Scrumptious steak sandwich


Bill Granger calls his steak sandwich recipe perfect, which is pretty hard to top. I decided to experiment with the basic elements of this weekend dish but definitely leave out his garlic creme.

We both agreed that our scrumptious version was one of the best steak sandwiches we’ve had in a long time. It just goes to show that going to a bit more effort to choose good quality ingredients makes a big impact in the finale. We selected fresh ciabatta bread and accidently discovered a biodynamic organic Tilsit (a German style hard cheese) made by Paris Creek Cheese. I was pleased to find a chutney without chilli which was the delectable Tomato and Sultana Chutney by Maggie Beer (highly recommended).

This would make an ideal relaxed bbq dish for your next party.

1 loaf of ciabatta bread
Handful of rocket
2 slices of sirloin, fillet or scotch steak
2 slices of cheddar, or similar
1 red onion, sliced
4 tsps tomato chutney
Olive oil

  1. Cook onions in olive oil on the bbq. When finished remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Slice ciabatta bread into bun sizes and cut in half. Briefly crisp the inside of the ciabatta bread on the bbq.
  3. Add the steak to the bbq and cook to desired doneness.
  4. Assemble sandwich by drizzling olive oil on the bottom slice of ciabatta. Then add the rocket, steak, cheddar, onion and tomato jam. Finish off with top slice of ciabatta.


  • Use gluten free bread rolls or bread.
  • Add some avocado instead of cheese for dairy intolerant people.
  • If you can’t find tomato chutney, try a tomato jam or simply slice of real tomato.

2 thoughts on “Scrumptious steak sandwich”

  1. From email:

    Dear Emma,

    That sandwich looks like absolutely one of the most amazing things! I can just imagine how it tasted. Beautiful. I will forward your email on to Maggie who will really enjoy reading about your use of her chutney.

    Many thanks for sending your email to us.

    Best wishes,

    Maggie Beer’s Farmshop

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