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Man-Pleasin’ Sandwich


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I saw this recipe for a Man-Pleasin’ Sandwich back in 2008 on Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. That is one of my favorite blogs. Melanie at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe got the recipe originally from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. If you want to see detailed pictures of this recipe you can check it out on the Pioneer Woman’s blog.

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Melanie made a few changes to the original recipe. Her recipe is exactly the way I would have changed it. For one, there is no Tabasco sauce. Then Melanie added mozzarella cheese to the sandwich. This was really yummy.

The meat used in this sandwich is cube steak. My husband, who never likes anything I make with cube steak in it, actually liked the sandwich. I do keep the onions separate when I make this because not everyone loves onions in my family. This is fine for me because that just means even more onions for my sandwich.

I made my homemade bun recipe to put these on the very first time I made this sandwich. It was delicious on the homemade bun. However, a store bought bun make things easier and is still delicious. This Man-Pleasin’ Sandwich was a fairly simple and delicious sandwich recipe. YUM!

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Man-Pleasin’ Sandwich

  • Author: Laura


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  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 6 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 2 to 3 pounds cube steak (I used 1 3/4 pound and it was enough for 6 sandwiches)
  • Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • additional butter to toast the rolls
  • 6 French/deli rolls
  • 6 slices of mozzarella cheese


  1. Add the sliced onions to a skillet and cook in 2 Tbsp of the butter until onions are soft and light brown. Remove and set aside.
  2. Slice cube steak against the grain. Season with Lawry’s season salt. Heat 2 Tbsp butter over high heat (in same skillet) until melted and beginning to brown. Add meat in single layer. Cook one side until brown (don’t stir, just let the heat caramelize the meat and do it’s magic!), then flip and cook until brown, about a minute on both sides.
  3. Add in 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce and remaining 2 Tbsp butter. Add cooked onions. Stir to combine.
  4. Butter halved French rolls and brown on skillet. (I broiled mine, then put the cheese on it and broiled it again until the cheese melted) To assemble, lay bottom half of French roll on plate. Place meat mixture, followed by a spoonful of juice from the pan. Top with cheese and the other half of roll.
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This is the original photo from this post when it was first posted in August 2008.

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Faith November 30, 2010 - 7:47 pm

Well, I tried this recipe this evening and it was a hit. It was absolutely delicious and everyone loved it, including my kids. I made the sandwich and paired it with the potato slabs you have in another recipe. All of it was super yummy!! So thanks for a new recipes we’ll be making often. 🙂

Melanie September 1, 2008 - 8:58 am

Laura – seeing this on your blog makes me realize I have only made it once and I would love to make it again! Your picture looks great, by the way. I’m glad your husband liked it.

Dan ~ Holly August 25, 2008 - 8:58 pm

This is something my husband would love!! And homemade buns!! You are the best! 🙂


Jenny August 24, 2008 - 10:09 pm

This recipe looks so good! I’d be a happy girl with a nice one of these for lunch!