Chef Jamie's Steak Sandwiches with Tequila Hatch Chile Ketchup

August 17, 2012

Chef Jamie says: It’s Hatch Chile season, so fire it up with this smoky, delicious homemade ketchup slathered on a summer steak sandwich.

Chef Jamie says: It’s Hatch chile season, so fire it up with this smoky, delicious homemade ketchup slathered on a summer steak sandwich.

This recipe serves 4.

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 Bristol Farms New York strip steaks or rib eye steaks
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup tequila
1 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons roasted Hatch chiles; peeled, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons honey
Juice of 1 lime
4 steak rolls or kaiser rolls
2 cups baby arugula leaves
Strips of roasted Hatch chiles

Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over high heat.
Season the steaks generously with salt and pepper.
Place the steaks in the pan and sear until deep golden brown on one side, about 4 minutes, the turn the steaks over and continue cooking for approximately 4 minutes more for medium rare.
Remove the steaks to a plate and keep warm.
Return the pan to high heat and deglaze with the tequila.
Add the ketchup, cumin, adobo sauce, honey and lime juice and stir to combine.
Cook the sauce for 1 minute, then remove the pan from the heat.
Slice the steaks.
Warm or toast the steak rolls and spread each roll with the homemade ketchup.
Top with arugula leaves and more roasted hatch chilies. Pile on the sliced steak and serve.

Please note: This recipe contains alcohol - you can substitute water if you prefer.


Chef Jamie's radio guests for Sunday, August 19th, 2012 Live from 8:00am to 10:00am - Melissa's Produce will be Roasting Hatch Chiles all morning long! Tune in at

Jamie Gwen is a Celebrity Chef, Certified Sommelier, Lifestyle Expert and four-time Cookbook Author.For the past 13 years, she has brought the best to radio with her weekly Live Radio Show filled with delicious conversation, heard every Sunday from 8:00am to 10:00am on KFWB News Talk 980 in Southern California and heard worldwide on iTunes and the Internet.

Jamie can also be heard on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius/XM and she can be seen stirring up something delicious on television shows and in print nationwide.

Jamie’s most recent cookbook entitled “Good Food For Good Times 2” is now available as an eBook and has been featured on Emeril Live, Martha Stewart and QVC. She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and her website,, is a scrumptious resource for food lovers everywhere.

Recipe Courtesy of Jamie Gwen, 2012