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Burger-Style Steak Sandwich Recipes

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Steak, bacon and fried egg burger style sandwich

Steak, bacon and fried egg burger style sandwich

What do you think of when you think of a steak sandwich? The fact is that a steak sandwich is like most other types of sandwiches, in the sense that it can be interpreted—and its ingredients consequently adapted—in virtually any number of different ways.

The steak sandwich recipes featured below are, however, quite specific in that they employ the steak like a burger. They can be made to suit a variety of different cuts of steak and are merely suggestions that will hopefully get you thinking about how to create your own unique steak sandwich recipes of this or any other type and to suit your own tastes.

Here's a sneak peek of recipes you'll find in this article:

  • Steak, salad and garlic mayo sandwich with fries
  • Steak sandwich with tomato relish
  • Steak, bell pepper and jalapeno relish sandwich
  • Steak, mushroom and onion sandwich
  • Steak, bacon and egg sandwich
  • Pork leg steak, bacon and pineapple Sandwich
  • Pork steak and salsa sandwich with onion rings
Sandwich steaks

Sandwich steaks

Soft bread rolls

Soft bread rolls

Which Type of Steak Should I Use to Make Sandwiches?

Any type of beef steak suitable for grilling or frying will work well in a sandwich. It is obviously vital to avoid buying a cut of meat intended for stews or casseroles, as such cuts require long, slow cooking or they will be tough to the point of being inedible. If you are in any doubt, simply ask for advice when selecting the steaks, rather than risk making a costly mistake. The mini steaks used in the initial recipes on this page were advertised in the supermarket as sandwich steaks.

Soft bread rolls were used in these recipe ideas, rather than burger buns. They are more moist, tastier - and contain considerably less salt and sugar. This is, of course, optional and down to personal choice.

Sandwich steak is cooked and ready to be rested

Sandwich steak is cooked and ready to be rested

Resting a steak on a warm plate, covered with tinfoil

Resting a steak on a warm plate, covered with tinfoil

How Long Do I Rest a Steak?

It's common knowledge that when a steak is cooked, it should be left to rest before it is served, cut and eaten. This is to allow the meat—which has tensed up during cooking—to relax and once again become juicy and tender. Steak served straight from the pan or grill will be tough and dry.

What is not always so clear cut is determining how long you should rest the steak. Regular viewers of TV cookery shows will likely have seen top chefs giving seemingly conflicting instructions in this respect. One idea that you may wish to try—based purely on personal experience—is leaving the steak to rest for exactly the same period as the total cooking time. Hopefully, you will agree this measurement works very well.

Steak, salad and garlic mayo on a toasted bread roll with homemade fries

Steak, salad and garlic mayo on a toasted bread roll with homemade fries

Burger Style Steak, Salad and Garlic Mayo Sandwich With Fries

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

5 min

15 min

One serving

Ingredients

  • 1 beef steak
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and grated
  • Handful fresh rocket/arugula leaves, washed
  • 3 slices tomato
  • 1 bread roll, halved and lightly toasted
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • French fries to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour a little vegetable oil in to a frying pan and bring it up to a fairly high heat. Season the steak and fry in the oil for an equal time each side (2 to 3 minutes in this instance) until done as required.
  2. Remove the steak to a heated plate, cover with foil and leave to rest.
  3. Lay the rocket/arugula leaves on the bottom half of the cut roll. Top with the rested steak and the tomato slices.
  4. Stir the garlic in to the mayo and spoon on top of the tomato.
  5. Serve with the French fries if desired.
Cheddar cheese melted over steak with spicy tomato relish on a bread roll

Cheddar cheese melted over steak with spicy tomato relish on a bread roll

Cheeseburger Style Steak Sandwich with Tomato Relish

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 5 min

Ready in: 15 min

Yields: One sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 beef steak
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bread roll
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
  • 2 teaspoons spicy tomato relish/pickle

Instructions

  1. Season the steak and fry in the oil until done. Set aside to rest, covered with foil, and put your kitchen grill/broiler on to preheat to high.
  2. When the steak is rested, lay it on the bottom half and cover evenly with the grated cheese. Transfer to a grilling tray and heat under the grill/broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbling. The top half of the roll can be toasted this way at the same time by laying it alongside.
  3. Plate the two halves of the roll and spoon the tomato relish on top of the cheese.
Bell pepper and jalapeno relish on steak sandwich

Bell pepper and jalapeno relish on steak sandwich

Burger Style Steak, Bell Pepper and Jalapeno Relish Sandwich

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 5 min

Ready in: 15 min

Yields: One steak sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 beef steak
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bread roll
  • 3 slices of red bell pepper, seeded
  • Jalapeno relish as required (be careful)
  • Chopped coriander leaf/cilantro to garnish

Instructions

  1. Fry the steak in the oil and set aside to rest.
  2. Lay the steak on the bottom of the roll and top with the red bell pepper slices.
  3. Add the jalapeno relish to taste. A good tip is to know the taste and strength of it first and how much you are likely to require.
  4. Garnish with the freshly chopped herb.
Burger style steak sandwich with mustard, mushrooms and onions

Burger style steak sandwich with mustard, mushrooms and onions

Burger Style Steak, Mushroom and Onion Sandwich

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 10 min

Ready in: 15 min

Yields: One sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 beef steaks
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 small white onion, peeled and sliced
  • 3 small closed cup mushrooms, sliced
  • Pinch of dried sage
  • 1 bread roll, halved
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, or as required

