Grilled Steak Sandwich with Brie, Arugula, Pears & Sweet Onion Jam

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So even though I had a jolly ‘ol time hanging by myself, catching up on Grey’s and eating mushroom-inspired dinners while my hubby was in NY this week, I kind of missed the guy! I decided to make him one of our old favorites upon his return, which requires a little more prep and ingredients but is SUPER delicious and always worth the extra effort. We are big red meat eaters but don’t necessarily like the cost of a good cut of beef. Back when I was gainfully employed I usually would have made this sandwich with left over beef tenderloin, but in the interest of making it budget friendly I decided to substitute skirt steak which is awesome on the grill and still super tasty. The use of Brie speaks for itself, as I could eat an entire wheel lol but feel free to use a more generic cheese to cut costs. Here’s my recipes for both the sandwich and the sweet onion jam (which is great for other uses as well!). 

Steak Sandwiches 

*this makes 2 large sandwiches, you can easily adjust the recipe for more :).

Ingredients:

  • 1-1.5 lb. Skirt Steak
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 4 Slices Bread (I used Sourdough, but whatever you prefer will work fine)
  • 5 oz. Brie, sliced
  • 1 pear, halved and thinly sliced
  • Arugula
  • 2 Tbsp. Onion Jam (See Recipe Below)

Directions:

1. Start by heating your grill or grill pan. Pour a liberal amount of olive oil over the steak and sprinkle with about 1/2 tsp salt.steak

2. Place steak on grill and cook to desired temp. I prefer mine medium, which was about 5-8 mins per side.                                                                                                                  steak1steak3

3. While steak is grilling slice your cheese, pears and bread (I heated my bread for a bit on the grill when the steak was cooking on it’s second side, but this is not necessary).

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4. When steak is done allow it to rest for 5-10 mins before slicing thinly against the grain, this is important with skirt steak, if you slice with the grain it will be very hard to chew. I generally cut my piece in half, then slice each half individually (see picture).

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5. Now you are ready to assemble your sandwiches. First, spread each piece of bread with about 1 tbsp. of the onion jam, then layer steak, brie, pears and finally, arugula.

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6. Place sandwiches back on the grill and allow to cook for about 2 mins on each side, just enough for the outside to crisp and cheese to melt. If you prefer to heat them in oven or in a pan this is fine too. These would also be amazing paninis if you have have a panini press

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7. Slice your sandwiches in half and enjoy! 🙂

 

Sweet Onion Jam

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium yellow onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp canola or vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Start by heating canola oil in pan. Once oil is hot, add onions and cook on medium heat until onions start to release some of their liquid, about 5-10 mins.onjamonjam2
  2. Add the vinegar and honey and cook until liquid begins to thicken, then reduce heat to low and allow to cook until a thick jam forms, about 10-15 mins.onjam3
  3. Allow to cool before serving.

 

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