British top chef, Jack Stein, steps up to the plate and shares his favourite steak sandwich with a cheesy twist.
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
4 x 150g Rump Steaks
1 loaf white bread
1 iceberg lettuce
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
1-2 tbsp sunflower oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Blue cheese ranch dressing
1/2 tsp red miso paste
75ml sour cream
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
Handful of chives, finely chopped
Handful of parsley, finely chopped
50g creamy blue cheese
For the blue cheese ranch dressing
Put aside the herbs and blue cheese. Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl until combined.
Place the blue cheese in a microwave bowl and heat for 30 seconds, or until the cheese has melted. Stir the melted cheese and herbs through the mix, and place to the side.
For the steak sandwiches
Rub the steaks with the sunflower oil and season with salt to taste. Place the steaks into the pre-heated hot pan flipping the steaks every 15 seconds. After 1 minute add thyme and 50g butter. When the butter starts to foam reduce the heat to medium and continue to flip and baste. Cook for approx. 2-3 minutes (for medium rare). Once cooked to your liking, remove the steaks from the heat and leave to rest (+2-3 minutes). Add black pepper to taste.
Spread the bread slices with the leftover butter and place in the pan used for the steaks. Once the bread is charred, remove and transfer to a plate.
Tear off the leaves of the iceberg lettuce and add to a mixing bowl. Cover with the ranch dressing and mix through so the lettuce is nice and evenly coated.
Assemble the sandwiches with the steak and blue cheese ranch iceberg lettuce. Cut in half and enjoy!
Don't clean the pan as the thyme and steak oil making the bread extra tasty!
Rest your meat for as long as the cooking time to maximise juiciness
National Steak Sandwich Day is back on Sunday 12th of May, so don't pack up the BBQ just yet.
Get out your pens and mark your diaries because after a searingly successful first year in 2018, Australian Beef is bringing back National Steak Sandwich Day on Sunday 12 May.
After research found that over two million Aussies tuck into a steak sandwich every week, a day had to be made and this often under-rated, but very much cherished Australian classic had to be celebrated.
Now we've got the day locked in, Australian Beef has teamed up with some of the biggest steak-sandwich-loving chefs to share their take on the classic and give you the ultimate recipe inspiration.
So read up and don't forget the National Steak Sandwich Day checklist:
1. Visit your local butcher or supermarket and grab your favourite cut of beef
2. Grab some buns or bread
3. Grab your sandwich add-ons. Pineapple optional
4. Don't forget the condiments!
5. Clean the BBQ
6. Cook up a storm!
For more recipe inspiration visit the Australian Beef website www.australianbeef.com.au.