Banh Mi Steak Sandwiches


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Banh Mi Steak Sandwiches

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Everyone loves a banh mi. What makes it even better? Grilled flank steak, bahn mi toppings, and a hamburger bun... just to name a few.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 6
1 lbs.beef flank steak, trimmed
1 c.Hy-Vee apple cider vinegar, divided
3 tbsp.Hy-Vee canola oil
2 tbsp.chili garlic sauce
2 tbsp.Hy-Vee granulated sugar, divided
1 tbsp.Hy-Vee less-sodium soy sauce
4 clove(s)garlic, minced and divided
c.shredded carrots
½ c.cucumber, thinly sliced
¼ onion, thinly sliced
6Hy-Vee Bakery sesame buns, split
¼ c.Hy-Vee mayonnaise
2jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
Fresh cilantro, for serving
Fresh mint leaves, for serving

Things To Grab

  • Paper towels
  • Large resealable plastic bag
  • Small saucepan
  • Small glass bowl
  • Charcoal or gas grill
  • Meat thermometer
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Trim steak, pat dry and place in a large resealable plastic bag. Combine 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, canola oil, chili garlic sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar, soy sauce, and 2 cloves garlic; pour over steak. Seal bag; refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours.

  2. Combine remaining 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 2 cloves garlic, and 1 teaspoon sugar in a small saucepan; stir in water. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly. Combine carrots, cucumber, and red onion in a small glass bowl; add vinegar mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 3 days. 

  3. Preheat charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Grill for 10 to 12 minutes or until medium-rare (130 degrees), turning once halfway through. Loosely cover with foil and let stand for 5 minutes. Place buns, cut sides down, on grill for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted.

  4. Slice steak thinly against the grain. Spread mayonnaise on buns; top with steak, pickled vegetables, jalapeno slices, cilantro, and mint leaves. 

Nutrition facts


400 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 470mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Protein: 21g

Daily Values

Iron 15%
Calcium 4%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 6%

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Seasons May 2019