Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Pioneer Woman Steak Sandwich

Does Ree, the Pioneer Woman, ever have a bad recipe?
I think not.

I don't own her cookbook, & haven't made lots of her recipes,
but I LOVE watching her cooking show on Saturday mornings.
Love it.
It's more than just a cooking show ... it's visually beautiful, 
she's a laid-back, homeschool momma like myself,
{ok, we have the homeschool part in common},
& this show singlehandedly sets my daydreams in motion for the week.
Not kidding.
It's not the fabulous food either.
It's the kitchen, the country, the cattle, the's even the cowboy boots.
It's the out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere that quietly calls my name.
I wouldn't be an accidental country girl.
I am a country girl {my hubs & me were both raised in the country}
who accidentally got stuck in the city ... for way too long.

Ok now ... what is this post about?
See, I've gotten caught up in my daydream & almost forgot that I was blogging a recipe!

Anyhoo...I watched an episode where Ree made this killer steak sandwich.
I so knew that my hubs & boys, who'd eat steak 24/7 if that were a possibility,
would be all over this sandwich.
And I was right.
It has gotten rave reviews.
It's easy, quick & very hearty.
You'll want to give this one a try.
The men in your life will thank you.

Since I've forgotten to take pics every.time.I', 
we'll have to settle with looking at Ree's.
No problem there...that's another thing she's excellent at:  photography.
{Disclaimer...Ree did not pay me to gush about her.}

The Pioneer Woman Steak Sandwich

The Pioneer Woman Steak Sandwich
Here's what you need:

1 lg. onion
2 sticks butter
2 -3 pounds cubed steak
seasoned salt
1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
Tabasco Sauce, to taste
4 whole French/deli rolls {sub buns}

Here's how easy it comes together:

{If you have an iron skillet, use it.}
Slice onions and cook in 1/4 stick butter until soft and lightly browned.
Remove and set aside.
Slice cube steak against the grain & sprinkle with seasoned salt.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter over high heat (in the skillet you used for the onions)
until melted and beginning to brown & add in the meat in single layer.
Cook one side until brown, then flip and cook until brown, about a minute on both sides.
Add 1/2 cup (at least) Worcestershire sauce, 5 to 6 shakes Tabasco,
2 tablespoons butter & the cooked onions.
Stir to combine.
Cook low & slow {about 15-20 minutes should do it} until meat is tender.
Butter halved French rolls and brown in skillet or on griddle.
To assemble, lay bottom half of roll on the plate.
Place meat mixture, followed by a spoonful of juice from the pan.
Top with other half of roll.

For our family, we think slices of mozzarella or provolone just takes this
sandwich over the top.

I've also thrown in green peppers with the onions which gives
it a Philly steak sandwich kind of flair.

And the guys here, well, they love putting horseradish {sauce} with anything beef,
so they usually add that to theirs.

Any way you slice it up, this sandwich is scrumptious!!

And go visit  The Pioneer Woman blog ... there's lots of good recipes & good reading!


  1. OH MY! I ran across this recipe a while back when looking for something to do with cube steak I had on hand.

    My husband LOVED it (!)and asks for it all the time. It is not "healthy" sandwich considering all the butter - but it is sooo good!

  2. Like most everyone on the planet, she is one of my COOKING HEROS. I've made a lot of her recipes and they are ALL good. :)
    We don't eat fried foods, but this steak sure sounds good. :)
    Over from Sunny Simple Life...

  3. This sounds good. I haven't eaten cube steak in years but I'd try this!

  4. Funny, I just ran across this the other day and thought it looked delicious! I need to try it. My boys would love it too!

  5. Hi Angela,

    Boy, this looks delicious! My husband and I definitely love steak and cheese sandwiches, but our son is kind of a picky eater. I agree that Ree's recipes look terrific; as a matter of fact, I'm trying one of hers tonight. It's a creamy custard-type topping for fresh fruit. I'm going to use it on some of those peaches that I got at the Farmer's Market. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. I hope you have a great Fourth of July holiday!


  6. Ree is definitely at the top of my list! This recipe isn't the healthiest, with all the butter, of course, but it really is delicious for a special treat!

    Thanks so much to all of you for stopping by & leaving a comment =)