Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mediterranean 3 Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Mediterranean 3 Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Ever feel like a nice steak sandwich for dinner? Maybe with a nice bowl of soup?? Especially when you know you have awesome homemade leftover soup frozen (*note this soup freezes amazingly*), and the weather is just horrid... cold, windy, rainy and just dreary as all get out!!  Yes, I totally understand because that is exactly how I felt like this weekend...

So, I went rummaging through my freezer.  I found a nice container of my Hearty Beef Vegetable Pastina Soup  perfect!!  The amazing beefy flavor of this soup coupled with the hearty steak sandwich I was planning on making, oh yeah baby!
Ready for the recipe? 

Here we go:

Ingredients:
4-6 smallish thin steaks (or 2 larger steaks)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1-1/2 tsp dried oregano
6 Tbls extra virgin olive oil, divided
3 Tbls red wine (if you don't have any wine or prefer not to use wine, a citrus will do just fine, think lemon, lime juice)
4 Hoagie Rolls (I used Ciabatta onion hoagie rolls)
1 Red onion sliced
1 9oz bag of fresh spinach
3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
6 thin slices Fontina cheese (cut into 3 strips per slice)
1-1/2 cups of mozzarella shredded mozzarella cheese
1 clove garlic crushed
Pinch of salt & pepper

Directions:
Season your steaks on both sides with the seasonings, drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil and the wine, cover with foil and grill or bake to your desired doneness, keep warm.
Brush 2 tbls of olive oil on rolls.  *Hoagie rolls are longer rolls and come in various flavors*.


Place rolls on your grill face down, when you have a nice grill mark on the rolls, take off the grill, set aside and place your sliced red onions on the grill to soften them and give them amazing grilled flavor!!



 Let's saute our spinach shall we?  In a large saute pan, over medium heat add the remaining 3 tbls of the extra virgin olive oil.  When the oil is heated, add your crushed garlic.  Once the garlic starts to soften add your spinach.  Let the spinach wilt.  Remove from heat. Season with a pinch of salt & pepper. Set aside.


 Now we're ready to assemble our sandwiches, ready?
To the bottom layer of your hoagie roll add your grilled onions.  Top with sauteed spinach. Add your feta cheese.



Now place your steak over the toppings, and add your Fontina cheese extra feta and finally top with your mozzarella cheese.  Set aside and continue assembling the rest of the sandwiches


Preheat oven to 375F. Place your steak sandwich open faced in the oven and bake till all toppings have been heated thru and your cheese has melted beautifully, about 8-10 minutes.

I know...

Cut in half (these are large rolls, could be easily cut into fourths for a party), transfer to plate, and get ready to dig in!!


Yield: 4 Large Sandwiches


Dishin with Didi

6 comments :

  1. YUM!!! I cheat and use Steak-Ums :)

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    1. I used to Colleen, until I found I could get a nice round or top steak, slice it as thin as I could (trust me the butcher's at Tops leave much to be desired), and I can get about 4-5 meals (depending on size of roast) for about $9. That is for a family of 5 (add dd's bf and your talking a family of 7, lol)

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  2. Looks yummy! Walmart, of all places, sells a NY Strip stakes in a box for cheap. The thing I like about them is that they are very thin. Unfortunately they are also salty. But they would be perfect for a sandwich like this.

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    1. Really Alex? I'm waiting impatiently (cuz sometimes Wally's is just the place to go) for my SuperWalmart to be finished in building. It's been almost 1-1/2yrs now, it should be done shortly...
      I can't wait to not drive like 1/2 hr to my nearest Wally's.
      Mind you IT'S NOT MY FAVORITE store to say the least... but sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do!!

      Thank you Alex!!

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    2. But avoid the place when it first opens!!! The crowds are obnoxious. The thin steaks are great because they thaw quickly too. If don't have meat around for dinner, I put two in a shallow pan of water and they are thawed within an hour.

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    3. Oh trust me, lol I will!!
      I'll look for the steaks too!

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