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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Harget Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Harget

Flank Steak Sandwiches With Blue Cheese

Southern Living JULY 2009

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Cook time:22 Minutes
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Stand:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 6 (2- to 3-oz.) ciabatta or deli rolls, split*
  • 5 ounces soft ripened blue cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed arugula
  • Herb-Marinated Flank Steak
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to 400° to 450° (high) heat. Cut onion into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Brush with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cut bell peppers into 1-inch-wide strips. Place pepper strips in a large bowl, and drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper; toss to coat.

2. Grill onion and bell pepper strips, covered with grill lid, over 400° to 450° (high) heat 7 to 10 minutes on each side or until lightly charred and tender.

3. Brush cut sides of rolls with remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil, and grill, cut sides down, without grill lid, over 400° to 450° (high) heat 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned and toasted.

4. Spread blue cheese on cut sides of roll bottoms; top with arugula, bell pepper strips, steak, and onion. Spread mayonnaise on cut sides of roll tops. Place roll tops, mayonnaise sides down, on top of onion, pressing lightly.

*French hamburger buns may be substituted. We tested with Publix French Hamburger Buns.

Note: We tested with Saga Classic Soft-Ripened Blue-Veined Cheese.

Flank Steak Sandwiches With Brie: Substitute 5 oz. Brie, rind removed, for blue cheese. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Herb Chicken Sandwiches: Substitute Herb-Marinated Chicken Breasts for flank steak. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Herb Chicken Sandwiches With Grilled Peaches: Reduce onions to 1 and red bell peppers to 2. Cut 2 large peaches into 1/4-inch-thick rounds, cutting through stem and bottom ends. Proceed with recipe as directed, grilling peach slices, covered with grill lid, over 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear. Assemble sandwiches as directed, topping onion with peach slices. Prep: 20 min., Grill: 32 min., Stand: 10 min.

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