Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Steak Sandwiches with Sauteed Apples, Onions and Spinach

Good. I promise!

(From Everyday Food magazine)

You'll need:
-vegetable oil
-NY strip steaks (I used one that was a bit more than half a pound, and I was able to make 2 sandwiches for both Jeff and me.)
-salt and pepper
-1 medium onion, sliced thin
-1/2 an apple, cored and sliced thin
-1 T. red-wine or white-wine vinegar
-1 bag (10 oz) baby spinach
-grainy, Dijon mustard
-8 slices of crusty bread, toasted

1. In a large skillet, heat 1 t. vegetable oil over medium-high. Season the steaks on both sides with salt and pepper. Cook until medium-rare, about 5 minutes per side, flipping once. Transfer to a plate and tent loosely with foil to keep it warm.
2. Add onion to pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the onion begins to soften, about 4-5 minutes. Add apples and season again. Cook until the onions and apples start to get caramelized (about 5-7 minutes). If you want this to be a bit more caramel-y and brown, sprinkle a bit of sugar over them while they're cooking. Add vinegar and any accumulated steak juices and cook until that liquid has just evaporated, about a minute. Transfer the apples and onions to a bowl and add spinach to the pan. Season with salt and pepper and cook and stir until the spinach has wilted, about 3 minutes.
3. Thinly slice steaks against the grain. Spread mustard on 4 slices of bread. Top with steak, onions and apples, and spinach. Top with remaining bread and serve immediately.


Jeff Locke said...

Holy crap, greatest sandwiches ever. Seriously.

Allen said...

Could you secretly suggest this recipe to my wife without her knowing that I requested it? Thanks, bye!

Kathy Locke said...

Allen, you guys should just come over!!! Let's play Hearts. :)