Budget Steak Sandwich With Roasted Tomatoes & Arugula Aioli

Recipe by SarasotaCook
READY IN: 42mins




  • Marinade the steak -- add the package of good seasonings mix to a large baggie with the olive oil and vinegar and shake to combine. Add the steak and seal and refrigerate at least 4 hours up to 8. I don't like packaged mixes much, but -- this is an exception. I really like it and it is easy and works great. Remember this is all about a easy dinner on a budget.
  • Toppings -- when you get home roast or grill (which is my preference) the tomatoes and onions. Just toss with olive oil, red pepper, salt and pepper and grill or roast in the oven at 425 on a cookie sheet lined with foil or you can also use a grill pan. Either one works. Just grill until the tomatoes or brown or lightly soft and the same with the onions. Just set to the side. They do not have to be served hot.
  • Make the aioli -- Add the arugula, mayo and lemon to a food processor and mix until well combined. Done, just chill. This can be done a day ahead.
  • Steak -- Steak is done marinating, just grill or pan fry or any method you prefer. I like this grilled. Just 4-5 minutes per side on high heat to get a nice crust and then flip. Another 3-4 minutes and remove. Should be medium rare. Remove and set to the side and cover with foil to let rest.
  • Rolls -- Just cut in half and toast in the oven or on the grill until slightly brown on the cut side. No oil needed. Just toast until golden.
  • Put the sandwiches together. Layer each side of the roll with the mayo, then one side with cheese, then sliced steak. Cut the steak on the bias always, then some of the onions, a couple of tomato slices, another slice of cheese and the top roll also smathered with the aioli mixture.
  • Wrap in foil and bake 10 minutes at 400. Enjoy! The absolute steak sandwich.