Gorgonzola Flank Steak Sandwiches

Gorgonzola Flank Steak Sandwiches
Serves 4

1 lb flank steak
1 glove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
zest and juice of one lemon (you’ll use the juice for the aioli)
salt & pepper

Lemon Garlic Aioli
1/4 cup low-fat or light mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
hot sauce, to taste

8 slices crusty bread
1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
fresh baby spinach or arugula leaves
tomatoes, sliced

1. Season flank steak with salt and pepper.

2. Blend one clove garlic, olive oil and lemon zest in a small bowl and rub onto one side of the steak. Let it sit for up to 30 minutes, at room temperature.

3. Heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill steaks to desired doneness (mine were about 5 minutes per side.) Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before thinly slicing.

4. Meanwhile, combine all aioli ingredients (except hot sauce) in a food processor. Blend, then season with salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste.

5. (I completely missed this step, but I can imagine the melted gorgonzola would have been awesome.) Preheat the broiler. Drizzle each slice of bread with olive oil (if desired), place on a baking sheet and broil until toasted. Remove from oven and spread aioli on one side of each slice. Divide the streak and gorgonzola among 1/2 the bread slices. Return to the oven and broil until cheese melts. Divide spinach (or arugula) and tomatoes among the other 1/2 bread slices. Place the halves together to make sandwiches.

Results: Why are you still reading this? Seriously…run to the store and get the ingredients to make this tonight!

Are you ever so excited by a new recipe that you forget to actually pay attention to the recipe? That was me with this recipe. I was so ready to eat that I just ignored the recipe and started chowing down. I was half-way through my sandwich when I realized I forgot the gorgonzola. Then I realized I forgot to broil them! The sandwich was delicious without the cheese, but even better with it. (I never did get around to broiling it.) And that aioli? TO. DIE. FOR! I am so thankful that I have enough leftovers to have for a sandwich today. My *only* complaint was that the meat was very hard to chew. So if you are looking to impress your man or lady-friends by being a dainty eater, forget about it. You’ll have to rip this one apart like a dinosaur. This seriously might be the best sandwich I’ve ever had.

Recipe from Smith Bites. I did lighten down the list of ingredients and didn’t feel like I was missing a thing.

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