Steak Sandwich Sauce

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Need a recipe for a simple steak sandwich sauce? Try this delicious garlic aioli for a winning dish

A good steak sandwich sauce will turn a traditional steak sandwich into something special! Why not try this easy recipe that's perfect for a quick lunch or easy dinner?

You've got to love the combination of succulent strips of steak paired with golden, crispy bread and drizzled with garlic aioli steak sandwich sauce! It's a simple but delicious meal, full of flavor and without a doubt the king of sandwiches!

Steak Sandwich Photo

The best bread?

Whilst the steak and the sauce are the stars of this dish, make sure you put them in a bread that does them justice!

We don't recommend sub rolls or burger buns... and definitely not sliced white commercial bread! None of these offer the satisfying 'crunch' a good steak sandwich needs, nor are they strong enough to contain all the ingredients

Sourdough Bread Picture

Instead, use a good, crusty bread - sourdough works well and so does ciabatta, which soaks up the juices but won't fall apart. Perfect!

How to make a garlic aioli steak sandwich sauce

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp wholegrain mustard

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced or finely chopped (the more you use, the more pungent the flavor)

In a bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.

HOT tip: To give this sauce more of a kick, swap the Worcestershire sauce for fresh horseradish, ground, and a squeeze of lemon.

Steak Sandwich Image

Putting together the perfect steak sandwich

Here's an easy steak sandwich recipe using your freshly made garlic aioli, which will make 4 decent sized sandwiches:

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 x 8 oz Ribeye/New York strip (or other marbled steak of your choice!)

salt and pepper to taste

8 slices of crusty bread of your choice (see our recommendations above!)

Bag of arugula leaves

  1. In a skillet, heat the olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the steak.
  3. Cook the steak to your preferred temperature (we love ours medium rare, so about 3 minutes per side for this!). 
  4. Once cooked the way you like it, allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Cut diagonally across the grain, ensuring slices are thin. (Tip: You can always prepare the steak ahead of time and warm through when needed!)
  6. Spread some of the sauce onto one side of each slice of bread.
  7. Split the steak evenly across the sandwiches.
  8. Top with a hearty handful of arugula for a peppery punch.

This recipe is great if you are running low on time, but to intensify the flavor you can marinade your meat in the Worcestershire sauce, garlic and salt beforehand.

Steak Sandwich Pic

Cheese, please!

Don’t forget that cheese pairs perfectly with steak sandwiches too! Think along the lines of Provolone, Gruyere, or even Mozzarella if you wish to add cheese to this flavor-packed dish.

Be sure to check out our Chicken Fried Steak Sandwiches recipe, for another bread-based snack the whole family will love!