Spicy Bistro Steak Subs

Spicy Bistro Steak Subs

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “Mmmm good! Beef dip from Cooking Light.”


  • 1tablespoonbutter
  • 2garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1lbthinly sliced deli roast beef
  • 2tablespoons ketchup or 2tablespoonschili sauce
  • 4teaspoonsWorcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoondried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoondried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspooncayenne pepper
  • 1 (12ounce) cans dark beer
  • 6 (2 1/2 ounce)hoagie rolls, cut in half, lengthwise( with sesame seeds)
  • Directions

  • Melt butter in a large nonstick frypan over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic, sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add roast beef and next 6 ingredients (roast beef through beer).
  • Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Drain the roast beef in a colander over a bowl, reserving the sauce.
  • Divide the roast beef evenly among roll bottoms, top with roll tops.
  • Serve sandwiches with reserved sauce for dunking.
  • Reviews

  • “Good fast meal.It’s major value is in the short time it takes to prepare it.flavorful too.Serve with fat free potato chips and a veggie relish plate.”

  • “Wow! This was so quick to make that I couldn’t believe how delicious it turned out to be.My hubby said he had a couple guys in mind he wanted to invite next time to enjoy this.I sauteed some onion, mushrooms, and jalapenos in butter and put those on top along with some provolone cheese.”

  • “Hubby really liked the slightly spicy sauce on this French Dip type sandwich. I think that this might replace my usual quick and easy “French Dip” that I have always prepared with deli meats.I used roasted garlic ciabatta rolls and loved the added flavor.”

  • “Love this recipe!Got it off a Cooking Light calendar YEARS ago, and couldn’t remember where I’d put the recipe.Thank you for posting it here!”

  • “I had some thin eye of round steaks and wanted to use this sauce recipe to flavor them for sandwiches. Wow! I simmered the steaks in a large uncovered skillet for 30 minutes til all that was left was a thick glaze over my steaks. I then layered the steaks into sour dough bread and cheese and made panini sandwiches. I also used Miller Lite beer rather than a dark beer. :)Absolutely delish! Thanks Derf!”

  • “Yum yum! Like a quick and dirty version of Chicago Italian Beef. Super fast and a great weeknight meal. Served with roasted green beans. Thanks for posting Derf!”

  • “I made a half-recipe of this that made 2 large sandwiches.Good dunking sauce ala French dip.”

  • “Made these a couple weeks ago & just realized I never submitted a review (my bad!)DH LOVED these.Quick, easy & spicy.Next time (and there will be a next time) we will add some sauted onions.”

  • “I was really pleased with how quick this meal was to make and yet it was so full of flavor. I used Killian’s Irish Red for the beer which is why the dip is reddish in the photos. The kids found it to be a bit too spicy so I’m going to cut the cayenne down to 1/8 tsp. next time but the adults liked it ‘as is’. The flavors blended beautifully…garlic, beer, spices, beef…what’s not to love?!?!?! A few of us put some sour cream on ours and we liked that a lot too. Thanks for sharing this tasty 15-minute meal, Derf! It’s a keeper!”