whole wheat pita for a lower fat version. I also substituted the arugula for spinach because that was all I had on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Flavors blend beautifully. I substituted horesradish for the sourcream 2nd time I made it, and loved it even more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great easy to do steak sandwich for anyone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great sandwich to make for your husband. My husband travels a lot, and I made this for him right before leaving on another trip (to avoid airport food...yuk!) He raved about this sandwich throughout each bite. I also made the eggplant gratin as a side dish which he loved (I did add a few chips on the side). Thank you, again, Ina...you are great and your recipes and always so thoughtful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina, you never disappoint! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These steak sandwiches are so great. My family loved them. The mustard mayo/spread was excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe twice. The first time, I skipped the onions because my husband doesn't care for them. The sandwich was still delicious. The second time, I sauteed mushrooms instead of onions, and the sandwich was fabulous!! I agree, the mustard/mayo adds so much to the flavoring of the sandwich. We used demi-baguettes (warmed in the oven) and they worked perfectly. This method of cooking a steak makes it turn out just right. Great job, Ina! More, please! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my favorite recipe of all time. All of the flavors and textures are completely, perfectly compatible. So simple but the three men in my family rate it 5 stars. I'm never nervous about preparing one of Ina's recipes for the very first time with important guests coming. We love you Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The mixed mayo/mustard combo makes the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last weekend and was VERY impressed! It was wonderful and so easy! I skipped the arugula b/c my grocery store was out and it was still great! Also, I used Kaiser rolls b/c I couldn't find the foccia bread. I wouldn't change a thing about it and definitely recommend to others! This is a keeper...I will make it over and over!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was soo good..It was even good as leftovers for the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for lunch for guests. Everyone raved about them and it was so-o easy. The sauce has an incredible flavor. I served with a simple green salad and it complemented the sandwich perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband Never cooks any of our meals. So I made select a recipe and make dinner. Boy was I ever pleasantly surprised. This was a wonderful meal even for a non-cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If I had fixed this for my husband early on in our relationship I'm sure he would have proposed sooner. This was awesome. The blend of a good steak with onions, mustard mayo and the arugula was just perfect. A special occasion treat. Thanks, Ina, you are a master at your trade indeed. Simply FABULOUS!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these several times - very easy and they are the best steak sandwiches I've ever eaten! Great for when company comes for lunch, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as a special lunch for my husband after a long work week. It was easy and I didn't feel like I'd spent days in the kitchen. He felt like a million bucks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sandwich is to die for. The meat was so juicy, literally running down my arm. Just delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made this for my boyfriend and i and it was so delicious,its one of those dishes where once you have made it they will want it all the time...and its easy to make..my bakery did not have regular focaccia bread so i got the one with cheese on it and it was still great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is quick and easy and tastes great. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner! I'm not a huge mustard fan but love this spread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was quick easy and excellent, everyone loved it as much as we love Ina item not reviewed by moderator and published
Saw the show and decided to try the recipe. This is a great, quick and easy meal that impresses even the most finicky eater. I will cut my cooking time down 2 minutes for medium rare. I also will use a good toasted white bread. The ciabata was just too much. Invest in some good meat. Its worth it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another winner from Ina. This sandwich was a huge hit at my house. As for those who perpetually fret about calories in Ina's recipes, I have two words for you: portion control. I own all of Ina's cookbooks and can always count on her recipes to please my friends and family. My reputation as a cook is largely due to her cookbooks and the tips I've learned from her show. I'm sorry for the narrow lives and small worlds inhabited by the people who use this review space as a forum to critique the personal appearance of Ina and other Food Network personalities. item not reviewed by moderator and published
In response to "Anonymous" comment about Ina. I think she is truly lovely. I wish I had her complexion and beautiful hair. She has an easy going, carefree spirit, a wonderful talent, a beautiful home in the Hampton and an absolutely adorable husband who so obviously dotes on her. She has it all. We should all be so lucky. And, she is one of my most favorite chefs and I love her recipes!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was great. The mustard mayo went surprisingly well with the steak and arugula combination. Followed the direction exactly for the steak and it turned out great. All I have to say is.. YUMMY. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Our New York steaks were over an inch thick. After the 1min per side searing, I set the timer for 6mins. The recipe called for 7-10mins, but we like our meat medium/rare, so to be on the safe side, I took it off after 6mins on the low flame. The meat was well done. The recipe calls for the onion rings to cook for 10mins on a medium flame. After 15, ours were still white. It took about 20mins for them to be caramelized. The mayo dressing was great. We left out the sour cream and added some garlic. It was delicious. Next time I will not trust the recipes for cooking times. They weren't even in the ballpark. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hey anonymous, why do you have to be so ugly? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make...worth the money for the steak. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great sandwich and so easy to make. I skipped the arugula so I guess I went a little less gourmet but very comforting. Gonna try mushrooms with onions next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoy Ina's style of cooking every week, but when I saw the new episode featuring the preparation of this dish iIt really spoke to me. I'm a big steak fan and this recipe is easy but satisfying. Simple prep and loads of flavor with the dressing and the caramelized onions. A great meal for two ? highly recommend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definitely will add to my collection. Ina is the greatest! I sauteed mushrooms and substituted toasted Kaiser rolls for our dinner. It was fantastic. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Read much? It's a recipe for a "STEAK SANDWICH" not a Philly Cheese Steak. This might blow your mind but believe or not there are multiple different sandwiches a person can make with steak. item not reviewed by moderator and published
That's great and all, but this isn't supposed to be a Philly cheesesteak sandwich, but a "steak" sandwich. Not all steak sandwiches have to be done the Philly way. This is supposed to be different anyway. The original Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches of 1930 used white American or provolone cheese, and Cheese Wiz didn't even get introduced until 1952.  item not reviewed by moderator and published

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