Last updated December 8, 2017

Disclosure: True Aussie Beef & Lamb sponsored this recipe.

Flavor has no boundaries when you combine Asian marinated tender Aussie grassfed beef with pickled carrots and sriracha mayo to create this grilled beef banh mi sandwich.

hand holding banh mi sandwich with steak in background

Unlike flank and skirt steaks, the flat iron cut comes from the shoulder of the cow, instead of the belly. You’re probably familiar with chuck beef. It’s most popularly used in burgers. The flat iron comes from this same area.

The Aussie grassfed beef flat iron that I used for this recipe is a leaner cut with gentle marbling. When combined with my banh mi marinade, it’s super tender, making it perfect for sandwiches or tacos.

hand holding banh mi sandwich with steak in background

Grilled Aussie Grassfed Beef Banh Mi Sandwich

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: banh mi, beef
Prep Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 6 sandwiches
Calories: 615 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover
Flavor has no boundaries when you combine Asian marinated tender Aussie grassfed beef with pickled carrots and sriracha mayo to create this grilled beef banh mi sandwich.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Aussie grassfed beef flat iron steak

Marinade + Sauce

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tsps sesame oil
  • 2 tsps vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Sandwich Fixings

  • 6 baguette rolls
  • Sriracha mayo
  • Pickled carrots
  • Cucumber slices
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Jalapeno or Fresno pepper slices

Pickled Carrots

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 carrot julienned

Sriracha Mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the water, sugar, ketchup, hoisin, vinegar, soy sauce, chili sauce, sesame oil, vegetable oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Pour half of it in a zip-top bag. Save the other half for later.
  2. Place the beef in the bag. Massage, seal and refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Make the pickled carrots and sriracha mayo (below).
  3. Just before grilling the meat, place the reserved marinade in a saucepot. Heat over medium heat until it thickens.
  4. Heat the grill to medium-high. Grill steak for 5 minutes.
    Grilled Aussie Grassfed Beef Banh Mi
  5. Flip. Brush with the thickened sauce. Grill 3 more minutes. Flip and coat with more sauce. Grill 2 more minutes.
    Grilled Aussie Grassfed Beef Banh Mi
  6. Remove from grill. Let rest 5-10 minutes. Slice against the grain.
    Grilled Aussie Grassfed Beef Banh Mi

Pickled Carrots

  1. Heat the water, vinegar, sugar and salt in small saucepot. Remove from heat. Add the carrots and let steep 30 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Sriracha Mayo

  1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Assembly

  1. Spread sriracha mayo on the baguettes. Top with sliced beef, pickled carrots, cucumber slices, cilantro leaves and pepper slices.
    Grilled Aussie Grassfed Beef Banh Mi
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Aussie Grassfed Beef Banh Mi Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 615 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 999mg43%
Potassium 446mg13%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1860IU37%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 13.7mg76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.