This sandwich idea came to me when I had a few sandwich steaks laying around and I wasn’t sure what to do with them besides cook them. After a little poking around I decided that using some Asiago, tomatoes and some yummy crunchy homemade fried onion straws could be the start of a beautiful sandwich. Top it off with barbecue sauce – my favorite – and it’s a winner for sure.
Normally, I would have grilled the sandwich steaks for that yummy flavor, but since it’s raining like the dickens here I had to make do with pan frying. They were great nonetheless.
1 recipe yield Crispy Onion Straws
3/4 lb sandwich-cut steaks (thin sliced beef)
Fresh ground pepper
4 oz asiago cheese, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
4 hamburger buns or hard rolls, toasted
Spray a large skillet and heat over medium heat.
Sprinkle pepper, salt, chili powder and garlic powder evenly over the steaks and rub well.
Place the steaks in the pan in a single layer (you may need to do two or three batches) and brown each side. While the second side is browning, cover the top with the sliced asiago in a single layer. Cover and let cook 1-2 minutes until melted.
When steaks are done, place one on the bottom half of the roll. Layer tomato, onions and then barbecue sauce. Place a second steak on top and again layer tomato, onions and barbecue sauce.
Top with roll top and serve.