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Broiled Steak Sandwiches with Balsamic Vegetables

Real Simple FEBRUARY 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Other: 10 Minutes


  • 1 pound strip steak
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 Roma (plum) tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rings
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 pieces focaccia or French bread, cut in half
  • 3 ounces blue cheese


Heat broiler.

Season the steak with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place the steak on one half of the baking sheet.

Toss the tomatoes and onion in a medium bowl with the oil, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place the onion and tomatoes, cut-side down, on the other half of the baking sheet.

Broil the steak and vegetables, turning everything once, until the steak reaches the desired doneness, 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove the steak and return the vegetables to oven until browned, about 1 minute more.

Slice the steak. Place the bottom halves of the bread cut-side up and top with the steak, onions, tomatoes, and cheese. Sandwich with the remaining bread. Serve warm.

Substitution: If blue cheese is too strong for your taste, try topping this sandwich with a creamy goat cheese. Or play off the tartness of the balsamic vinegar with slivers of salty Parmesan or Manchego.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 588
  • Calories from fat: 60%
  • Fat: 39g
  • Saturated fat: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 92mg
  • Sodium: 1035mg
  • Carbohydrate: 28g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 32g

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Broiled Steak Sandwiches with Balsamic Vegetables Recipe