Dixon Farms: Marinated Steak Sandwiches
When I get my Beef CSA box, I always tend to use the same cuts first; steak, ground beef, the roast and then the marinating steaks always seem to be picked last. After tasting this recipe, I may change my tune and begin to use the marinating steaks first.
The key to making these marinating steaks juicy and tender is to marinate them, duh! I was in the mood for a delicious steak and grilled vegetable sandwich yesterday so I decided to make up a delicious marinade out of Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, garlic and oil. I find that you can start marinating the meat while it is still frozen. For this recipe, I mixed up the marinade in a large 9 x 13 pan and then tossed in the frozen steak. Let this thaw overnight in your refrigerator for maximum flavour.
When you are cooking a tougher piece of beef, try to keep it to just a couple of minutes on each side to keep the center a little red. For my ½ inch steak, I found that just two minutes on each side was perfect on the hot charcoals. Thinly slice the steak against the grain to help keep the steak tender as well.
Marinated Steak Sandwiches with Grilled Vegetables
1 large marinating steak
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
at least 2 garlic cloves, minced
For the sandwich:
4 large buns
4 slices of your favourite cheese
2 onions, sliced thick
2 peppers, your favourite colour, sliced thick
1 tablespoon of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Begin by marinating your steak. You can begin with a frozen or thawed steak. Mix together your marinade in a large flat dish. Toss in your steak, making sure to cover it with the sauce on both sides. If using a frozen steak: thaw in the refrigerator overnight with the marinade on. If using a fresh steak: allow the steak to sit in the marinade for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.
Preheat your BBQ. Begin with your vegetables. Toss the onions and peppers with the oil, salt and pepper. I love using a vegetable grilling tray on the BBQ to prevent the vegetables from falling through the grates. Toss your veggies into the tray and begin to cook. Make sure to keep and eye on them and toss them around to prevent burning.
Toss you steak onto the hot BBQ and only cook for just a few minutes on each side for a perfect medium doneness. Remove the steak from the BBQ and allow it to sit for at least five minutes before slicing thinly against the grain.