Southwestern Recipes

"Little Joe" Steak Sandwich

From Guadalajara comes this version of the steak sandwich known as "El Pepito" or "Little Joe." Hot cooked steak, thinly sliced, is served on a crisp roll and spread with avocado sauce (guacamole) and refried beans. Chile or taco sauce takes the place of steak sauce.


  • 1 pound lean tender steak (sirloin New York cut about 1/4 inch thick, broiled or barbecued)
  • 4 crusty round or rectangular rolls
  • Refried beans with cheese
  • 1/4 cup guacamole
  • 4 thin slices mild sweet onion
  • Taco sauce


  1. Trim fat from steak if desired and barbecue or pan fry.
  2. Split rolls and spread one side with 1 tablespoon of refried beans and the other side of the split roll with about 1 tablespoon of guacamole. Pile equal portions of steak on the bean side of each roll. Put onion slice on the guacamole side.
  3. Serve the sandwiches open so that sauce can be added according to taste before they are closed.
  4. Sandwiches can be eaten out of hand or with knife and fork.

Yield: 4 servings

Posted by Olga at Recipe Goldmine 8/17/02 8:13:47 am.

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