Steak Sandwich with Tea Onions

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Chef Alain Bosse


4     tablespoons (60 mL) butter
2    medium yellow onions, sliced
2    fast fry (flank) steaks
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4     cup (50 mL) boiling water        
1/2     cup (125 mL) strong steeped tea    
multigrain rolls
Tomato and lettuce (optional)
Grainy mustard


Melt butter in frying pan; add onion and cook until soft. Move onions to side and add flank steaks; fry on each side 1-2 minutes for medium rare, longer if desired. Remove steak and set aside.

To onions add salt and pepper, water and tea. Bring to a boil, and heat until juices have disappeared, stirring constantly, scraping up all browned bits from the bottom. Onions should be a rich caramel-brown colour. (The tea contributes to this colour as well as adding flavour.)

Slice steak thinly at an angle. Split multigrain rolls, creating a hinge. Place steak on roll; add a generous portion of onions, and tomato and lettuce (if desired), and top with grainy mustard. Makes 4 servings.

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