Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.
Coffee Steak Sandwich
Coffee Steak Sandwich on Texas Toast
Panera Bread Recipe
2 tablespoons finely ground espresso or dark roast coffee
1 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound flank steak
1 avocado, pitted and peeled
1/4 cup low-fat yogurt, plain
8 thick slices Panera Bread White Whole Grain Bread
4 slices tomato
4 romaine lettuce leaves, torn to fit
Preheat grill to medium-high. Combine coffee, ancho chile, cumin, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Scatter this rub all over the steak, patting it in gently. Let stand for at least 15 minutes.
Mash avocado in a bowl with the yogurt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt until creamy and spreadable.Grill steak until darkly crusted, 5 to 7 minutes per side (140 degrees internal temperature for medium-rare or 155 degrees for medium). Remove to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes. Thinly slice steak across the grain.
Meanwhile, coat bread all over with cooking spray and grill until lightly toasted, about 1 minute per side. Spread avocado mixture on all slices of toast. Top half of slices with steak, tomato slices, lettuce, and the remaining toast. Compress slightly and cut in half on the diagonal.