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Mini Rustic Steak Sandwiches

July 08

The right bread makes all the difference here – chewy, crispy ciabatta is perfect. If you don’t fancy making your own aïoli, you can cheat by smashing a garlic clove with the back of a knife until you have a smooth paste and then mix it with a little store-bought mayonnaise.


  • serves Serves 2
  • time 15 mins


  1. 1. Season the steaks generously with freshly ground black pepper.
  2. 2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat and fry the steaks for 2–3 minutes on each side. Transfer the steaks to a plate, cover with foil and allow them time to rest.
  3. 3. Once rested, slice the steaks thinly, toss in the juices that have run off and season with salt.
  4. 4. Assemble the sandwiches by spreading the aïoli on the ciabatta halves, adding a little rocket, red onion, juicy steak slices and topping with the other ciabatta halves. Enjoy!


2 x 125g striploin or rib eye beef steaks

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp sunflower oil

4 tbsp garlic aïoli

2 small ciabattas, cut in half

1/2 red onion, peeled and finely sliced

2 large handfuls of rocket leaves, to serve


You'll Need

Frying pan or griddle pan