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ITALIAN STEAK SANDWICH with pesto & grilled red peppers

"Sirloin steak is extremely beefy tasting, but can become tough, especially when it's overcooked. Thinly slice it for tenderness."

2 large red bell peppers, grilled
1-1½ lbs. top sirloin steak, trimmed
olive oil
1 cup purchased refrigerated basil pesto
1 pkg. sliced provolone (8 oz.)

1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate with oil.

2. Grill peppers, covered, until charred on all sides, about 10 minutes; transfer peppers to a bowl and let cool. Remove and discard skins and seeds, then slice peppers into strips.

3. Coat steak with oil, then season with salt and pepper.

4. Grill steak to desired doneness, 5-7 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a plate, tent with foil, and let rest 5-7 minutes; slice into thin strips.

5. Brush cut sides of ciabatta with oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill ciabatta, cut sides down, covered, until toasted, 1-2 minutes. Spread pesto on grilled sides of ciabatta and top with provolone. Grill ciabatta on foil, cheese sides up, covered until cheese melts, about 4 minutes.

6. To serve, arrange peppers and steak on bottom half of ciabatta, then top with remaining ciabatta half and cut into 8 servings.

Source: Cuisine at Home Magazine, June 2017
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I thought a salad might be nice with this sandwich, so here is one that is tried and true.

ATHENIAN SALAD

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. honey
salt and black pepper to taste
2 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
1 cup seeded and thinly sliced cucumber
1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
1/3 cup halved kalamata olives
¼ cup sliced scallions, green part only
¼ cup minced fresh parsley
2 Tbsp. minced fresh mint
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

1. Whisk together lemon juice, oil, and honey for the dressing; season with salt and pepper.

2. Combine romaine, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, scallions, parsley, and mint in a large bowl. Toss with vinaigrette and garnish with feta.

Yield: 5 cups

Source: Cuisine Tonight Sandwiches & Salads
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Maryann

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#18
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Sounds great, Maryann! As soon as I get my laptop back I'll put it on the c@h FB page.

Wait a minute - you can do that, right? Want To?
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Do you want me to post the recipes there?
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Sure, go entice them! Smile
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Jean, I'm having trouble posting on FB right now. Can't seem to reduce the size of the font, so everything I type is huge. Huh
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O.k., why don't we wait till we both have working machines...
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Now that I have a working fridge, I can plan ahead.  I think I may be able to pull this one off!  Thanks, Maryann!
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Thank you Maryann, I'm flattered. Smile

I'm going to make the sammie for lunch tomorrow.
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This sounds very good.  I think it might be good with chicken too - I know I've made a chicken pesto panini from Cuisine at Home that was awfully good.
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You know, that's really a good idea, Trixxee. Since I'm going to be making two, I might just make one with steak and one with chicken. Smile
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