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All-American Steak and Onion Sandwiches


Quick touches are the key to good steak sandwiches: In 15 minutes, the beef absorbs the flavors of the marinade, and sliced onions become a sweet-tart component.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2009


  • 1 top round steak (1 pound), about 1 1/2 inches thick
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 head (10 ounces) red-leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 8 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


  1. Pierce steak all over with a fork. Place in a shallow dish, and rub with Worcestershire; season with salt and pepper. Let stand at least 15 minutes. In a small bowl, combine onion, 4 tablespoons vinegar, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Let stand at least 15 minutes.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Cook steak 6 minutes. Turn, and cover; reduce heat to medium. Cook until medium-rare, 6 to 8 minutes (if steak is browning too quickly, reduce heat to medium-low). Transfer to a plate; let rest 10 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain.

  3. While steak rests, stir together 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 tablespoon oil in a serving bowl; season with salt and pepper. Add lettuce, and toss.

  4. Spread 4 slices of bread with Dijon; top with steak and onion. Close sandwiches; serve with salad.

Cook's Notes

Steak doesn't have to be a splurge when you pick good-value cuts like top round or skirt.

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  • BobKay
    30 DEC, 2010
    good summertime light meal