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Open-Face Steak Sandwich with Pickled Green Tomatoes

Photo: David Malosh
Active time 30 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 30 mins
Yield 4
"If I don't have good food at hand, I always eat the wrong thing," Quinn Hatfield says. That's why he keeps grilled meats in his fridge for sandwiches.


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 flank steak
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 1/2-inch-thick slices of whole-grain bread
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices of Flash-Pickled Green Tomatoes
  • 1 cup packed baby arugula

Nutrition Information

  • calories 290
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • protein 28 g

How to Make It

  1. On a work surface, sprinkle the minced garlic with salt and, using the flat side of a knife, mash the garlic to a smooth paste. In a small bowl, whisk the garlic paste with the rosemary, paprika and olive oil. Rub the marinade all over the steak and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours or refrigerate for up to 2 days.

  2. Heat a grill pan. Season the flank steak with salt and pepper and grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until medium-rare, about 7 minutes. Transfer the steak to a board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice the steak across the grain.

  3. Grill the bread until crisp and golden, about 2 minutes per side. Spread each slice with 1/2 teaspoon each of the mayonnaise and mustard. Arrange the steak on the bread and top with the pickled green tomatoes.

  4. In a medium bowl, toss the arugula with the tomato pickling liquid and season with salt and pepper. Mound the arugula on the sandwiches and serve.