Instructions

  1. Fry the steaks, plate, cover and set aside to rest. If necessary, add a little bit more oil to the same frying pan and bring it up to fairly high heat.
  2. Add the mushroom and onion slices to the pan, season with salt, pepper and the sage. Fry for two or three minutes, stirring around frequently.
  3. Spread the Dijon mustard evenly over the cut sides of the bread roll.
  4. Lay one steak on the base of the roll and top with half the mushroom and onion combination. Lay the second steak on, followed by the last of the mushrooms and onion.
Steak, crispy bacon and fried egg sandwich

Steak, crispy bacon and fried egg sandwich

Burger Style Steak, Bacon and Egg Sandwich Recipe

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 10 min

Ready in: 15 min

Yields: One sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 beef steak
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 or 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bread roll, halved
  • Chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions

  1. When the steak has been sat aside to rest, begin frying the bacon in the same pan. Fry for a couple of minutes each side or until done as you like it.
  2. Wipe a smaller frying pan with oil and bring up to fairly high heat.
  3. Break the egg into a small bowl before pouring carefully into the hot, smaller pan. Fry on medium heat until the white is completely set, other than immediately around the yolk. Carefully turn and fry for one more minute.
  4. Set the steak on the roll, followed by the bacon and the egg. Garnish with the chopped parsley.
Leg of pork steaks

Leg of pork steaks

Pork Leg Steak Sandwiches

When most people hear the word steak, they automatically think of beef. There are many other cuts of meats, however, which are also labelled as steaks and one of them is the leg of pork. Leg of pork steaks require to be cooked more slowly than beef steaks—the ones to the right took about seven or eight minutes each side. When resting them, try in this instance around half the total cooking time.

Leg of pork steak, bacon and pineapple with green jalapeno relish sandwich

Leg of pork steak, bacon and pineapple with green jalapeno relish sandwich

Burger Style Pork Leg Steak, Bacon and Pineapple Sandwich

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 20 min

Ready in: 25 min

Yields: One sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 leg of pork steak
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 or 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 pineapple ring, canned in own juice
  • 1 bread roll, halved
  • Jalapeno relish or similar (optional)

Instructions

  1. The pork steak should be fried until done for approximately seven or eight minutes each side. Transfer to a heated plate and cover with foil, as with the beef steak.
  2. Fry the bacon in the juices of the pork for a couple of minutes each side or as you like it.
  3. Lay the pork on the base of the roll followed by the bacon and the pineapple.
  4. Add the jalapeno relish or any relish of choice, if desired.
Leg of pork steak and salsa sandwich with homemade onion rings

Leg of pork steak and salsa sandwich with homemade onion rings

Burger Style Pork Steak and Salsa Sandwich with Onion Rings

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Ready in: 30 min

Yields: One serving

Ingredients

  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2" piece of cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped coriander leaf/cilantro
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 leg of pork steak
  • Oil for frying
  • 10 to 12 onion rings
  • 2 tablespoons of self-rising flour, divided in to two bowls
  • Cold water
  • Bread roll, halved

Instructions

  1. Put the tomato, cucumber, garlic and coriander/cilantro into a small bowl. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil, stir again, cover and refrigerate until required.
  2. Season one portion of the flour with salt. Very slowly, begin adding cold water, gently whisking all the time with a fork, until you have a batter the consistency of thick cream. Refrigerate to rest while you cook the pork.
  3. Cook the pork and set aside to rest.
  4. Bring your deep fryer up to high heat. Dust the onion rings in the dry flour before dipping one at a time in the batter and lowering gently into the hot oil.
  5. Fry for about three or four minutes until the batter is crisp and golden. Remove the rings to a plate covered with kitchen paper to drain.
  6. Lay the pork steak on the bottom of the bread roll and spoon on some of the salsa.
  7. Lay the onion rings alongside to serve.

Comments

Creeper from Aw Man on March 10, 2016:

congrats on hub of the day, everyone loves sandwhiches.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 10, 2016:

Gordon, congrats on another HOTD! Though I don't eat steak, this is a great hub with yummy recipes! Nice job!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 10, 2016:

Congratulations for the HOTD!

This sounds delicious and easy to make. Your pictures are helpful and inviting . Thanks for sharing the detailed procedure.

Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on June 23, 2013:

Thanks, Carly. I must admit, I really enjoyed eating as well as writing this Hub :)

Carly Sullens from St. Louis, Missouri on June 22, 2013:

Everytime I come and read your hubs I get so hungry. These look delicious!

Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on June 21, 2013:

Thanks randomcreative. Yep, steak and bacon is definitely a winning combination :)

Very true, RTalloni but I'm glad they did to some extent stimulate your senses. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Thanks Vacation Trip. Hope you try out the ideas.

Some of these ideas were an experiment for me, too, peachpurple, but I was delighted the way they turned out. Sorry to put temptation in your path. Thanks for stopping by.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on June 19, 2013:

I have never tried out beef steak in burgers before but with your varieties, i would love to try out these recipes. They look delicious and easy to follow with the step by step instructions. Bacon and eggs look delicious and tempting to me. Voted up

Susan from India on June 19, 2013:

Awesome sandwich recipes. All are simply mouth watering. Thank you for sharing. Voted up.

RTalloni on June 18, 2013:

Okay, now I'm hungry--I can hear the sizzling and smell the ingredients cooking. Vicarious meals are no fun, but these recipes would be good any time of day.

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 18, 2013:

Steak and bacon, how can you go wrong? Another great recipe resource, thanks!