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Minute Steak Melt

Minute Steak Melt

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Prep Time

35 min



This is the daddy of steak sandwiches: sweet, sticky caramelised red onions, flash fried steak, topped off with melted cheese. You'll make a cheat's aioli (garlic mayonnaise), a dressing for your salad and a dip for your homemade wedges. Hubba!

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 red onion
1 garlic clove
2 mayonnaise sachets (52ml)) †
2 British thick flank steaks
2 ciabatta rolls †
40g Irish mature cheddar †
1 tbsp Henderson's relish
50g corn salad
300g potatoes
2 tbsp red wine vinegar †
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt, sugar

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • free-range mayonnaise<span class="strong">†</span>
  • British thick flank steaks
  • ciabatta rolls<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
  • 50g lamb's lettuce
  • 300g potatoes
  • 1 red wine vinegar sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 787 kJ
184 kcal
3410 kJ
796 kcal
of which saturates
10 g
2.8 g
43.4 g
12.3 g
of which sugars
15.2 g
1.4 g
66 g
6.2 g
Fibre 1.2 g 5.2 g
Protein 9.3 g 40.5 g
Salt 0.37 g 1.61 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red onion
red onion
1 garlic clove
free-range mayonnaise
rapeseed oil 70% ,water, spirit vinegar, free range pasteurised egg yolks 5 %, sugar, salt, stabilisers (xanthan gum & guar gum), mustard seeds, antioxidant: calcium disodium edta, spices
British thick flank steaks
ciabatta rolls
fortified WHEAT flour (WHEAT flour, calcium carbonate, iron, nicotinamide, thiamin), water, yeast, salt, oliver oil, cs5 (WHEAT flour, sunflower oil, enzymes: alpha amylase)
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
water, spirit vinegar, sugar, colour-caramel, syrup, salt, tamarinds, acetic acid, cayenne pepper, cloves, saccharin, galic oil, tragacanth & isopropyl alcohol
50g lamb's lettuce
lamb's lettuce
300g potatoes
1 red wine vinegar sachet (30ml)
red wine vinegar, preservative: sulphur dioxide (sulphites)
  • Allergens highlighted by † (mustard, egg, wheat-gluten, milk, sulphites)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Minute Steak Melt

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Cut the potatoes (skin on) into 2cm wedges and place on a baking tray with 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) vegetable oil and a large pinch of salt

Toss to coat well and place them in the oven for 30 min or until golden brown 

2 Minute Steak Melt

Meanwhile, pat the steaks dry with kitchen towel and coat evenly on both sides with 1 tsp (2 tsp) vegetable oil and plenty of salt

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) over a high heat

Once very hot, add the steaks and cook for 1 min on each side

3 Minute Steak Melt

Transfer the cooked steaks to a chopping board and cover with a tea towel to rest

Peel and finely slice the onion(s)

Return the same pan to a medium heat with 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) vegetable oil

Add the onion with a pinch of salt (to draw out the moisture)

Cook for 5 min or until translucent and softened, stirring occasionally

4 Minute Steak Melt

Meanwhile, peel and grate (or very finely chop) the garlic

Combine 1 tsp (2 tsp) red wine vinegar (save the rest for step 5) with the mayonnaise and garlic in a large mixing bowl

Mix with 3 tbsp (6 tbsp) olive oil and 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) hot water, then season generously with salt and pepper - this is your aioli

5 Minute Steak Melt

Once the onion is soft, add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) sugar, Henderson's relish, 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) water and the remaining red wine vinegar to the pan

Reduce the heat to very low and simmer gently for another 10-15 min or until sticky and sweet

Meanwhile, put the ciabattas in the oven for 5 min or until crusty and hot

6 Minute Steak Melt

Slice the cheese into 2 (4) slices

Slice the steak

Wash half (all) the salad (use any remainder for lunch tomorrow) in cold water and pat dry with tea towel

Once hot, remove the ciabattas from the oven and slice in half 

7 Minute Steak Melt

Remove your cooked wedges from the oven, turn the oven off and switch the grill to high

Layer over the bottom half of the ciabatta some sticky onions, followed by the steak and top with cheese

Place under the grill for 1-2 min or until the cheese has melted


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Set aside half the aioli as a dip for the wedges and toss the salad through the remainder


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