Vietnamese Steak Sandwich

With all of the work on the house and now packing for the move, we've developed quite an appetite! Because we don't really have a lot of time to devote to home-cooked meals these days, we've been choosing recipes that can pull double duty.

These Vietnamese Steak Sandwiches are one of our favorites to make with leftovers. The recipe is from, you guessed it, Everyday Food: Great Food Fast and can be made from the Flank Steak with Lime Marinade. Since the steak recipe serves four, and we're only cooking for two... we get two different meals out of it. Not bad!

Here's the recipe, courtesy of the fine folks at Martha Stewart:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4 hero rolls (We used Chicago rolls from Publix)
  • 1 pound sliced Flank Steak with Lime Marinade
  1. In a small bowl, stir together garlic, sugar, red-pepper flakes, vinegar, and water.
  2. In another bowl, toss together carrots, scallions, and cilantro leaves. Toss with half of the vinegar mixture.
  3. Split and lightly toast hero rolls; dividing evenly, layer with carrot mixture and sliced flank steak. Drizzle with remaining vinegar mixture, if desired.
  4. Enjoy!
(Serves 4)

What are some of your favorite double-duty pulling dishes?



  1. i have to ask :-) "thinkly" could go either way--what did you mean?
    It's only one letter off either way :-)
    I may have look into that lime marinade--happy moving!

  2. Ha, ha! I guess I was "thinkling" about how hungry I has writing the post! Thanks for catching that, Katie! :o)


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