Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Angharad Bailey
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich piece)

Piled high with steak and veggies, the real treat on this sandwich is the sauce, a pesto mayonnaise. Use sirloin for a more tender bite than you get with cuts like flank steak.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Add steak to pan, and cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove the steak from pan, and let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak across grain into thin slices.

Step 2

Combine mayonnaise and pesto, stirring until well blended. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over cut sides of bread. Layer bottom half of bread with arugula, red onion, steak, and tomato; top with top half of bread. Cut sandwich diagonally into 4 equal pieces.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

mrmultimedia123's Review

September 23, 2013

EllenDeller's Review

February 17, 2013
How could something so simple be so delicious? Maybe a good crusty baguette fresh from the oven, the pesto mayo, the bite of the arugula and red onion? Whatever it is, this is a real winner. I was happy with about a 3 oz. slice of baguette, but my husband happily used the rest of the 8 oz baguette I bought. We also split the cup of arugula between us. Otherwise, the proportions were just fine. Served with roasted potatoes & turnips with steamed green beans on the side.

azacapa's Review

April 13, 2012
This is delicious. I would encourage you to buy the best cut of meat you can afford and play around with different pestos. If made my own parsley or cilantro pesto and that was delicious too. Some stores have other varieties of pesto that you can choose from. Super yummy and easy to make.

BrendaLRGale's Review

December 20, 2011
This was really delicious! I sub'd ground turkey breast for the steak, and I had to leave the arugula off of my sandwich (digestive issues), but hubby and I both loved it! A bit difficult to eat, but I just took it apart and had at it. :D Only 9 pts, too!

GaGa4Food's Review

September 02, 2011
Whoa! Anything I make that my boyfriend wants me to make again is a keeper. The pesto mayo idea was a perfect touch. I had amazing tomatoes from my garden so I know that is always a secret to a great sammy too. Going to make for Labor Day cook out. Mmmmmm.

Jajooo's Review

August 25, 2011
Delicious! Made as written. This would also be great for parties.

SaraYaeger's Review

August 16, 2011

spounds's Review

July 29, 2011
This recipe was FAST and very tasty. Husband is still raving about it hours later. Will definitely make again.

pkbarn68's Review

July 28, 2011
This was very good. I subbed roasted red pepper mayo for the pesto (too expensive) and grilled the onions.

leighanneak's Review

July 25, 2011
This was nothing special.