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Open-Face Grilled Steak Sandwich

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Open-Face Grilled Steak Sandwich
Serves 4
The sandwich has a rich and varied history, as does the "open faced" sandwich. Although, without two pieces of bread, can it still be called a sandwich? That is for you to decide. All that is known is that this recipe is delicious and needs a fork and knife to eat.

Open-Face Grilled Steak Sandwich

Serves: 4   


  • 1 cup, 250 mL olive oil
  • ¼ cup, 60 mL white wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • ¼ cup. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • to taste, salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 medium spanish onion peeled and
    sliced into ½” thick rings
  • 2 sweet peppers (red, yellow, or orange)
    cut in half, stem and seeds removed
  • 1 large fennel bulb, trimmed and
    sliced into ½” pieces
  • 2 New York strip steaks (12 oz. ea.)
  • 2 tbsp. Napoleon® Classic Steak Spice
  • 1 cup. Napoleon® Fire Roasted Garlic Sauce
  • 1 fresh baguette, cut in half through the center
    and then cut in half lengthways
    to give you four pieces


Step 1
In a small food processor or with a hand-blender, blend ½ cup olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic, cilantro and parsley until smooth, adding remainder of olive oil in a steady stream until incorporated. Season with salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste. Pour oil into a sealable container, cover and set aside until needed.
Step 2
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Step 3
Lightly drizzle peppers, onions and fennel with herbed olive oil mixture. Grill vegetables until lightly charred and tender. Remove from grill, allow to cool slightly and slice into thin strips. Toss vegetables together in a bowl with 2 tbsp of the olive oil mixture and season with salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste. Cover and set aside, keeping warm until needed.
Step 4
Season steaks with Napoleon® Classic Steak Spice, pressing the seasoning into the meat to adhere.
Step 5
Place steaks onto preheated grill. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, basting with Napoleon® Fire Roasted Garlic Sauce during the final 2-3 minutes of cooking time. Remove steaks from grill and allow to rest for 1-2 minutes.
Step 6
Lightly brush cut sides of baguette with herb oil mixture. Place baguette onto grill until lightly toasted and warm.
Step 7
Thinly slice steak across the grain.
Step 8
To assemble sandwich, arrange slices of steak onto a piece of grill toasted baguette. Top with a drizzle of Napoleon® Fire Roasted Garlic Sauce and grilled vegetable mixture. Serve immediately.

Happy Grilling!