About this recipe:This is a delectable steak sandwich, which makes a perfect quick supper with some oven baked chips and a green salad. Adjust the seasoning to taste - instead of jalapenos, you could use jarred roasted red peppers for a milder version!
1/2 onion, sliced
4 large fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/4 green pepper, sliced into long strips
225g beef steak of any type, sliced as thinly as possible
3 tablespoons chopped jalapenos
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 slices mature Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 French baguette, cut in half lengthways
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:15min › Ready in:25min
Melt 1/2 of the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until tender. Push onion to the side of the pan, and add the mushrooms. Cook and stir until softened, then add the pepper and cook just until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Add the remaining butter to the frying pan. No need to clean the pan, just let it heat up a little bit. Place the steak in the frying pan along with the jalapeno and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper. The steak cooks really fast, just a couple of minutes. Once the steak is mostly browned, return the onion and pepper to the pan. Cook until heated through.
Turn off the heat, and place the slices of cheese over the top of the pile so they can melt. Scoop the whole pile into the awaiting bread, making sure to pour some of the juices onto that wonderful sandwich.
If you have time, freeze the steak (partially or all the way). Then, with your sharpest knife, slice the frozen steak as thinly as you can. That is the hardest part.
Choose your cut wisely
When shopping for steak sandwich steak, I advise you pay more attention to the way the meat looks than the cut. You can't go wrong with a nice tender steak, but I tend to look for the cheap steaks with some marbling of fat.