Steak Sandwich with Roasted Tomatoes Recipe | PBS Food

Steak Sandwich with Roasted Tomatoes

For this delicious steak sandwich recipe - add roasted tomatoes and some rustic, country bread for an easy lunch to fill you up from the Fresh Tastes blog.


Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes (or regular tomatoes)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb steak tenderloin
  • 1 loaf rustic, country bread, either from a bakery or homemade, sliced
  • mayonnaise for serving
  • sea salt
  • lettuce


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice tomatoes into thick slices and place on a lined sheet tray. Drizzle tomato slices with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  3. Roast tomato slices for about 25 minutes, flipping carefully halfway through. You want the tomatoes to break down and get almost caramelized in the oven.
  4. When tomatoes are finished roasting, remove from the oven and let cool while you cook the steak.
  5. Heat up a cast iron skillet over high heat. You want the skillet to be really, really hot (practically smoking) before cooking the steak.
  6. When the skillet is really hot, sprinkle a generous pinch of salt on the bottom of the skillet. Add the steak and sear for about five minutes before flipping and searing the other side.
  7. Cook steak on the stove to whatever doneness you prefer --- about ten minutes seems to do it for me. When done, remove steak carefully from the hot pan and let rest on a cutting board for ten minutes.
  8. Slice steak into thick pieces and get ready to assemble the sandwiches. Spread mayonnaise onto half of the bread slices, then carefully place a roasted tomato slice on top. Top with steak, lettuce and another slice of bread. Repeat with remaining slices of bread and enjoy!
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