I have wanted to try one of the variations of the Pioneer Woman’s Marlboro Man Sandwiches, so for Friday’s dinner, I decided on this one. It was quite delicious, and the perfect base for what we suspected might be a long night!
Cube Steak Sandwich
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
3/4 lb of cube steak (tenderized steak)
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into rings
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 lb crimini mushrooms, in thick slices
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 T worcestershire sauce
1/3 c sherry
cheese (I used mozzarella)
Slice the cube steak into strips against the grain. Season with seasoned salt and pepper.
Heat a skillet over high heat, melting a tablespoon of butter in the pan. When the pan is hot, add the steak and allow to brown on one side. Flip after a minute or two, and allow to finish cooking. Remove from the pan.
Reduce the heat to medium high. Add a little bit more butter or oil to the pan if necessary, then add the onions, garlic, and bell pepper to the skillet. Cook for a few minutes, until soft but with a little bite left. Remove from the pan.
Add the mushrooms to the pan, then add the sherry, worcestershire, and a bit of Tabasco. Allow to simmer for a few minutes, stirring, until the liquid has reduced by a third. Add the meat and vegetables back to the skillet and combine. Allow the meat to heat through.
Halve and toast the buns (with butter if desired). Spoon some of the sauce over both sides of the bun. Add the meat and vegetables to the bottom bun, then sprinkle with cheese. If desired, melt the cheese in the broiler (I didn’t bother since my cheese was already shredded). Then add more meat and vegetables, and cover with the top of the bun.