Steak-and-Onion Sandwiches

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  • 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 2 (1 1/4-pound) flank steaks
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup salsa, drained
  • 12 light rye bread slices
  • 2 avocados, peeled and thinly sliced


  1. Pulse onion and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add juice and next 3 ingredients; pulse 2 times or until blended.
  2. Place steaks in a large shallow dish or heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag, and pour onion mixture over steaks. Cover or seal bag, and chill 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  3. Remove steaks from marinade, discarding marinade.
  4. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Cut across grain into thin slices.
  5. Stir together mayonnaise and salsa; spread evenly on 1 side of each bread slice. Arrange steak evenly on half of bread slices; top with avocado slices and remaining bread slices.
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