Mexican steak sandwich

    35 min

    This is the perfect steak sandwich. Cumin spiced sirloin is barbecued, sliced and used to fill a toasted sandwich roll with mayonnaise, refried beans, avocado, tomato, lettuce and cheese.

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    Makes: 4 

    • 450g beef sirloin steak
    • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • ground cayenne pepper to taste
    • 4 seeded rolls, split
    • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 125g refried beans
    • 1 large avocado, thinly sliced
    • 1 large tomato, sliced
    • 110g finely chopped lettuce
    • 30g crumbled cotija cheese (optional)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the cooking grate. Season steak with garlic salt, black pepper, cumin and cayenne pepper.
    2. Grill steak on the preheated barbecue until medium-rare, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat to a cutting board and cover with foil.
    3. Set a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Spread both halves of each roll with mayonnaise. Brown the rolls, mayonnaise-side down until golden, about 3 minutes.
    4. Warm the refried beans in a bowl in the microwave, about 1 minute on High and slice the sirloin steak into thin strips.
    5. Spread a thin layer of beans on the bottom half of each roll, layer with steak, avocado, tomato and lettuce. Top with cheese, if desired and close the sandwich with the top of the roll.


    If cotija cheese is unavailable, use grated Parmesan cheese or mild feta cheese instead.

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    Sounds great as is. I plan to make it this weekend. Just to cut a little fat I think I will brush the rolls with olive oil and grill them after I take the steak off. We love grilled bread and no need to heat or clean another pan.  -  17 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Good recipe. I think it needs a touch of garlic so I lightly dusted the steaks with garlic powder, and used a touch of salsa instead of the cheese.  -  12 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were delicious. I was skeptical about frying a roll with mayo on it and I nearly skipped that step but I am glad I didn't...the warm toasted creaminess = yum! I have since toasted bread/mayo like this for other sandwiches too. We'll have these again and again.  -  04 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)