Ribeye Steak Sandwich

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We love this Ribeye Steak Sandwich, which is loaded with juicy ribeye, melty cheese, favorite leafy greens, and a simple mayonnaise sauce to tie it together.

Simple butter or herb butter would work in a pinch if you’re not a mayo fan. My kids love this sandwich, and it makes a great summer lunch or dinner!

Ribeye Steak Sandwich with greens and onions.

You can never go wrong with a good sandwich recipe. And it’s even better when it’s a quick recipe that you can make in less than 20 minutes! This ribeye steak sandwich is precisely that. It’s full of delicious flavor and tastes like something you would purchase from a gourmet sandwich shop! It will surely satisfy your hunger and impress your taste buds.

From the perfectly toasted buns to the tender ribeye steak and provolone cheese, each bite will blow you away with its flavor. The mayo sauce is almost like an aioli sauce. It features a dash of hot sauce and some Dijon mustard with Cajun seasoning, giving a subtle fiery kick that balances the creamy melted cheese, fresh greens, and juicy steak.

If you love beef recipes as much as I do, you can also check out my Steak and Pasta,  Spring Rolls with Beef, or Steak Fried Rice, which each offer unique and delicious flavors. But in the meantime, you need to give this incredible rib eye steak sandwich with ciabatta rolls a try!

Ribeye Steak Sandwich

If you ever feel like you’re running out of ideas for lunches or dinners, you’re not alone. It can be tricky to try and find new recipes to switch it up! Let alone, new recipes that everyone in your family will love. Luckily, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser, even for picky eaters. I can guarantee that everyone will savor these sandwiches and ask you to make them again and again!

And this is good news for you since these sandwiches are so easy to make. If you need proof that making scrumptious food doesn’t need to be difficult, let this recipe be the example. And if you want something to serve these yummy sandwiches with, you can pair them with my Cucumber Tomato and Onion SaladLoaded French Fries, or Lettuce Salad.

Ingredients Needed

Here are the components needed for the sandwiches:

Ingredients needed for steak sandwiches.

And here are the ingredients you need for the homemade mayonnaise sauce:

Measured ingredients for mayonnaise sauce.

When making the sandwiches and the mayo sauce, there are a few crucial ingredients that you can’t go without! Here are some notes about them:

  • Ribeye Steaks: Ribeye steaks have good marbling, which is why they are the best type of steak for a sandwich like this!
  • Seasonings: You’ll need assorted seasonings like garlic powder, kosher salt, black pepper, and onion powder. You’ll also need some cajun seasoning for the mayo sauce.
  • Ciabatta Rolls: If you can, use fresh bread! It makes all the difference. Try to use high-quality bakery bread, too, rather than the pre-packaged bread that sits on the store shelf for a while.
  • Cheese: For this recipe, we’ll use two slices of provolone per sandwich, which taste fantastic with the steak and melt well.
  • Mayonnaise: This ingredient is needed for the base of the sauce. You can use regular mayo or even light mayo if you prefer!

As you can see in the photos, you’ll also need some other ingredients, like olive oil, hot sauce, dried thyme, red onions, and Dijon mustard, so make sure to check out the recipe card below for the full ingredient list.

Recipe Variations 

  • Use Caramelized Onions: Use sweet onions to make caramelized onions, which you can load onto the sandwich instead of the red onions.
  • Add Mushrooms and Peppers: Go the extra mile and add some sauteed mushrooms and peppers on top of the onions to make your sandwiches more like Philly cheesesteak sandwiches!
  • Drizzle on Extra Sauce: If you want something a little extra to drizzle on your meat, you can use steak sauce, balsamic vinegar, or Worcestershire sauce. These ingredients can balance the creamy mayo.
  • Add Horseradish: Skip the hot sauce and add some horseradish to the mayo for a spicy and yummy kick that will pair with the meat in the ribeye steak sandwich.


  • Cheese Type: Some people prefer blue cheese with their steak sandwiches! You can substitute the provolone with blue cheese or use both. Another good replacement for the provolone is smoked gouda or Swiss cheese.
  • Bread Type: You don’t have to use ciabatta! You can use whichever bread you prefer, such as hoagie rolls. Hoagie buns are nice and thick and will hold the weight of the steak. However, you can also use hamburger buns, dinner rolls, or Italian bread.
  • Steak Cut: Flank steak or skirt steak can work if sliced very thinly against the grain. NY strip can also work. Even though it doesn’t have quite as much marbling, the New York strip is still tender when cooked right. Another option is to turn the sandwich into a pot roast sandwich by using leftover chuck roast you may have! Although slightly different, it will still taste delicious.
  • Mayo: In a pinch, you can use sour cream or Greek yogurt as a substitute for the mayonnaise. Keep in mind that it will be much more tangy in terms of flavor. Nevertheless, these ingredients will still provide a creamy texture!

