Chimichurri Steak Sandwich

A delicious Chimichurri Steak Sandwich recipe features a hoagie roll with cheese and seasoned steak topped with sautéed onions and fresh, homemade Chimichurri Sauce.

Behold: The Husband Sandwich to end all Husband Sandwiches. It’s got chimichurri. It’s got steak. It’s got sandwich. It’s the Chimichurri Steak Sandwich (and it’s going on our regular meal rotation)!

A delicious Chimichurri Steak Sandwich recipe features a hoagie roll with cheese and seasoned steak topped with sauted onions and fresh, homemade Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce.

One of the most requested dinners in our house is the Espresso Rubbed Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. I do love that recipe, but sometimes I need to shake things up a bit, which is how this sandwich came into being.

A delicious Chimichurri Steak Sandwich recipe features a hoagie roll with cheese and seasoned steak topped with sauted onions and fresh, homemade Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce.

You’ll want to pick up some cube steak for this steak sandwich with chimichurri recipe so you can achieve that melt-in-your-mouth tenderness you’re going for.

Cube steak is just round steak that has been extra-tenderized, so if you can’t find cube steak you can just ask the butcher at the meat counter to tenderize round steak for you.

Chimichurri sauce comes together in a snap in a food processor.

I use a miniature-size food processor that lives on my counter for the sake of convenience. If you don’t have a food processor, you can also use a blender (here’s a link to the one I have and love!).

If you’ve never had chimichurri sauce before, you’re in for a real treat!

Chimichurri sauce is a traditional Latin America condiment made up of a mixture of fresh herbs, spices, and vinegar, which makes a great steak sandwich sauce.

Not all recipes call for cilantro, but you know I couldn’t resist adding some in to my version!

A delicious Steak Sandwich Chimichurri recipe features a hoagie roll with cheese and seasoned steak topped with sauted onions and fresh, homemade Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce.

You’ll want to brown the onions and meat in a very hot skillet to get maximum flavor and deliciousness.

I used my favorite cast-iron skillet, but sometimes I use this non-stick pan if I’m too lazy to lug my cast-iron out of the bottom drawer.

The combined flavors of the savory meat, acidic onions, fresh chimichurri, and melty cheese is just unreal. It’s everything you’d ever want in a hot, delicious chimichurri sandwich.

A delicious Steak Chimichurri Sandwich recipe features a hoagie roll with cheese and seasoned steak topped with sauted onions and fresh, homemade Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce.

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Chimichurri Steak Sandwich Recipe

Bite into the ultimate sandwich experience - our Chimichurri Steak Sandwich! A symphony of seasoned steak, gooey cheese, and vibrant Chimichurri sauce, wrapped in a warm hoagie roll.
4.8 from 6 votes
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Course: Burgers and Sandwiches
Cuisine: Latin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 995kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

For the Sandwich

  • 4 Hoagie Buns
  • 4 Tbsp. butter - plus more for the hoagie buns
  • 1 Large onion - sliced
  • 2 pounds cube steak - sliced against the grain into strips
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce - or more, to taste
  • 4 slices gouda or havarti cheese

For the Chimichurri

  • 1/2 c. fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 c. fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves - peeled
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
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Instructions

  • Spread some butter on the halved French rolls and place them under the broiler on low for a few minutes to toast.
  • Make the chimichurri by combining the parsley, cilantro, garlic cloves, dried oregano, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Measure out the olive oil in a liquid measuring cup. Turn the processor or blender on, then slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the contents reach a sauce-like mixture. Set aside to let the flavors mingle.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and cook until soft and light brown. Remove and set aside.
  • Season the cube steak with salt, pepper, cayenne, and garlic powder.
  • Add another 2 tablespoons of butter to the same skillet, then add the meat in a single layer. Cook for about one minute on each side, until nice and brown.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce and return the cooked onions to the non-stick pan, tossing them together with the steak.
  • To assemble, lay the bottom half of a French roll on a plate. Add a slice of cheese, followed by the meat mixture and chimichurri sauce. Top with the other half of the roll and cut in half.

NOTES

Store the components of the Chimichurri Steak Sandwich separately for best results. You can refrigerate the chimichurri sauce in an airtight container for up to a week. Cooked steak and onions will last 3-4 days in the fridge. It's not recommended to freeze the assembled sandwich, but you can freeze the cooked steak for up to 3 months.
For reheating, gently warm the steak and onions in a skillet or microwave. Assemble the sandwich with fresh bread and sauce for the best taste and texture.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 995kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 1442mg | Potassium: 1238mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4827IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 400mg | Iron: 18mg

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Comments:

  1. I made these sandwiches with the Rustic Thai Beef Soup. And I just have to say, you are SO right! Husband sandwich WIN! He was blown away and I was in heaven!

    The red meats I normally prepare are just ground beef recipes, grilled steak and chuck roast in the slow cooker. I found cube steak and was worried it would be tough or really I had no idea! It was SO tender, nothing tough in the sandwich, it was just PERFECT!

    And the flavors were tons of fun! And finally, this was so simple to make! Highly recommend!

    1. Yay, I’m so glad you and your husband liked it! I was shocked to find out how delicious cube steak was, too – it doesn’t look like it would be so tender, right? Thanks so much for posting this comment, I always love hearing your feedback! 🙂