Warm Steak and Beetroot Sandwich with Honey and Mustard Dressing

Dish type: Sandwich

Serves: 2
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes    


For the honey mustard dressing:

6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
1 small clove garlic, crushed
salt & freshly ground black pepper  

For the sandwich:

A 2-3cm fat ribeye steak (approx. 225g weight)
1 tbsp olive oil
A little sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
2-4 shallots, finely sliced (for a summer version, replace the shallots with a handful of peppery watercress leaves)
2-3 cooked beetroot, sliced
a ciabatta loaf, cut in half & sliced open      


Firstly, make the dressing by putting everything in a small jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake well until thoroughly mixed and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  

Heat the oil in a heavy based frying pan until smoking hot. Season the steak on both sides with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper. Lay the steak in the pan and fry, undisturbed, on one side for 2-3 minutes. Flip over and fry on the other side for a further 2-3 minutes. For a 2-3cm thick piece of meat these timings should give you a medium steak. Cook a little less for rare, a little more for well done. Remove the steak and allow to rest on a warm plate tightly covered in foil.  

Add the shallots to the frying pan and fry for a few minutes over a medium high heat until softening and beginning to caramelise. Remove to a plate and keep warm.  

Lay the ciabatta, cut side down, in the frying pan and toast lightly for a minute or two. Slice the steak into 1cm wide strips across the grain and divide between 2 pieces of ciabatta. Top with the sliced beetroot and fried onions. Drizzle over a little of the dressing and cover with the top of the ciabatta. Serve immediately.  

Any leftover dressing with keep in the fridge for at least a week.