Pan con bistec | Cuban Steak Sandwich

Simple and savory, this Cuban steak sandwich is the best steak and onion sandwich ever!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: Cubansandwich, steaksandwich
Servings: 5
Author: Neyssa
Cost: 8


  • 2.2 pounds of cube steak
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground oregano
  • 1 packet of Sazon seasoning optional
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1- 1 1/2 cups of naranja agria or mojo marinade
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 loaf of Cuban bread or French bread
  • mayonnaise as desired


  • In a large bowl, season steak with salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, oregano, and Sazon. Massage the steak with the seasonings. Add in onions and naranja agria. Let it marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add in steak and onions. Cook steak for 4-6 minutes per side, or until desired level of done. May be done in batches. Leave the onions until as softened as desired. To assemble the sandwiches, cut steak one steak into 3-4 slices and place it on a cut 4 inch Cuban bread that has been smeared with mayonnaise. Top with onions and close the sandwich. Serve.
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