Garlic Lovers Cheese-steak Sub Sandwich

This show-stopping sandwich is a full meal in itself, piled high with a quick sauté of flavourful veggies, melty cheese and tender strips of steak. Ooey, gooey, messy and delicious! Top Sirloin Cap is a perfect steak for this recipe – more affordable than Strip Loin, with big beef flavour and just the right sizing for cutting strips. Learn more about Top Sirloin Cap Steak at the Canadian Beef Information Gateway.
Yield 4 Servings Prep. Time 20 min Cooking Time 15 min Total Time 35 min


Here are the following ingredients:

  • ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • ¾ to 1 lb (375 to 500 g) Canadian Beef Top Sirloin Cap or Strip Loin Grilling Steaks, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil, divided
  • Half medium sweet onion, sliced lengthwise
  • Half EACH sweet red and yellow or orange pepper, sliced
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) roughly chopped baby spinach, kale or parsley (optional)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vinaigrette dressing or sub sauce
  • 2 pkg (EACH 284 g) Furlani® Garlic Bread
  • 6 slices Havarti cheese, cut in half

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Follow these cooking methods/directions:

  1. Combine garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Carve steak across the grain into 2-inch (5 cm) long thin slices (like stir-fry strips) and place in a large bowl; add half of the seasoning mixture and toss to coat. Set aside. Combine onion and sweet peppers with the remaining seasoning mix and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil in another large bowl.

  3. Heat the remaining oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet; add beef strips, in batches, and cook for about 1 minute per side, until browned all over. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.

  4. Add onion mixture to the same skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, for about 3 to 4 minutes, until softened. Remove from heat and return to the bowl. Add spinach (if using) and dressing, tossing to coat; Keep warm.

  5. Meanwhile, bake the Furlani Garlic Bread, with cut sides up, on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet in preheated 425°F oven for 6 minutes. Remove from oven.

  6. Top one side of each loaf with the cooked slices of beef, dividing equally, using tongs and then top with 3 pieces of cheese. Top the other two sides of the loaves with the remaining cheese slices and then the vegetable mixture, dividing equally. Return to the oven just long enough to melt the cheese, about 1 minute.

  7. Remove from oven and use the foil to help lift the loaf halves to put the sandwiches together, gently squeezing to help them hold together. Lift with foil to transfer to a cutting board. Cut each loaf in half crosswise to make 4 equal-sized sandwiches and transfer to plates to serve.