What kind of bread do you use for the New York Steamer?
There are a lot of different breads you can use for making sandwiches at home. I came across these Bolillos – which is a french bread typically made in Mexico. They worked great for this sandwich and are very affordable (3 for $1).
What is in a New York Steamer?
For the sandwich – I went to Firehouse for their ingredients: Pastrami, Corned Beef, Provolone, Vinaigrette, Mustard, Mayo and then topped it off with the Firehouse Subs Datil Pepper Sauce (my favorite – sweet & spicy).
How can you steam meat at home?
The meats at Firehouse Subs are always steamed – so I asked the butcher shop how they’d recommend doing this. They said just heat the meat up on the stove for a bit so I did. I sprayed a skillet and then just heated the meat for 2-3 minutes.
I put the oven on broil to heat up. Then pile on the toppings! Corned beef, pastrami, provolone and whatever else you like. I put the mustard, vinaigrette and Firehouse sauce on before the oven. I popped them in the oven open-face on broil until the cheese was melty and starting to brown.
Take it out and pop it all together and you have a homemade New York Steamer all ready to be savored and devoured!!!
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Copycat Firehouse Subs New York Steamer
- 1-2 Sandwich Sub Bread (Bolillo or French Loaf)
- 2-4 slices corned beef
- 2-4 slices pastrami
- 3 slices provolone
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Captain Sorenson’s Datil Pepper Sauce
How to cook Copycat Firehouse Subs New York Steamer
- Slice bread in half and place on cookie sheet that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick spray
- Preheat oven on broil
- Heat small skillet with a light coating of non-stick spray, then place your meat into the skillet. Heat for 2-3 minutes
- Remove meat from pan and place on open-faced bread
- Top with vinaigrette, mustard and Datil pepper sauce .
- Top with provolone
- Heat open-face on broil for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown
- Combine the two sides together and serve!