Simple Steak Sandwich

I truly almost feel guilty for sharing this recipe for my simple steak sandwich.

Did I ever tell you how I can’t cook steak? I really can’t cook steak to save my life. If someone stuck me in a kitchen with a piece of steak I would probably start crying. I would have no idea what to do with it or how to cook it. For the longest time when my husband begged me to make him a roast, I would bring home a roast and he would roll his eyes and tell me that pork roast is not beef roast even though it says “roast” on the package.

Like I knew the difference. I grew up a friggin’ vegetarian.

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Yeah, friggin’ is one of those slang words I’ve picked up since moving here to Utah. My Cali friends and family are so proud of the decline in my language every time they see me.

So back to steak. My husband loves it, I can’t cook it or eat it so, ‘Houston, we have a problem!’

Thanks to a coworker of mine, I can now make one amazing steak recipe. Of course, this summer I also learned to cook Steak Lime Tacos so I’m up to two steak recipes.

I seriously feel guilty sharing my simple steak sandwich recipe today. It’s been a “Traci” family secret for a few years now. People rave about it and I sip my lemon water, sitting back in my chair and smiling while taking credit but inside–inside I feel so guilty.

I won’t brag anymore by telling you it’s the best steak sandwich ever but I’ve got plenty of witnesses to prove it. The best part is you can use flank steak or any cheap or expensive meat labeled “steak.” (I know this one from experience. The meat department men always give me different cuts of meat when I tell them I need some steak ┬áto make steak sandwiches. It always turns out wonderful).

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Simple Steak Sandwich

Rating: 51

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 6" sandwich

A deliciously simple steak sandwich with a rich Mesquite flavor and topped with spicy pepperjack cheese bedded inside a crusty hard roll.


  • 2 pounds steak (flank steak most recommended but any boneless steak will do)
  • 1 red or yellow onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 1-2 marinade packet of your choice (We recommend Simply Organic Grilling Seasons Mesquite BBQ Marinade or McCormick Grilling Mates Mesquite Marinade)


  1. Prepare the marinade according to package directions. Pour the marinade into a gallon sized Ziploc bag.
  2. Cut the meat into thin strips, then place the meat in the bag. Seal the bag and coat the meat in the marinade. Allow marinade to sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. In the morning, pour the marinade, sliced onion, and steak into the crockpot. Set the crockpot to low and cook for 6-8 hours.
  4. To serve, slice a loaf of crusty french bread into six inch widths, then across horizontally in the middle. Butter then toast the insides of the bread. (This prevents the sandwich from getting soggy). Place a slice of pepperjack or provolone cheese in the sandwich, then top with a generous helping of the meat mixture.


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  1. Jillian says:

    Looks super yummy and simple! I’ll be trying this recipe soon!

  2. Mmm sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing this on my What Are You Doing? Blog Hop!

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