Steak in a Sack: A Neater Barbeque

Steak in Pita
Steak in a Sack. Copyright 2010 Kevin D Weeks
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2.

Steak in a sack sandwiches are intended to solve a problem. The problem is that cutting steak on a paper plate using a plastic knife is a pain in the butt. The knife does a poor job, you end up cutting through the plate, and you end up with flecks of paper in your steak. But if you're trying to avoid washing (or transporting) dishes what can you do? Answer: Bring a sharp knife, a cutting board, and pita bread. The recipe below features a Mediterranean marinade, but you can flavor the steak any way you prefer. I like sirloin for this, it's a good compromise on taste, tenderness and price. (Larger image.) Serves 2.

What You'll Need

  • 2 rounds pita bread
  • 10 - 12 oz. sirloin
  • Marinade:
  • 1/4 c red wine
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 sprig fresh oregano
  • 1 clove garlic; crushed
  • Salt and pepper
  • Tzaziki sauce

How to Make It

1. Combine marinade ingredients in a zippered plastic bag and marinate steak 12 - 16 hours in the refrigerator, turning occasionally.

2. Mix together tzaziki ingredients.

3. Cook the steak over a hot grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side depending on thickness of steak.

4. Remove steak from grill, tent with foil, and let rest 10 minutes.

5. Warm pita in a microwave, wrapped in a couple of paper towels, for 15 seconds.

6. Slice steak very thin across the grain and stuff into pita along with tomato, onion, lettuce, and tzaziki.