Monday, May 17, 2010

The Best Part of a Steak Dinner is the Leftover Steak Sandwich the Next Day -- Border Grill edition


Everyone knows the best part of ordering steak at a restaurant is saving enough for a leftover steak sandwich the next day. I'm serious. No matter the restaurant, no matter the quality of steak, I purposely under eat steaks at dinner to make sure there's ample meat for future sandwich production and consumption.

This week's edition: Border Grill's skirt steak. A wonderful skirt steak chalk full of lime and Mexican spices... and perfect for the next day steak sandwich.

And here's how you do it, ladies and gents.

1. Round up all the ingredients: the leftover steak (and, in this case, a little extra corn salad), mushrooms, tomatoes, a couple slices of cheese (in this case provolone) and some Italian bread (every man should have Bay Cities bread in their freezer).


2. Slice up the tomatoes and mushrooms and throw them (along with the corn) in a pan with a little olive oil on medium for a few minutes.


3. While the veggies cook, cut the bread in half and apply a small (I emphasize small because in the end you can barely taste the butter/spread) amount of butter and Lawry's Garlic Spread (another thing every man, or at least their girlfriend, should have in their fridge).



4. Put the newly buttered bread on a baking sheet with only the steak and cheese atop. Leave in the toaster oven at 375 for somewhere between 5-10 minutes. This depends on how thick the steak is. In this case -- since its skirt steak -- closer to five minutes.


5. By now the veggies should be ready and the bread/steak should be minutes away. Reach into your fridge and grab the special ingredient that will put your steak sandwich over the top: OPEN PIT BBQ Sauce. They don't even sell it in the LA area anymore (I know this because my roommate and I scoured about a dozen local stores recently), but, trust me, order it online. Pay a high shipping rate. It's totally worth it.


6. Take out the steak and pour the veggies and Open Pit atop.


7. Connect the two sides and cut down the middle. From there bite into the best steak sandwich ever. And feel like a real man.

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