Go Back
Print
My juicy steak sandwich recipe topped with crunchy baked caramelized onions and a drizzle of fresh green pesto... Best lunch sandwich!

Juicy Pesto & Steak Sandwich Recipe

My juicy steak sandwich recipe topped with crunchy baked caramelized onions and a drizzle of fresh green pesto... Best lunch sandwich!

Course Lunch, Sandwich, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 625 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 steak about 9 oz or 250 g
  • 2 handfuls fresh watercress
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 ciabatta bread rolls
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Season the steak on all sides with some pepper and salt. Pour a little olive oil in a medium non-stick pan and place it over high heat. Once the oil is smoking hot, add the steak. Quickly sear the steak on both sides for a minute until browned.

    Steak with chimichurri sauce recipe... some ingredients are just made for each other! Sliced steak topped with a fresh parsley and cilantro sauce...
  2. Then place the seared steak on a clean plate and let it cool at room temperature. Pour some more oil in the same pan (don’t wipe the pan, the remaining steak juice will give extra flavor to the baked onion now). Peel the onion and garlic clove. Chop the garlic finely and slice the onion. Then add them both to the non-stick pan.
    My juicy steak sandwich recipe topped with crunchy baked caramelized onions and a drizzle of fresh green pesto... Best lunch sandwich!
  3. Place it over medium-high heat and stir well. Season with a pinch of pepper and salt. Let the onion bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until brown but still a little crunchy. Stir regularly. Once the onion is cooked, take the pan off the heat and let it cool a little. In the meantime rinse the watercress.

    My juicy steak sandwich recipe topped with crunchy baked caramelized onions and a drizzle of fresh green pesto... Best lunch sandwich!
  4. Combine the basil pesto and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small cup.

    My juicy steak sandwich recipe topped with crunchy baked caramelized onions and a drizzle of fresh green pesto... Best lunch sandwich!
  5. Slice the steak up. Slice the bread rolls in half and grill them lightly. Then spread a little pesto dressing on the bread, top with baked onion, watercress, sliced steak, more baked onion and drizzle with extra basil pesto. Season with a good dash of pepper. Serve.

    My juicy steak sandwich recipe topped with crunchy baked caramelized onions and a drizzle of fresh green pesto... Best lunch sandwich!