This is a recipe that the Pioneer Woman featured on her new Food Network show this past weekend. I know, you guys have never heard me go on and on (and on) about the Pioneer Woman. I have not tried all of her recipes and I do not recommend them constantly. I was not the most excited person in America to find out she had a Food Network show. I have not set my DVR to record the entire season, but still get up every Saturday to watch it live. I do not feel that we are somehow related (we both have red hair, we’re both from Oklahoma, I mean… come on!) or at the very least should be best friends (see previous reasoning).
- 1 whole Large (or 2 Small) Onion(s)
- 2 sticks Butter (the key to any great recipe)
- 2-3 pounds Cube Steak
- Seasoned salt (she uses Lawry’s)
- ½ cups (approximately) Worcestershire Sauce
- onion powder (I must’ve thrown this in on my own)
- Tabasco Sauce, To Taste
- 4 whole French/deli Rolls
Start by slicing your onion(s).
Now take about 1/4 of a stick of butter and melt it in a cast iron skillet (if you have one – if you don’t, go buy one, it’s worth it).
Add your onions, cook until golden brown, remove and set aside.
While your onions are cooking, slice cube steak (against the grain) and season with your seasoning salt and onion powder. Heat more butter (2 Tbsp) over high heat in the same skillet until it’s melted and slightly brown-ish in color.
Now this part is important, add your slices of meat in a single layer. Important so that each slice of meat gets nice and crispy. Cook without touching for a minute or two until nice and brown, then flip and cook the for another minute on the other side. Remove and set aside. Repeat with the rest of the meat until it is all cooked (add butter as needed as you go).
When all the meat is cooked (look at this glorious bowl o’ meat), add it all back into the skillet.
Throw in the Worcestershire sauce, 5 to 6 shakes Tabasco, 2 tablespoons butter, and the cooked onions. Stir to combine all the goodness.
Once everything has heated thru again, remove to a separate bowl. Butter your rolls and brown them in the same skillet you cooked the meat and onions in.
And this is where I got crazy and made my own sauce for the sandwich. Pioneer Woman and her husband, Marlboro Man, seem to think all the butter is enough of a sauce for the sandwiches and you probably will too. I just felt like it needed a little extra something. Oh and I added cheese, which I think can only enhance this delicious sandwich.
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1 tsp (+ more if you can handle it) horseradish
Stir together in a bowl to combine.
Assembly time. Start with the bottom half of your roll. Smear it with a spoonful of the horseradish mayo.
Top with the meat mixture and a spoonful of the pan juice. Then, and this is totally optional, top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Place the sandwich under your broiler for a minute or so until the cheese is nice and melted.
Add more mayo if you’d like (I did) and combine your top and bottom buns. This really is my new favorite sandwich and I hope it will be yours too!
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