See more

Rum-Pepper Steak Sandwiches

Cooking Light MAY 1999

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)


  • Marinade:
  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 345
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 4.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 22.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 39.2g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Iron: 3.8mg
  • Sodium: 640mg
  • Calcium: 84mg

Go to Full Version of

Rum-Pepper Steak Sandwiches Recipe