It was Thursday, I got home around 9 (the Habs were already down 3-1), the girlfriend was out for dinner with a friend and I had a decision to make. Pick up some takeout or make something at home? The aforementioned girlfriend had suggested earlier that day that I make a steak sandwich and had left the fridge stocked with all of the required ingredients, so I went to work.
Ingredients (makes 2 big sandwiches):
1 package of very thinly sliced beef (the paper thin kind)
1/2 orange pepper, sliced in thin strips
1/2 green pepper, sliced in thin strips
1 package of sliced mushrooms (standard looking 227g package)
2 cloves of garlic, diced
2 tsps of Les Herbes Salées du Bas-du-Fleuve (salt and some herbs of your choice will do if you don’t happen to have this sitting around, I only did because my girlfriend bought it last weekend)
1 green onion, chopped
steak spice, ground pepper, chili flakes
To make it:
1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Sautee the green onion (save a bit for the meat) and garlic in a bit of olive oil over medium heat.
3. After about 4 minutes add the mushrooms, herbes salées and cracked black pepper to taste and stir fry.
4. Once the mushrooms have just begun to soften, add the peppers and continue stir frying until the mushrooms as soft as you like them (at this point the peppers should still have some crunch to them).
5. In the meantime, heat a bit of olive oil and some green onion over medium high heat. Add the meat, separating each strip and adding them one at a time as shown in the picture. Add a couple dashes of steak spice and some chili flakes.
6. Stir fry the meat until it changes colour. It won’t take long at all, about 3 minutes. Be careful not to overcook it, you don’t want dry meat.
7. Now all you need to do is assemble the sandwich. Add your cheese of choice (I used Swiss) to your bread of choice and layer the meat on top. Heat in the oven wrapped in foil for about 5 minutes, just enough to warm the bread and melt the cheese a bit (or more if you want).
8. After warming in the oven, add the vegetables on top of the meat and serve (I also added some Frank’s red hot sauce to give it some extra kick).
Consume with beer or another beverage of your choice in front of the TV while wondering how your favourite hockey team manages to make an inherently exciting game look so boring.
Simple as that! It doesn’t take much time and it’s better than 95% of takeout. That’s two Thursdays in a row of horrible hockey and good eats. Here’s to hoping only one of those trends continues.