Mouth Watering Steak Sandwich

Friday, April 11, 2014

When I say I could sell this steak sandwich and make a million trillion dollars, I might be exaggerating just a bit!

But, it is one good dang sandwich!!

The marinade for the steak is what makes it's the Dijon it's the grilled onions with thyme and butter... no it's the toasted ciabatta rolls, oh wait it's the combo of all those flavors packed in to one delicious sandwich!

I served them with some parmesan fries. These were no biggie! I just took frozen fries, drizzled a little EVOO, salt and pepper and baked them. Then grated fresh parmesan and baked them for 5-10 mins more. 

And I tell ya what ya've got one heck of a dinner!

Here's how I did it!

The recipe is at the end of the post-

First I whipped up the Dijon mayo-Easy!

Next I sauteed onions in butter, salt and pepper and a little fresh thyme until caramelized

I marinated 1 1/2 pounds of flank steak for about 6 hrs. but you can marinate it as long as over night and it would be even better
The marinade is a mixture of soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, fresh thyme and few other spices!

Fresh arugula with that peppery flavor compliments steak really well!

 I took frozen fries, tossed them in a little EVOO, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, and baked till crispy. Then grated fresh parmesan cheese and popped them back in the oven until the cheese has melted. What a great way to add a little zing to frozen fries! They were great!

I just broiled the flank steak on a broiler pan turning once after about 6 minutes. But, you could grill it outside or use a grill pan. I've done both.

Toast your ciabatta rolls with butter, yes more butter. Don't judge! Spread a little dijon-mayo on both sides of the bun and layer the rest on!

I'll let this picture talk for itself!

This one too..

So here's what you'll need to make this mouth watering goodness!!

1/2 Cup soy sauce
3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic (crushed and roughly chopped)
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon chili flake
1 small bundle fresh thyme
Whisk together all the marinade ingredients, and pour over flank steak. Refrigerate in a gallon bag for 6 hrs. or overnight
Broil in oven for 6 mins. each side or grill 7-10 min. each side turning once.
Cover with foil and let it rest 10 mins. before slicing

3/4 Cup Mayonnaise (I prefer Dukes)
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon whole-grain mustard
pinch of salt and pepper to taste
Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl. Serve at room temp.

Saute onions in 2 Tablespoons butter, salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon fresh thyme until caramelized.

To assemble the sandwiches, spread mustard mayo on the both sides of each bun. Place a layer of steak strips on top. Top with caramelized onions. Place arugula on top of onions.

Add extra napkins!!


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