Open-face garlicky steak sandwiches

Total Time
33 min
8 min
25 min
This delicious yet easy to make sandwich will become one of your all time favorite meals. First, garlic paste will be your new must-have ingredient for any steak sandwich. Second, the tomato-cucumber salsa comes together in minutes and is even delicious on its own. Third, using your handy broiler means your perfectly seasoned steak cooks in just 10 minutes. Put all these components together and you've just assembled the perfect steak sandwich.



3 cup(s)


6 medium clove(s), unpeeled

Fresh cherry tomato(es)

2 cup(s), or grape tomatoes, chopped

English cucumber(s)

½ medium, peeled and diced

Uncooked red onion(s)

½ medium, thinly sliced


¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped

Canned green chile peppers

½ oz, 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced

Apple cider vinegar

3 Tbsp

Olive oil

1 Tbsp

Uncooked lean trimmed sirloin beef

1 pound(s), steak, trimmed

Dried oregano

2 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp

Mixed grain bread

4 slice(s), country-style, toasted


  1. Combine the water and garlic in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until the garlic is very tender, about 10 minutes; drain.
  2. When the garlic is cool enough to handle, remove the skin. Put the garlic in a small bowl and mash with a fork.
  3. Toss together the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, cilantro, jalapeño pepper, vinegar, and oil in a medium bowl.
  4. Spray the broiler rack with nonstick spray and preheat the broiler. Sprinkle the steak with the oregano, salt, and pepper. Broil the steak 5 inches from the heat until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the side of the steak registers 145°F for medium-rare, about 5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and let stand 5 minutes. Cut the steak across the grain into thin slices.
  5. Spread the mashed garlic evenly over the bread. Top the bread evenly with the steak and salsa. Yields 1 sandwich per serving.