Steak Sandwich on Toasty Garlic Bread

by May 20th, 2011 // Lunch, Picnic Food, School Lunch

Steak Sandwich on Toasty Garlic Bread

When I was a child, my mom rarely cooked steak, but on very special occasions she’d go all out and make a London Broil. As a little girl, I was never very into meals involving red meat. Well, at least not the first go-round… I would pick at my dinner on London Broil night, but the very next day I devoured the steak sandwiches she made with the leftover meat. The secret to mom’s steak sandwich is the toasty garlic bread on which it’s served.

For our Perfect Picnic steak sandwiches, we marinated and grilled the meat with fresh, home grown English thyme, lemon and olive oil. We grilled it medium rare and chilled the whole steak in the fridge before slicing for sandwiches.

Just before the picnic we toasted up some garlic bread, assembled the sandwiches and wrapped them in tin foil to keep them warm. (Although, even at room temp this is still my favorite steak preparation.)

What kind of special sandwich do you like to make for a picnic?

Steak Sandwich on  Toasty Garlic Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cooking Time: 14 to 16 mins

2 one pound sirloin steaks
juice of 1 lemon
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
4 sprigs English thyme
salt and pepper
2 French baguettes
1 garlic clove, cut in half
2 to 4 tablespoons butter, room temp
1 bag arugula
3 to 4 tomatoes, sliced

1. Bring steak to room temp in a marinade mixture of olive oil, lemon juice and fresh thyme.
2. Grill steaks, leaving the thyme sprinkled on top, over medium heat for 7 to 8 minutes on each side.
3. Let rest for 5 to 10 minute, then wrap in foil and refrigerate.
4. When it’s time to go to your picnic, slice baguettes in half, rub with garlic and butter both sides.
5. Turn on the broiler, slice the steak and tomatoes.
6. Set up an assembly line of arugula, tomatoes and steak.
7. Put bread back together and cut into 3 to 4 sandwich sized pieces.
8. Toast bread under broiler for 3 to 4 minutes.
9. Remove bread and work quickly to assemble sandwiches starting with arugula, topping with tomato and then steak.
10. Wrap each sandwich in foil as you go.

Makes: 8 sandwiches

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6 Comments on “Steak Sandwich on Toasty Garlic Bread”

  1. 1.) Erica
    May 20th, 2011

    I don’t eat meat too often but these look perfect. My only addition would be a little homemade salsa right before eating. Yummy!

  2. 2.) Alma
    May 20th, 2011

    My favorite sandwich is a Vietnamese Steak Sandwich (Bahn Mi) from the Everyday Food cookbook. Marinated steak, shredded carrots, cilantro and a little heat on a crusty french bread. So good!

  3. 3.) Lindsay
    May 20th, 2011

    My favorite sandwich is avocado, baby spinach, tomato, red onion, some kind of cheese and pesto mayo on some nice soft wheat bread. so yummy!

  4. 4.) Stacie
    May 20th, 2011

    I LOVE Bahn Mi sandwiches!!!!!! and blts!

  5. 5.) Melissa
    May 20th, 2011

    Hmm.. I love a sandwich I make with broiled/grilled Portabello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, and spinach. Yum!

  6. 6.) Miranda
    May 20th, 2011

    Tuna mixed with mustard, dill pickles and pepper.

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