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Thai Basil Steak Sandwich.

Thai Basil Steak Sandwich | #Thai #recipes #easy

Sometimes it’s great to share classic recipes, but what I love most, is sharing a bit more creative recipes. Honestly, I really just like to do a mix. But today’s recipe is a little more on the creative side!

I love Thai flavors, but typically I do things like Thai chicken or Thai veggie curry (my favorite recipe for Thai curry is in the cookbook). I don’t often cook with a lot of beef, but I loved the sound of a Thai Steak Sandwich as a twist on the classic steak sandwich. When I set out to make this I wasn’t really sure how it would turn out, but after putting everything together I realized what a really great recipe this was.

It’s basically a Thai steak salad on toasted bread, and guys, it is so good.

Thai Basil Steak Sandwich | #Thai #recipes #easy

Here are the details.

A key to this recipe is to marinate the steak in a mix of honey, jalapeños, soy sauce, chili paste and lots of ginger. Marinating the steak will give you the most tender and flavorful piece of meat. If you only have thirty minutes that will be great, but if you can plan a bit a ahead of time, marinating overnight will allow for best results.

And since we’re on the topic of the steak, it’s also very important to allow time for the steak to rest after it comes off the grill. This will lock in the juices, along with all the flavor.

OK, so that’s the steak. Now let’s talk about the colorful veggies that go on top. It’s no secret that I am basil and mango obsessed. I love them both so much, and use them in my recipes very often. Which is just what I did with today’s sandwich.

The simple slaw that goes on top is a mix of spring veggies. Veggies like carrots, cucumbers, green onions, thinly sliced mango, plenty of basil, topped with a sesame vinaigrette. It’s very quick and easy to throw together, and the perfect topping for this sandwich.

This would all be good on its own, but you guys know me, no meal is complete without carbs. Enter the bread. Yes, you have to put your thinly sliced grilled Thai steak on toasted bread, top it with a little basil mango slaw and a sprinkle of peanuts.

You have to do this.

I know. It’s different, but just trust me in this. Promise it delicious and the perfect sandwich to make this week and throughout the warmer months of the year.

Thai Basil Steak Sandwich | #Thai #recipes #easy

And just like that it’s Monday, and as always I’m pretty excited for a new week. This weekend was great, full of cooking, lots of family, and a little work too…because I can’t help myself.

Our town hosted a parade for the 2018 Olympic athletes on Saturday, so I spent the afternoon with my family watching the parade. It was really nice of the town to honor the athletes and so fun to see everyone’s excitement.

Saturday night was spent at my parent’s house, helping my mom cook dinner for some friends and just hanging with everyone for a little while.

It was great to have my brothers Creighton and Red in town, even if it was only for point two seconds. It’s not easy to carve out time to spend with everyone, but I was happy I was able to do so this weekend. We are one of those families that genuinely likes hanging out with each other, so I would say it was a Saturday well spent.

Thai Basil Steak Sandwich | #Thai #recipes #easy

Sunday was back to working on some cool projects and new blog content for HBH. I also put up a fun new giveaway on Instagram, so if you have not already done so, go enter now!

Today is going to be lots and lots of cooking as I am preparing for our next video shoot later this week. Are there any recipes you guys are dying to see made into videos? Let me know!

In the meantime, let’s all agree that steak sandwiches should be on the menu sometime this week. K. Cool. Good.

Thai Basil Steak Sandwich | #Thai #recipes #easy

If you make this Thai Basil Salad Sandwich and love it, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love, love, love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you. Oh, and of course, if you do make this Steak Sandwich, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram so I can see! I love looking at the photos of recipes you all have made. So fun!

Thai Basil Steak Salad Sandwich.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 888 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Mango Basil Salad


  • 1. Add the steak to a ziplock bag, then add the olive oil, honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and chili paste. Seal the bag and marinate 30 minutes or in the fridge as long as overnight. 
    2. Meanwhile, in a medium to large bowl, combine the sesame oil, lime juice, fish sauce, green onions, basil, cilantro, mangos, carrots, cucumbers, and jalapeños. Toss to combine. 
    3. Preheat your grill or grill pan to high.
    4. Remove the steak from its marinade and sear the steak for 5-8 minutes, flip and sear another 5 minutes or until your desired doneness is reached. Remove the steak from the grill and allow to rest 10 minutes. Slice steak thinly against the grain.
    5. Spread the toasted baguette with tahini. Top with sliced steak and salad. Sprinkle with peanuts. Enjoy!
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Thai Basil Steak Sandwich | #Thai #recipes #easy

The perfect spring sandwich.

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  1. Hello all,
    I want to make this but skirt steak is so expensive right now. What alternative cut of meat would work? Thank you

  2. 5 stars
    made this with a sirloin steak from the freezer…. it was good, but would definitely get a skirt steak next time. this was so delicious. Such a great balance of flavours! 10/10

    1. Hey Christine,
      Amazing!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so excited it was enjoyed! Hope you’re having a great weekend! xx

  3. 5 stars
    This was so good! I added a squeeze of honey to the slaw and did sriracha mayo instead of tahini and it was delish!

  4. 5 stars
    Made this tonight in honor of National Sandwich Month. Wonderful fun flavors! Definitely going on the rotation for any month. Served it open face to cut a few carbs and I didn’t want to hide that pretty slaw. I cut one corner and used mango pico for the base of the slaw and added cucumbers, carrots, etc that weren’t ingredients included in the pico but I didn’t leave anything out of the recipe. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    These sandwiches were fabulous! Next time would probably use only half the liquid (sesame oil, fish sauce, lime juice) in the salad, but otherwise would change a thing. Looking forward to leftovers tomorrow!

    1. It’s a 1/4 cup olive oil. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Omg! My family loved this one! We love try so many of your recipes! Even my husband who doesn’t cook likes to get involved! This one turned out great! Trying out your strawberry bourbon shortcakes today!