Bookmaker sandwich with Guinness onion marmalade.Guinness Storehouse

Today is National Sandwich Day! That's right a day to celebrate the ultimate convenience food.

From the plain ham on white bread to fancy ciabattas with all type of artisan delights, the humble sandwich is something we all take for granted and love.

In paying respect to our favorite meal we turned to the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one tourist attraction, who are spreading their love with some Guinness-inspired recipes.

Straight from the Storehouse’s Executive Chef, Justin O’Connor here’s a recipe for bookmaker sandwich with Guinness onion marmalade.


- 2 x 100g trimmed beef sirloin steaks

- 2 large slices of buttered sliced soda bread

- ½ beef tomato sliced

- ¼ red onion cut into rings

- 5 leaves of baby gem lettuce


Sauce Choron (Hollandaise with tomato puree)


Quickly fry the sirloin steaks on each side and season.

Assemble by placing on warm toasted soda bread, place tomato on, followed by red onion and baby gem.

Place some of the onion marmalade on the other soda bread slice and top off the sandwich.

Serve with Guinness onion marmalade and potato wedges.

Guinness onion marmalade recipe


- 1 kg sliced red onions

- 2 cloves of garlic crushed

- 2 tbsp olive oil

• 100g castor sugar

• 1 teasp fresh thyme chopped

• 1 bt of GUINNESS® beer

• 250 ml red wine vinegar

• pinch of chilli flakes

• salt & pepper


In a saucepan sweat of the garlic, onion, chilli flakes and thyme slowly, add the sugar, vinegar and Guinness beer.

Slow cook for 1 ½ hours.