These steak sandwiches are the ultimate game-day meal for friends and family to enjoy while cheering for their team of choice. Quick and easy to prepare, they offer the perfect weeknight meal for families on the go. Juicy Ontario strip loins are grilled to perfection and served with an onion and pepper medley atop your favourite crusty buns. Serve with a salad or leafy greens.
2 8 oz (250 g) well marbled Homegrown Ontario strip loin steaks, trimmed
2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cracked black pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
2 large onions, peeled and sliced
2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh thyme
1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced
6 crusty buns
3 oz (75 g) crumbled blue cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Rub steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Leave out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
In large heavy skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add onions and thyme and cook until onions are golden, about 10 minutes. Add red pepper, cook one minute. Reduce heat to medium low, stirring occasionally, until peppers are very tender, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, add steaks and sear on both sides until well browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to oven and cook until desired doneness, about 5 minutes for medium rare. Let rest for 10 minutes before thinly slicing. Alternatively, grill over direct medium-high heat, turning once, until desired doneness.
Slice buns in half lengthwise. Divide steak over each bottom bun and top with onion mixture. Sprinkle evenly with crumbled cheese. Cover with bun tops. Serve with a crisp green salad.
Makes 6 servings.
*Tip: Use Brie cheese if you do not like blue cheese.
Per serving: about 340 cal, 22 g pro, 16 g total fat (7 g sat fat), 28 g carb, 2 g fibre, 55 mg chol, 660 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 15%, calcium 15%, vit A 15%, vit C 40%
Source: Homegrown Ontario