Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
21 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Principle 17: Herbs, garlic, and lemon juice combine with mayo for a sauce that makes the sandwich. Some other favorite secret-sauce ideas to mix with 1/4 cup canola mayo: 1 tablespoon pesto; 1 tablespoon Sriracha; 1 tablespoon grated onion and 1 teaspoon chopped capers; or 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon lime juice, and 1 minced garlic clove.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until boiling. Stir in onion. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Combine mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients (through garlic).

Step 4

Rub steak evenly with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place steak on grill rack; grill 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices.

Step 5

Cut baguette in half lengthwise. Hollow out top and bottom halves of bread, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell; reserve torn bread for another use. Place bread, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted.

Step 6

Drain onion mixture; discard liquid. Arrange steak evenly over bottom half of baguette; top evenly with onion and arugula. Spread mayonnaise mixture over cut side of top baguette half; place on sandwich. Cut into 4 pieces.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

MyTastyRecipes's Review

January 11, 2014
This was DELICIOUS! I loved the aioli and the pickled onion! They really added flavor to the sandwich. I will definitely make this again.

KathrynNC's Review

October 19, 2013
These were even tastier than I had thought they would be! Had to use ciabatta bread (the grocery store here doesn't carry a decent french baguette) but it worked out fine. We will definitely make this again!! Served as a weekend lunch, so didn't do a side but if serving as a dinner would probably want one (just not sure what health side would go well with it).

sirrah231's Review

July 02, 2013
These were SO GOOD. Every bit is easy to make, just takes a bit of chopping and prep. Our onions ended up soaking for about an hour, so they were quite tasty. We were able to pack all the ingredients for lunch the next day, and the sandwiches were just as good.

johnsok5's Review

March 02, 2013
Very tasty sandwich. Pickled onion relish was excellent and really differentiated the sandwich!

crclk14's Review

February 05, 2013

srivera's Review

October 14, 2012

lizardstew's Review

August 30, 2012
This was PHEnomenal. The bread was soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside, the onions were fresh and crisp tasty and the beef was perfect in this dish. I added some smoked paprika to the aioli and it was sooooo tasty! Served it with some fresh sliced pineapple.

cjbuddy's Review

August 13, 2012

dask109's Review

August 06, 2012
This was a fast and delicious weeknight meal.

Loreleinsc's Review

August 05, 2012