Gorgonzola Steak Sammies with Chimichurri

 

Serves 6

Vegetarians look away! We’re talking steak sammies here…beef, beef and more beef. This recipe has some bold flavors including gorgonzola (Italian blue cheese but you can use any blue) and chimichurri sauce.  Chimichurri is a condiment hailing from beautiful Argentina although it’s widely used in various central and South American countries. Although it’s typically used on steak you could put it on just about any meat or fish. And for my veggie friends who read on I’m sure it would rock on grilled tofu! Add crunchy, pungent red onions and peppery arugula and you’ve got one savory sammie. This is one of my fav’s so I hope you enjoy!

 Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lbs sandwich steak or thinly sliced beef cut (approx 1/8 of an inch)
  • 2 limes
  • 5 – 6 cloves of garlic (depending on size)
  • 2 Serrano peppers
  • 5 oz Gorgonzola
  • 1 small red onion
  • 3/4 cups chimichurri
  • 1/3 cup EVOO
  • 1 ½ cups arugula
  • 1 french baguette
  • Mayonnaise

Prep It:

  • Prepare the marinade: crush 3 – 4 cloves of garlic, juice two limes, and slice the chilis into ¼ inch slices. Combine everything in a bowl and add ¼ cup of EVOO, a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Mix, mix,mix.
  • Place the steaks and the marinade in a large plastic bag. Seal the bag and give the ingredients a good massage. Place the bag in the fridge and marinate 2 -3 hours or even overnight.
  • Cut the onion into 1/8 inch slices.
  • Cut the baguette into six even pieces then slice each piece in half lengthwise. Using your fingers, remove some of the bread in the middle to make room for the all the ingredients.

Cook It:

  • You can prepare the steak two ways: broiled or grilled. BTW – we grilled it for this recipe but either works.  If you’re going to broil preheat the oven first on 450 then crank it to broil once they go in. If you’re grilling it…preheat the grill.
  • Cook the steaks about 2-3 minutes per side, turning over once. Add 1 oz of gorgonzola cheese on top once you’ve flipped them.
  • Set them aside and allow them to rest for 3 – 4 minutes while you get ready to assemble the tasty goodness.

Serve It:

  • Spread mayo on both sides of bread…as much as you like really but we
  • Lightly dress the arugula in a few dashes of EVOO and arrange over the bread.
  • Next, slice the steak crosswise and arrange on top of the arugula.
  • Top the beef with the sliced red onion and add 2 Tbsp of chimichurri sauce on top.
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