Ciabatta Flank Steaks with Spicy Cheese Sauce
Just wanted to sneak one more recipe to share with you just in time for Father’s day. We can never do enough for Dad on their special day because just like Mom’s they do all that they can do to give, help, protect and cherish their children, family and loved ones all the time.
I made these Ciabatta Flank Steak sandwiches for my hubby the other night, and he loved them, so that made me happy of course. They are easy to make, and very tasty, I think any Dad who loves steak, cheese, and a little spice will love this recipe.
Happy Father’s Day one more time to all you great amazing, hard-working, loving fathers out there, and let it be known that you are appreciated all the time.
- 4 whole grain Ciabatta Buns
- 4-6 flank steaks
- 1 red pepper sliced
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 1″ piece of fresh ginger grated real fine
- 6-8 fresh mushrooms of your choice sliced
- ½ red onion sliced
- 1 tbsp. teriyaki sauce
- Juice from 1 fresh lime
- ⅛ tsp. each of sea salt and black pepper
- ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 cups either low sodium chicken stock or beef stock
- 2-1/2- 3 tbsp. flour or cornstarch
- 2 tbsp hot salsa
- ½ tsp.pepper
- ½ crushed red pepper flake
- 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
- Slice ciabatta bread and place onto a baking tray spread unsalted buttery spread by smart balance on each half sprinkle with a small amount of salt free garlic and herb set aside.
- Season flank steaks with sea salt, pepper, fine grated ginger, crushed red pepper, teriyaki sauce, and lime juice, set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes, get the rest of the ingredients ready in the mean time.
- Slice up red onions, mushrooms, and red peppers.
- Heat up olive oil in a large skillet, chop garlic and toss in, cook for 1 minute, add onions and mushrooms saute for 2 minutes add steaks and cook on each side for about 4-5 minutes on medium heat till nicely browned.
- In a sauce pot melt butter on medium heat, whisk in flour, for 1 minutes till it has a nutty fragrant smell.
- Whisk in stock, and bring to a low boil, until it starts to thicken, about 5-7 minutes, reduce heat add in salsa, I like to process mine so there are no chunks, add pepper, and grated cheese stir till it melts, add parmesan cheese, stir in and remove from heat.
- Toast the ciabatta bread in the oven under a high broiler for 1-2 minutes till just lightly toasted, than remove from the oven, add a slice of steak, I fold mine nicely to fit the bun, top with some sautéed onions and mushrooms, add a few sliced red pepper, and 2 tbsp. of the cheese sauce, add pepper to taste if desired, my husband loves pepper, than serve.