Steak Sandwich

Total Time:
40 min
10 min
10 min
20 min

2 sandwiches

  • 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

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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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 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
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

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