Marlboro Man's
Favorite Sandwich

From: "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" by Ree Drummond

Marlboro Man Loves this sandwich. He invented it, and I make it for heads of state, dignitaries, kings, queens, and world leaders whenever they stop by our homestead on their way to a rodeo. Cowboys, too - they love it.


Serves: 4 people


  • 1 large onion
  • Butter, lots of it
  • 2 or 3 pounds cube steak
  • Seasoned salt, preferably Lawry's
  • Lemon pepper
  • Black pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco
  • 4 French or deli rolls

Cooking Instructions

  1. Start by slicing the onion. Next, melt 1/2 stick butter in a skillet over medium heat. This is not the last you'll see of the butter, mark my words. Add the onion and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until it is soft and light brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the onion from the pan and set aside.
  2. Cut each piece of cube steak against the grain into 1-inch strips. Now season the meat with a nice sprinkling of seasoned salt, lemon pepper, and black pepper. Add 2 tablespoons butter to the same skillet in which you cooked the onion. Turn the heat to high. Let the butter begin to turn brown, about 2 minutes. You'll want the skillet to be hot.
  3. Now add enough meat to the hot skillet to form a single layer. Do not stir. Let it sit for about a minute, or long enough for one side to turn brown. Then, using a spatula, flip the meat over. Cook for another minute, them remove to a plate. Repeat until all the meat is cooked.
  4. Return all the meat to the skillet and add the cooked onion. Pour in Worcestershire sauce, several dashes of Tabasco, and an additional 2 tablespoons of butter. Simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes until thoroughly warm.
  5. Cut each roll in half lengthwise. Spread generously with butter, then brown on a griddle or skillet. Place the rolls face up on a plate, then place the meat mixture on the bottom half. Top the other half of the roll and serve with a crunchy green salad. You're about to make someone really happy.

Cooking Notes

Play around with the recipe. I like to add mushrooms and mozarella to the mix. Make it your own!