These easy steak sandwiches are the thing of dreams! Steak is marinated and served with blue cheese, caramelized onions and sun-dried tomatoes and are great to serve to a crowd.

Easy to make, these steak sliders are sure to wow your guests!

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These steak sandwiches are the perfect sliders to serve guests, they are always a hit! The steak is wonderfully tender and full of flavor. They are ideal to serve on game day and they’re also great for summer parties!

Try a steak sandwich alongside my Sweet Potato Fries (Gourmet Fries) and other game day favorites like Soft Chicken Tacos and my Mexican Layer Dip.

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Steak Sandwiches

We love steak for a delicious and filling high-protein entree. Check out these steak tacos, beef tenderloin and carne asada for my delicious steak dinner ideas!

Why You’ll Love these Sandwiches

  • So Simple – This makes a deliciously easy dinner, but they are pretty easy to put together.
  • Restaurant Style – This sandwich stacks up to any local steakhouse with an incredible combination of ingredients!
  • Crowd Pleaser – These sandwiches are perfect for game day parties and any gathering with family and friends. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
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Ingredients and Substitutions

For the Marinade

  • Olive oil – We love extra virgin olive oil but you can use your favorite type of oil here.
  • Balsamic Vinegar – The vinegar not also adds to the flavor of the steak, but the acid in it helps to break down the fibers of the meat to make it wonderfully tender.
  • Seasonings – Garlic, mustard and black pepper
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For the Sandwiches

  • Steak – Sirloin or strip are the best cuts for these steak sandwiches. They are flavorful cuts that become deliciously tender when marinated.
  • Dinner Rolls – Have you ever made the take and bake breads in the bakery section of your market? I’m addicted. I use them for sides, sandwiches, sliders and more. However, you can always use standard egg dinner rolls. I don’t discriminate against bread.
  • Onion – Caramelized onions add a bite of sweetness to these sliders and they are so easy to make.
  • Blue Cheese – Steak and blue cheese are such a great flavor pairing and the saltiness from the cheese cuts through the sweetness of the onions.
  • Sun-dried Tomatoes – Finish off these sliders with a little pop of color, as their tangy flavor works so well next to the creamy blue cheese.
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How to Make

  1. Pour all marinade ingredients into a sealable bag and add steak. Allow to marinate.
  2. Before grilling, remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let sit. Meanwhile, bake your bread as directed, and caramelize onion.
  3. Heat your grill and cook steak as directed.
  4. Transfer steaks to a baking dish or platter, tent loosely with foil and let rest five minutes. Slice thin.
  5. Add steak, creamy blue cheese, caramelized onions and sun-dried tomatoes to each roll!
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Tips

  1. Let the marinated steak come to room temperature before you cook it and let it rest before slicing it, so that it is as tender as possible.
  2. If you can, buy your steak from your local butcher. It is often so much more flavorful and of a much better quality than grocery store meat. Plus you’re supporting local!
  3. If you have an instant read thermometer, for rare steak it should read 135ºF and for medium rare 140ºF. If you want the steak medium it should be 145ºF.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s The Best Steak To Use In A Sandwich?

In my opinion, nothing can compare to sirloin in this steak sandwich recipe. It’s tender and so flavorful because it’s beautifully marbled.
If you happen to have any leftover prime roast or slow cooked beef roast, that will work really well too. You can also use a cut like flank or skirt, but be sure to marinate those for at least six hours as they are much tougher cuts of beef.

What Makes the Perfect Steak Sandwich?

The perfect steak sandwich is rich and loaded with flavor. The toppings are important and should compliment each other.
You can’t go wrong with adding salt, fat and acid to a dish and these sliders are abundant in all three. The blue cheese is salty and creamy and cuts through the fat from the steak and the acid from the sun- dried tomatoes.

Why do You Marinate Steak?

Marinating the steak not only adds flavor to the meat, but it also helps to make it perfectly tender and helps to lock in the juices.
The sugars in the marinade also help the outside of the steak caramelize for added flavor. Allow at least two hours to marinate the steak and even up to 12.

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How to Store

  • Room Temperature – These steak sandwiches can sit out safely at room temperature for up to two hours. After that, they must be refrigerated.
  • Refrigerator – Store the steak and onions in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for 2-3 days and reheat as desired.
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Steak Sandwiches

This steak sandwich recipe is the thing of dreams! Steak is marinated and served with blue cheese, caramelized onions and sun-dried tomatoes and are great to serve to a crowd. Easy to make, these steak sliders are sure to wow your guests!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6 sandwiches
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Ingredients  

Marinade

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the sandwiches

  • 16 ounces sirloin or strip steak
  • 4 dinner rolls
  • 1 cup onion sliced (one medium-large onion)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup a wedge of creamy blue cheese
  • 7 ounces sundried tomatoes one jar, drained

Instructions 

  • Pour all marinade ingredients into a sealable bag and add steak. Allow to marinate 2-12 hours.
  • About 20 minutes before grilling, remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let sit. Meanwhile, bake your bread, if necessary and heat 2 Tbsp olive oil on medium-low. Add sliced onion and allow to caramelize. Reduce to low, if necessary.
  • Heat your grill to high. Cook 4-5 minutes on first side and 3-4 on other side for medium-rare.
  • Transfer steaks to a baking dish or platter, tent loosely with foil and let rest 5 minutes. Slice thin.
  • Add steak, creamy blue cheese, caramelized onions and sundried tomatoes to each roll!

Julie’s Tips

  1. Let the marinated steak come to room temperature before you cook it and let it rest before slicing it, so that it is as tender as possible.
  2. If you can, buy your steak from your local butcher. It is so much more flavorful and of a much better quality than super store meat.
  3. If you have an instant read thermometer, for rare steak it should read 135ºF and for medium rare 140ºF. If you want the steak medium it should be 145ºF.
Calories: 696kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 1457mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 351mg | Iron: 6mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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*This post was originally published September 18, 2014 and updated February 20, 2020.

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6 Comments

  1. Any suggestions for cheese for those of us who aren’t fans of blue cheese? I love most cheeses but wondering what else would pair well with the steak and sun dried tomatoes.

    1. Hello!
      I’d try a feta cheese or even a gorgonzola. Feta will have the same texture, though, which is great!
      Good luck,
      Julie

  2. Hello! I make dinner for my father in law one night a week… he is now in heart failure so we need to cook very low sodium- I saw this and thought it would be low sodium. I would make it minus the blue cheese and sun dried tomatoes- just because I know he won’t eat those. Would it be low sodium minus those two ingredients. I am guessing the marinade doesn’t have sodium? Thank you!