Sometimes the Farmer’s Market is all the inspiration I need to make something truly great. We were passing the fresh baked baskets and it was all I could do not to take a huge bite out of the various ciabatta rolls. They smelled so insanely good. Right away I knew I needed them to make these steak sandwiches.
We picked up the everything, asiago, and onion flavors. That bag sat in our shopping basket taunting is with perfect baked bread smell packed full of different cheese and spices.
Next was the steak. I used sirloin that had been marinated in garlic, soy sauce, and spices for 24 hours. We grabbed some smokey provolone cheese and spicy pickles. On the way home Patrick also bought a jar of fresh pepper jelly – one of our favorite condiments!
Fast forward to the caramelized onions, horseradish mayo and fresh veggies. Now we have the perfect sandwich! My favorite part is just how fresh each bite is!
Author: Kellie Rice
Super fresh veggies, marinated steak and caramelized onions stuffed in a fresh ciabatta roll.
1/2 cup of soy sauce
2 tsp of garlic
fresh cracked pepper
1 tsp of sugar
sliced smoked provolone
thick sliced pickles
2 tbsp of mayo
1 tbsp of prepared horseradish
salt and pepper
1 tsp of pepper jelly
The night before marinate the steak with the soy sauce, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper
In a hot skillet cook the marinated steak for about 3 minutes each side for medium rare (depending on how thick your sirloin cut is)
Toast the ciabatta rolls
Mix the mayo and horseradish
Spread the pepper jelly on one side of the roll
The horseradish mayo on the other
Top with cheese and pickles
Slice the steak and layer on top the cheese
Finish with caramelized onions, tomato, and lettuce
The only thing that could make these sandwiches even more perfect would be a perfectly fried egg! I hope you enjoy these steak sandwiches as much as I did!
Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. I have been practicing so many recipes for Valetine’s Day! Yesterday after I was going on my 2nd hour of finishing a truffle cupcake I realized something really important. Who the heck is going to want to spend the entire (Tuesday) day of Valentine’s Day cooking? That is when I decided to share this recipe with you.
If you are going to invest in any type of cooking gear, I highly recommend a cast iron skillet. Patrick gave me this large skillet on Christmas because I had previously been using a few tiny skillets. It doesn’t have to been anything fancy. I am pretty sure Walmart and Homegoods sell some pretty inexpensive ones. If you take care of your skillet it will last forever.
This weekend we went ahead and seasoned our new pan. Heat your oven up to 400 degrees. Take a cloth or paper towel and dip into canola oil or lard. Then cover the entire surface of the skillet. Even the handle and the outside. Bake for 1 hour then cool.
Okay back to this steak. I am forever over cooking my steaks because I come up with elaborate side dishes and the steak almost becomes an after thought. This time I made the steak the star of the show! This recipe is great for Valentine’s Day because it is so easy and quick, but definitely does not lack flavor!
Perfectly Seared Steak
Recipe Type: Steak, Dinner
Perfectly Seared Steak for Valentine’s Day
2 ribeye steaks
1/2 cup of soy sauce
2 tbsp of brown sugar
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of fresh cracked pepper
2 heaping tbsp of chopped or smashed garlic
1/4 cup of melted butter
1 tsp of crushed red pepper
1 tsp of powdered garlic
cracked salt and pepper
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl place your steaks and the soy sauce, chopped garlic, salt and pepper, brown sugar and crushed red pepper.
Let your steaks sit on the counter at least and hour before marinating to come to almost room temp.
Marinate your steaks for 15-20 minutes.
Heat your skillet over medium high.
Pour half the butter in and let heat.
Add your steaks and cook without touching for 1 minute.
Pour in the rest of the butter and flip. Season with garlic powder salt and pepper.
Cook for 1 minute then pour the marinade over the meat.
Into the oven for 3 minutes for rare.
minutes for medium.
(This depends on how thin your steaks are. Mine where about an inch thick)
Remove from pan immediately and let rest on a cutting board or plate.
Once rested for about 5 minutes serve with a little of the pan sauce.
Enjoy your perfectly seared steak! Keep it simple and serve with a fresh veggie an potato. We like roasted asparagus and roasted red potatoes. Happy Valentine’s Day!
What do you make when you have leftover steak? I know what you are thinking right now. Who the heck has leftover steak??? I made fennel and garlic rubbed ribeye last night and we had one left over. (PS. Recipe for the ribeyes coming soon!) This morning I woke up and I knew exactly what that left over ribeye was destined to be. A glorious steak, egg, and cheese bagel. Not just any bagel though. I made these thin onion bagels. I wanted something warm and fragrant without too much bread. I didn’t want anything to compete with this insane steak.
This crunchy crust is reminiscent of a baguette. Crisp outside with a soft yeasty inside. I topped them with onion flakes for a nice flavor to go with the crunch. Lathered with salted butter they don’t need any kind of sauce (except hot sauce if you are a serious heat junky like me). Creamy scrambled eggs and melted American cheese top the bagel off before the grand finale. Sliced pan fried ribeye. Go ahead and take a second to clean up that drool. Its okay my mouth is watering again too.
Steak, Eggs, and Cheese on Homemade Onion Bagels
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Serves: 2 sanwiches plus extra bagels
Steak, eggs and cheese on a homemade onion bagel
Ribeye thinly sliced (Mine was cooked medium rare)
1 tbsp of heavy cream
2 tbsp of butter
American cheese or any easy melting cheese
salt and pepper
For the Bagels:
2 1/2 cups of AP flour
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup of very warm water
1 packet of fast active yeast
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
6 cups of water for boiling
In a mixer with paddle attachment add the water, yeast and sugar.
Let sit for about 5 minutes until yeast begins to bubble.
Add in the egg yolks and flour.
Begin to mix on medium low speed.
Sprinkle in the salt over the mixture.
Mix until a ball comes together about 10- 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with a little extra flour.
Let sit covered for 1 hour until double in size.
Form into 6 equal balls of dough.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Flatten each ball in your hand to about an 1 thick.
Use fingers to poke a hole through.
Boil on each side for about 30 seconds.
Sprinkle with onion flakes.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
Mix together the 3 eggs and cream.
Scramble over low for nice creamy eggs.
Season with salt and pepper.
Pan fry the steak until warm.
Split the bagels in half.
Butter each side and layer with cheese, egg, and steak.
I don’t know how much leftover steak there is in your house, but I bet you will think of a reason to cook a little extra now! These bagels are seriously everything in our house now. They literally bursting with flavor. The perfect combo of creamy, melty, and salty. Don’t forget to tag #kelliericecakes if you recreate! Enjoy!