Rum-Pepper Steak Sandwiches

Rum-Pepper Steak Sandwiches Recipe


8 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 345
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 11 g
Satfat 4.4 g
Monofat 4.6 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 22.6 g
Carbohydrate 39.2 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Iron 3.8 mg
Sodium 640 mg
Calcium 84 mg


1/2 cup dark rum
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 garlic cloves, crushed, or 2 1/2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak
Flavored mayonnaise:
1/2 cup fat-free or light mayonnaise
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
Remaining ingredients:
8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices red onion (about 2 onions)
16 (1-ounce) slices sourdough bread
2 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
16 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato (about 3 tomatoes)


To prepare marinade, combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Trim fat from steak, and add steak to bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning bag occasionally. Remove the steak from bag, reserving marinade. Pour the marinade into a microwave-safe dish. Microwave marinade at HIGH 1 minute or until mixture boils.

To prepare flavored mayonnaise, combine mayonnaise and horseradish, and set aside.

Prepare grill.

Place steak and red onion slices on a grill rack, and grill onions 4 minutes on each side, basting with the reserved marinade. Remove onions from grill. Turn the steak, and grill an additional 8 minutes or until steak is desired degree of doneness. Remove steak from grill. Place bread slices on grill rack, and grill 2 minutes on each side or until toasted.

Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Spread 1 tablespoon flavored mayonnaise on one side of each of 8 toasted bread slices. Divide steak, onion slices, lettuce, and tomato slices evenly among 8 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices.

Note: Substitute pineapple juice for rum, if desired.