Chilli, Cheese Steak Sandwiches with Cabbage Salad


 Chilli Cheese Steak Sandwiches




  • 4 sirloin steaks
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 knob ginger, grated
  • 1 tbs. red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup Sriracha* chillisauce
  • 2 tbs. ketchup
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • ½ tsp. sesame oil
  • Aioli
  • 1 eggyolk
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, very finely grated
  • 1 tsp. lemonjuice
  • 160ml grape seed or vegetable oil
  • Cabbage salad
  • ¼ cabbage, finely grated
  • 1/2 bunch mint, picked and finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs. lemonjuice
  • 2 tbs. olive oil


  1. In a blender, process garlic, ginger, vinegar, chilli, salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in oil until well combined. Set aside for the flavours to amalgamate.
  2. For the aioli, place egg yolk, mustard and garlic in a bowl and whisk to combine (alternatively place in a small blender). Continually whisking (or with the blender running), slowing drizzle in the oil until the mixture is thick and creamy. Season the aioli with salt and lemon juice.
  3. For the cabbage salad, toss all the ingredients. Dress with lemon juice and olive oil at the last minute.
  4. Preheat a BBQ or griddle pan. Season the meat with oil, salt and pepper. Grill the steaks for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to the marinade and allow it to infuse for a few minutes. In the same pan, fry the slices of bacon and transfer them to the marinade. Slice the steaks thinly.
  5. To assemble the sandwich, place a dol
  6. Lop of aioli, cabbage salad, crisp onions, bacon, the chilli steak and finally top with some grated cheese.

*Chilli sauce can be found at all good Asian grocers