Hi friends! It’s another Tasty Tuesday and we have a doozy recipe for you today! Grilled Steak Sandwiches with a Garlic Basil Mayonnaise!
Troy and I have always loved ordering a steak sandwich when we go to a restaurant, it just seems like such a treat! So about 10 years ago, we started making them at home, too! Troy is the grill master in our house (though honestly our son Jake seems to have inherited the gift!). So I wish to thank Troy for his help in this post! We teamed up on this one! And I snapped the photos. So without further ado, let’s begin!
We basically have 3 easy recipes: For the meat, the garlic bread, and the garlic basil mayonnaise.
- Steak – about 1 lb of either skirt steak, flank steak or sirloin- we used skirt steak.
- Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt
- Ground Pepper
*Note* I purchased double the meat as we wanted leftovers for meals this week, but one pound would do for a family of 4.
Lay the meat on a foil covered tray or cookie sheet. Drizzle the first side with olive oil.
Season with ground black pepper
And kosher salt.
Turn the meat over and repeat on the other side.
Heat your grill. Troy uses a higher heat. Place the meat on the grill for about 4 minutes on the first side.
Notice how it is shrinking up.
Turn the meat over and cook on the other side for about 4 minutes.
You can cut into it to see when it is done, should be medium rare. Take the meat off the grill, cover with tin foil to keep hot and let the meat rest for about 10 minutes.
Mayonnaise Recipe (can be made earlier in the day)
- 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3-4 leaves of basil, chopped
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- A dash of Worcestershire sauce
Measure your mayo and mince the garlic and add to a small bowl.
Chop up 3-4 leaves of fresh basil. Usually you can find this in the fresh herbs section of the store, my Kroger store also sells living basil still in soil, usually right near the tomatoes. That is what I like to use, it smells so good!
Chop the basil and add to the mayonnaise mixture.
Add a dash of the Worcestershire Sauce.
Stir or whisk the mixture and then refrigerate until ready to use.
Finally, for the bread, Preheat oven to 350°. If using a loaf of Italian bread, slice it for sandwiches.
Butter both sides and sprinkle with garlic salt.
Toast in the oven at 350° for about 5 minutes, then under the broiler until golden, watch carefully because it can burn rather easily (about 2 minutes).
Now its time to slice the meat. You want to slice it across the grain and as thinly as you can. The meat is packed with flavor, but it’s a chewy meat, so the thinner you slice it, the easier to take a bite and not pull the whole strip of meat out of the bread. Doesn’t that look yummy?
And now its time to assemble the sandwiches! Spread the basil mayo on one piece of garlic toast.
Add some meat. Is that a food critic I see watching this?
Now put a lid on it.
It’s a thing of beauty!
I need to cut mine in half, it’s just easier for me to handle.
Heap a few more fixings on your plate. We had cole slaw, watermelon and banana bread!
I have to tell you, with the garlic bread and the basil mayo, this is a flavor explosion! My husband absolutely loves these sandwiches! And you could easily use the meat on a salad as well. You could also substitute onion rolls or a baguette for the bread.
Have you ever noticed how beautifully certain flavors meld together? Like garlic and basil, or cinnamon and apple, goodness just consider the toppings on your favorite pizza! Apart they are good, but together they create something amazing, something exquisite, something so far beyond the ingredients on their own! It’s almost like harmony in music!
This is true of coming together as people. We can do much on our own, but when we come together and work toward a common goal, we can do something amazing! I was thinking of the story last week of the team that rescued the Thai boys soccer team and their coach. So many people brought their individual skills to the table, and they worked in harmony to save those boys! Alone they were fine talented people each with their own training and gifts they brought to this effort. But together they were able to do the incredible! To do what many thought was impossible! All thoughts of self were put aside as they worked tirelessly towards a goal of the highest calling. They saved the lives of that entire team and their coach! Such a powerful reminder of the good that we can do when we work together! Now that is exquisite!
I hope you have a fantastic week! I will be back Friday for another Fashion Friday!
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. ~Henry Ford