Chivito (Beef Steak Sandwich)

This loaded Uruguayan sandwich is made with a winning combination of pan-fried steak, bacon, lettuce, tomato, fried egg and melted mozzarella.

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 1⁄2 pounds sirloin tip sandwich steaks
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese or 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 4 large ciabatta or kaiser rolls
  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil mayo
  • 1⁄2 cup ketchup
  • 4 eggs, cooked sunny side up or fried
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce
  • 8 slices beefsteak or vine ripened tomatoes
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and cut in half
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin


  • Place steaks between two sheets of parchment paper and pound to ¼” thickness.
  • In small bowl, combine garlic, salt and pepper. On both sides of each steak fillet, generously sprinkle seasoning; let rest until room temperature.
  • In skillet over medium-high heat, cook each fillet in oil 2 minutes per side, or until medium rare. 3. Remove from heat; top with cheese.
  • In small bowl, combine ketchup and mayo. Spread an even layer on the top and bottom of each kaiser roll.
  • On each roll, layer hot steak with cheese, egg, lettuce, tomato slices, bacon and red onion.