In honor of the new Peter Luger Steak Sandwich, I am making my own interpretation of this sliced steak sandwich it at home. I started by caramelizing red onions until they were a deep red color. Next, mix up a horseradish spread and thinly slice the steaks because it’s time to start building the Peter Luger Steak Sandwich.
With only 1 hour of prep time and 1.5 hours of cooking time, you’ll be ready to serve up to four people!
Table of Contents
- Why You’ll Love This Steak Sandwich Recipe
- Peter Luger Steak Sandwich Ingredients
- How to Make the Best Steak Sandwich
- Pro Tip
- Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Steak Sandwich
- More on Sandwiches
- How to Store Leftovers & Reheat
- What to Serve with a Peter Luger Steak Sandwich
- sliced Steak Sandwich Recipe FAQ’s
- Flavor X Fire & FOOD X Fire
- Peter Luger Steak Sandwich Recipe
Why You’ll Love This Steak Sandwich Recipe
Peter Luger’s Steakhouse just released their brand-new rendition of a sliced Steak Sandwich, and it is not your average Philly cheese steak. I am making my own take on this, but keeping a lot of the similar ingredients. We will do the classic Peter Luger broiled steak as the centerpiece, but add some pizzazz.
Their sandwich includes a horseradish sauce and caramelized onions, but I am doing red onions caramelized in red wine for a slight twist. And of course I had to add some cheese to up the ante. So, if you love a good steak sandwich, buckle in!
Looking for another Peter Luger recipe? Try our Peter Luger-Style Steak.
Peter Luger Steak Sandwich Ingredients
This sliced steak sandwich recipe starts out with 3 dry-aged NY strip steaks, seasoned with some kosher salt and clarified butter.
For your tangy and sweet caramelized onions, you’ll need a bunch of thinly-sliced red onion, red wine, and butter.
Next, you’ll make a horseradish spread out of sour cream, mayonnaise, prepared horseradish, dijon mustard, champagne vinegar, and chopped chives.
Finally, you’ll finish up the sandwich with some toasted crusty bread and some slices of provolone cheese, American cheese, or cheddar cheese.
How to Make the Best Steak Sandwich
Prep the Ingredients
Begin preparing for this tasty sandwich by generously seasoning your steak with coarse sea salt and placing them in the fridge to dry brine overnight. If you do not have that much time, season and place in the fridge for up to 40 minutes.
Next, add all the ingredients for the horseradish spread to a small bowl, mix and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
Then, thinly slice your red onions with a sharp knife, and heat up a cast iron skillet to medium-low heat. Melt your butter in the large skillet, then add the onions and slowly caramelize until thickened, dark red, and sticking together (about 40-60 minutes).
About 10 minutes before ready, add your red wine and let simmer into the onions. Pull off once done and keep warm until ready to serve.
Cook the Steak
Now let’s get cooking! Preheat your fire oven to 850F for indirect cooking (you can easily do this in your broiler or salamander grill as well!).
Pull your steaks out and add them to a high-temperature baking sheet. Place them in the oven to cook for 2 minutes, making sure to rotate the steaks halfway through. Then, flip the steaks over and cook for another 2 minutes until they are sizzling and have developed a nice crust. When they are 120F internal, pull off and let cool at room temperature for 8 minutes.
Rotate and flip your steaks often. This will allow them to cook evenly while also ensuring the outside crust doesn’t burn.
Build Your Sandwich
Finally, thinly slice your steak and start building your sliced steak sandwich.
Add some horseradish spread to your toasted bread and then top it with sliced steak. Next add the, caramelized onion and a slice of cheese. I used a torch to melt the cheese slices before garnishing with chopped chives and more sauce if you wish.
Serve and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Steak Sandwich
If this is your first time caramelizing onions in red wine, you might be wondering what type of red wine works best. My top picks would be a nice Cabernet Sauvignon or red cooking wine. You can also try using Zinfandel or Shiraz for the sweetest taste. Merlot or Pinot Noir are also great for a drier finish.
How to Store Leftovers & Reheat
Store any sliced steak sandwich leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. It’s best if you can store the deconstructed ingredients separately, so you don’t end up with soggy bread. Then reheat the steak in the oven or in a cast iron pan for maximum flavor before assembling a new sandwich.
What to Serve with a Peter Luger Steak Sandwich
The best way to serve this is with some dinner rolls, the rest of the Cabernet Sauvignon you used for the onions, and a bright and refreshing side salad with a raspberry vinaigrette.
If you’re going for a more casual vibe, some potato chips and your choice of soda will make you feel like you’re at a backyard BBQ!
sliced Steak Sandwich Recipe FAQ’s
We used a NY Strip Steak for this recipe, but you can use any steak you like. A ribeye steak, flank steak, skirt steak, round steak, or even sirloin steak sandwich will be delicious. This is your kitchen– it’s all up to you!
You can absolutely use a different kind of bread for this juicy steak sandwich. Ciabatta rolls or a hoagie bun would be delicious as well!
This sandwich goes great with veggies! Throw in some peppery arugula, toasted green bell peppers, or even some roasted tomatoes, and you’ll have a more nutrient-dense meal.
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Peter Luger Steak Sandwich
- 3 Dry Aged NY Strip Steak
- Kosher Salt
- Clarified Butter
- 2 medium Red Onions thinly sliced
- ½ cup Red Wine
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 2.5 tbsp Sour Cream
- 2.5 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1.5 tbsp Prepared Horseradish
- 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 tsp Champagne Vinegar
- 2 tsp Chopped Chives
- Toasted Bread
- Sliced Cheese
- Begin by generously seasoning your steak with coarse sea salt and placing in the fridge to dry brine overnight. If you do not have that much time, season and place in the fridge for up to 40 minutes.
- Add all the ingredients for the horseradish spread to a bowl, mix and place in the fridge until ready to serve
- Thinly slice your red onions.
- Then heat up a cast iron skillet to low heat.
- Melt your butter, then add the onions and slowly caramelize until thickened, dark red and sticking together (about 40-60 minutes).
- About 10 minutes before ready, add your red wine and let simmer into the onions.
- Pull off once done and keep warm until ready to serve.
- Preheat your oven to 850F for indirect cooking (you can easily do this in your broiler or salamander grill as well!).
- Pull your steaks out and add them to a high temperature baking sheet and place in the oven to cook for 2 minutes making sure to rotate the steaks halfway through.
- Then, flip the steaks over and cook for another 2 minutes until they are sizzling and have developed a nice crust.
- When they are 120F internal, pull off and let cool for 8 minutes.
- Finally, thinly slice your steak and start building your sandwich.
- Add some horseradish spread to your toasted bread topped with sliced steak, onions, cheese (make sure to melt), more chopped chives and more sauce if you wish. Serve and enjoy!