Flank Steak Sandwiches With Blue Cheese

Although the flank steak has great flavor from the marinade, this sandwich is all about the fixings. Pungent blue cheese contrasts perfectly with the meat, and peppery arugula, sweet onions, and juicy tomatoes make fantastic toppers.

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
6 tablespoons mayonnaise

Herb-Marinated Flank Steak
1/2 small sweet onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 3/4 pounds flank steak (or Chicken)
1 lemon, halved

1. Place first 8 ingredients in a 2-gal. zip-top plastic bag, and squeeze bag to combine. Add steak; seal bag, and chill 30 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Remove steak from marinade, discarding marinade.

2. Preheat grill to 400° to 450° (high) heat. Grill steak, covered with grill lid, 9 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from grill; squeeze juice from lemon over steak. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut across the grain into thin slices.

Herb-Marinated Chicken Breasts: Substitute 1 3/4 lb. skinned and boned chicken breasts for flank steak. Proceed with recipe as directed, grilling chicken 7 minutes on each side or until done. Prep: 15 min., Chill: 30 min., Grill: 14 min.

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.





Leanna said...

This looks really delicious and wholesome. My family will love this recipe.

Hardlyagoddess said...

I love the marinade! Pinned for a perfect sandwich day!

Unknown said...

I love Gucci sandwiches. This is a keeper! Sounds amazing.

Teresa B said...

These sandwiches sound absolutely amazing. Great comfort food for the cold weather too. Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really crafty Link Party. Pinned!

Unknown said...

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Sandra Lee said...

This looks absolutely amazing and your presentation is on point. Pinned!

The Faithful Farmwife said...

I will have to make these for my husband! He is a HUGE steak & Blue Cheese fan! Thanks for linking up with the Homestead Blog Hop!

Donna Reidland said...

I don't usually take the time to marinate, but this recipe sounds so worth the extra time and effort!

A Crafty Mix said...

That sounds amazing Linda, although I think I'll skip the blue cheese on mine, I'm not a big fan but the hubby loves it

A Crafty Mix said...

That sounds incredible Linda, but I think I'll skip the blue cheese on mine. I'm not a big fan but the hubby loves it.

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

These sandwiches look super! So tasty and flavorful. Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

Unknown said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!

Everyday Healthy Recipes said...

What an incredible sandwich idea, the toppings are really lovely, thank you for sharing your delicious recipe with FF:)

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck said...

The blue cheese is what really makes these sandwiches sound amazing!!!

Angela said...

The sandwiches look delicious! And you're making me want to go on a picnic!

Anonymous said...

Great recipe looks delicious thanks for sharing #Alittlebitofeverything Link Up Party

Create With Joy said...

This looks so good Linda - your photography is lovely too!
Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

Laura said...

Omgosh yes! I love flank steak!!
Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

Miz Helen said...

Your Flank Steak Sandwich is awesome and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Dawn said...

This recipe looks great! I have never thought of using Blue Cheese as a spread for sandwhiches. Thanks for sharing this at the #GraceMoments Link Up.