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Ultimate Steak Sandwich

Ultimate Steak Sandwich
Ultimate Steak Sandwich

A steak sandwich probably isn't the first dish you'd expect to see on a plant-based recipe site, but this really is one of the tastiest and easiest sarnies we've made yet!

We've packed out some freshly toasted ciabatta with a ton of sweet and sticky caramelised onions, a tangy mustard mayo dressing and fresh and crunchy lettuce leaves, to really beef up your vegan steak experience. Pun totally intended.

Serves 2

Ingredients
Method

Before you start

Mixing bowl | 2 frying pans

Ingredients

For the sandwich

  • 1 large ciabatta bread
  • 2 plant-based steaks
  • 2 little gem lettuce
  • Knob of plant-based butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Small bunch thyme

For the caramelised onions

  • 2 large red onions
  • 30g soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • Small bunch of chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. 1.

    For the caramelised onions | Place a large frying pan over a medium heat | Add a drizzle of olive oil to the pan followed by thinly sliced red onions | Sweat the onions off for around 10 minutes until they begin to soften | Then add brown sugar and balsamic vinegar and cook for another 15 - 20 minutes until they are dark, sticky and sweet

  2. 2.

    Cook the steak | Grab another frying pan and place this on a medium to high heat followed by a glug of olive oil | When the oil’s hot, pop in the steaks and sizzle on one side for 3-4 minutes or until you have a lovely dark colour | Flip them over, turn the heat down slightly and add a knob of butter along with a crushed garlic clove and a sprig of thyme | Using a spoon, baste the steaks in the melting butter for 4-5 minutes then turn off the heat and leave them to rest

  3. 3.

    For the dressing | Mix the vegan mayonnaise, dijon mustard, chopped parsley and salt and pepper in a bowl | Pull the leaves off the gem lettuce and slice them in half lengthways | Add a dollop of the dressing to the gem lettuce and mix until the lettuce is well coated | save the rest of the dressing for assembly

  4. 4.

    Time to serve | Slice the ciabatta bread in half lengthways and toast it under the grill until golden brown | Smother the base in the dressing and place the dressed lettuce leaves on top | Slice the rested steak and stack on top of the lettuce | Finally add a dollop of caramelised onions, pop the lid on, and enjoy