Grilled Lean Steak Cheese on Whole Wheat Raisin Loaf


People really seem to enjoy the sandwich posts quite a bit. This makes me happy because for a long time I always wondered why locally a sandwich isn’t considered a meal. I mean if you look at the proportion of the ingredients in any given healthy sandwich, it’s a great complete meal, and what’s even better about it, is that you can’t overeat or overfill because most square sandwiches have what I like to call a load limit. This Load Limit is simple, the final objective being that when you bite into it, nothing slips out sloppily, or that when wrapped in a paper towel it doesn’t spill over or drench the towel.

One of my favourite breads to use is the Gardenia High Fibre Wheat Raisin Loaf, because not only is it really rich in fibre, is made of whole wheat, it has little bits of raisins that are an awesome compliment to any salty or natural fillings you can come up with. As I’ve stressed before high fibre may promote good digestive health and may help in proper weight management.

One slice of Gardenia High Fibre Wheat Raisin can provide 29% of your daily dietary fibre needs.
Sandwiches are so variable and there are way too many options to choose from, you could literally think of any dish and transform it into a sandwich, just draw inspiration from every day or your fat kid confessions.

If you are like me, always on the go, between cars, meetings and scheduled appointments, then this to go meal between fluffy buns is the way to go for you too.

Since last time I did a Fresh Sandwich, this time I’m going with a grilled one, just to give you a little variety.

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 Grilled Lean Steak Cheese on Whole Wheat Raisin Loaf

The night before take a minute steak and beat the hell out of it to get it nice and almost paper-thin, you want to be able to bite through the steak easily when it’s cooked. Marinate with a little olive oil, a crushed garlic, salt, pepper, dried herbs and cayenne pepper. Wrap in foil and keep overnight.

Thinly slice one small white onion and one small red pepper, fry off with a little olive oil, seasoning, 1/2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, a drop of sesame oil. When a little soft remove from heat.

Fry off your steak at high heat until a nice caramel colour appears. Let rest 2 mins.


Take two sliced of  Gardenia High Fibre Wheat Raisin Loaf, spread 1/2 tbsp of raspberry jam on the base bread and spoon out the meat of one small avocado and spread it on the bread too. Top with the steak, a slice of swiss cheese, the onion+pepper mix and cover. Press down on a medium high pan with a little butter, making sure to keep the sandwich together, when golden brow on one side, flip and press on the other.

When its done, open up and stuff with fresh arugula (or whatever herb you like). Serve with calamansi or some tomato sauce.


Every October, the world celebrates World Bread Day as a way of showing its appreciation for bread, its nutritional benefits and its role as a staple food that brings people together and enriches everyone’s life. Join Gardenia in celebrating the goodness of breads on October 20, 2012 at Eastwood Mall Open Park, Libis!





    1. Ellen16 October 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Simple and easy. Difinitly trying this. Thanks for another healthy and yummy recipe again Chef.;)

      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 4:25 am

        awesome! not a chef but thanks haha

    1. losteey October 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Drools love a good sandwich. Never thought of putting mixing sultana bread w/ steak. Btw The XX r crazy! Thanks goodness ur taste in music is equally as good. Gonna say at least it taste in music is as good as your taste … Then thought ahhh sounds wrong.

      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 4:47 am

        droooooling. it does sound a little off

    1. ryan October 20, 2012 at 12:12 am

      looks so yummy. im getting hungry. hahaha

      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 4:46 am

        the best feeling

    1. January October 20, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Hi, I agree with the load limit observation about sandwiches. Oh, and yes, sandwiches can be meals in themselves (this idea helped me trim down a bit). But I guess we Pinoys love our rice, without the load limits!

      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 4:44 am


    1. Kris October 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Finally, nilagay mo ulit ang soundtrack title ng post! haha. Thanks Erwaaaaaan.

      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 4:42 am

        haha lets see how long this will last

    1. Ryan Thorr October 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      This looks healthy and delicious at the same time – A complete meal. Thanks!

      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 4:41 am

        you’re welcome!

    1. Ron October 24, 2012 at 9:49 am

      ur recipes are the best. But what happened to your vid’s soundtrack? I reall y like “Howlin’ For You” by the Black Keys

      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 7:59 am

        the music is still there, it just changes

    1. nina magbanua October 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      thank you for this recipe. i made one for dinner since every Thursday is my no rice day :))

      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 8:11 am

        rice = bread. you should have a no carb day

    1. Leonor Hiloma October 26, 2012 at 1:33 am

      looks so yummy! i like sandwich with lots of veggies, so delicious!

    1. Marlene October 27, 2012 at 1:03 am

      healthy and yummy.

      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 8:04 am

        of course!

    1. kat del moral October 30, 2012 at 3:29 am

      How amazing can it be? Doesn’t look like bread at all. I love it Erwan! =) This is really a complete meal.

      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 8:11 am

        it totally is bread though haha

    1. Corrs November 2, 2012 at 7:52 am

      Hi Erwan, I can’t wait to try this at home! I’ll surprise my S.O.with your uber yummy steak sandwich sooon! He loves steak and avocado! Thank you so much!

      1. Erwan November 20, 2012 at 3:08 am

        it reall is tasty!

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