How To Make Ribeye Steak Sandwiches

Ribeye Steak

  1. Set steaks at room temperature for 30 min- 1 hour before cooking. Pat both sides of the steaks dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the necessary seasonings and distribute them on both sides of each steak.
Seasoned raw ribeye steaks.

3. Place a large skillet, such as a cast iron skillet, on medium-high heat. Add the oil and let it heat until smoking hot. Place steaks into the pan, gently pressing them. Cook them on each side until desired doneness.

Cooking ribeye steaks in a skillet.

4. Cover steaks with foil to keep them warm and let the juices redistribute.

Toast Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃). Cut each ciabatta roll in half.
  2. Place the bread on a baking sheet, then top the bottom half of each roll with two slices of cheese.
Ciabatta sandwich bread and cheese slices.

3. Bake the bread until toasted and the cheese is melted.

Toasted bread with melted cheese slices.

Make the Mayonnaise Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the sauce ingredients.
Mixed mayonnaise sauce for sandwiches.

Build the Sandwiches

  1. On a cutting board, slice the rested ribeye steaks thinly against the grain.
Cooked and sliced ribeye steak.
  1. To build a sandwich, add sliced ribeye to the bread half with cheese and a handful of greens and sliced red onions. Smear the mayo sauce on the top half bread. Place the top half over the loaded bottom half, and enjoy!
Assembled sandwich with ribeye steak, greens, onions, and cheese.

Don’t assemble the sandwiches until you serve them. This isn’t the best recipe to build ahead of time. If assembled too early, the greens will become wilted, and the bread might become soggy from the mayo over time!

Tips for Perfect Ribeye Steak Sandwiches

  • If you wish, you can also use a charcoal grill or another grill to cook the steak. When you grill steak, use medium heat to high heat and a griddle spatula for easier handling of the meat. Make sure to brush the grill grates with a little bit of olive oil, and keep in mind that the steaks will cook quickly on the grill, especially if they are already thin-cut.
  • Although I usually use a mix of baby spinach, chard, and kale, you can use whichever greens you like. For instance, peppery arugula is a fantastic choice for steak sandwiches!
  • If you want tender steak, it is crucial that you don’t overcook the meat! No matter if you cook it on the stovetop or grill it, it cooks quite quickly, so keep an eye on it and don’t leave it unattended well making it.
  • Any leftover components can be kept in an airtight container. I suggest storing all of the components separately. Everything needs to be refrigerated except for any extra bread you may have.


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Ribeye Steak Sandwich with ciabatta bread.

Ribeye Steak Sandwich

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We love this Ribeye Steak Sandwich which is loaded with juicy ribeye, melty cheese, favorite leafy greens, and a simple mayonnaise sauce to tie it together. Simple butter or herb butter would work in a pinch if you're not a mayo fan. My kids love this sandwich, and it makes a great summer lunch or dinner!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


Ribeye Steak

  • 2 ribeye steaks about 8 ounces each*
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Bread, Cheese and Greens

  • 4 ciabatta rolls***
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 cup green salad mix I used mixed greens with baby spinach, chard, and kale**
  • ¼ cup red onions thinly sliced

Mayonnaise Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce use your favorite hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning


Ribeye Steak

  • Bring the ribeye steaks to room temperature 30 minutes to an hour before cooking. Pat both sides of the steaks dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • In a small bowl combine the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and dried thyme. Season both sides of each steak evenly with the seasoning mix.
  • Place a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and let it heat up until smoking hot. Add the steaks, pressing each steak into the pan once it touches it. Let them cook on each side for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until desired doneness.
  • Transfer the steaks to a plate and cover them with aluminum foil to keep them warm and to let the juices redistribute.

Toast Bread

  • Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃).
  • Cut each ciabatta roll in half. Place the bread on a baking sheet. Top the bottom half of each roll with two overlapping slices of provolone cheese.
  • Place the bread in the oven and let it bake until it is toasted and the cheese is melted. It takes about 5 minutes.

Mayonnaise Sauce

  • In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients of the mayonnaise sauce.

Build Sandwiches

  • Slice the rested ribeye steaks thinly against the grain.
  • To build a sandwich, add sliced ribeye to the half of the bread with melty cheese. Add a handful of greens and some thinly sliced red onions. Smear about a tablespoon of mayonnaise sauce on the top half of the bread. Place the top half over the loaded bottom half, and enjoy!


*I love getting grass-fed ribeye steak from Aldi’s. It’s the most affordable grass-fed ribeye I have found in a grocery store, and it yields the perfect juicy steak every time! I highly recommend it if you have an Aldi’s nearby. 
** You can use any mixed greens pack you like, or just one kind of green, like arugula, lettuce, or spinach. A spring mix would work well in this sandwich, too!
***Ciabatta is a nice sturdy bread to hold the sandwich. But if you can’t find the rolls, get a loaf of ciabatta or Italian bread and slice to use. You could also use other kinds of bread like hoagie rolls or even dinner rolls.


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 728IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 3mg

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Western
Calories: 536
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