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Vietnamese Steak Sandwiches


Use leftover Flank Steak with Lime Marinade to make these super sandwiches, also called banh mi.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2005


  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4 hero rolls
  • 1 pound sliced Flank Steak with Lime Marinade


  1. In a small bowl, stir together garlic, sugar, red-pepper flakes, vinegar, and water.

  2. In another bowl, toss together carrots, scallions, and cilantro leaves. Toss with half the vinegar mixture.

  3. Split and lightly toast hero rolls; dividing evenly, layer with carrot mixture and sliced flank steak. Drizzle with remaining vinegar mixture, if desired.


If you don't want to make steak from scratch, you can use an equal amount of sliced roast beef in its place.

Cook's Notes

A traditional Vietnamese sandwich is made with pork, but in this beef variation, the flavors are the same.

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  • ugfug
    29 JUN, 2010
    This was amazing! Very easy and VERY flavorful. I am making this for my fourth of July party.
  • SunflowerRae
    13 JUL, 2008
    I loved this sandwich. It was very tasty!
  • appleringo
    29 MAR, 2008
    the original vietname sandwich doesn't need any source but the key is in its bread. it is very unique. Do you have recipe for vietnamese bread? very similar to french but somehow differ