Friday, August 5, 2011

Gluten Free Friday ~ Herbed Goat Cheese and Flank Steak Sandwiches

Any recipe that includes goat cheese always grabs my attention, but one that also includes caramelized onions AND sweet, vine-ripe, summer tomatoes, practically demands that I try it at home.  This photo is of a meal I made last summer, but lost track of the recipe, and never shared it with you here.  The memory of its deliciousness, though, is strong, so I was determined to figure it out. (I have the picture ~ how hard could it be?) It's going on the menu plan for this week, and I can hardly wait!  This is actually an open-faced sandwich that is quickly broiled before serving.  I used a gluten free hamburger roll for the bread and served them with a side salad.

Herbed Goat Cheese and Flank Steak Sandwiches


grilled flank steak (great use of leftovers!)
gluten free hamburger rolls/french bread/or sandwich bread
herbed goat cheese (pre-packaged or made yourself)
1-2 onions, sliced in rings
butter or olive oil for sauteeing onions
2-3 tomatoes, sliced


Bake or grill flank steak ~ or get out your leftover steak! Saute the onion slowly in olive oil/butter until softened or "caramelized." Toast the gluten free rolls a bit and set aside. (Toasting ALWAYS makes gluten free bread more palatable and less crumbly!) Slice tomatoes while bread is toasting.

Spread mayonnaise on rolls, then layer a tomato slice, flank steak, onions, and goat cheese.  Place open faced sandwiches on a baking sheet.  Bake for 10-15 at 350 degrees.  Then, turn on broiler, and place baking sheet underneath until goat cheese is slightly browned on edges.

Homemade Herbed Goat Cheese:

1 11 oz. log of soft goat cheese
3 Tbsp finely chopped Italian parsley
2 tsp finely chopped rosemary
1 tsp minced/pressed garlic
1/2 tsp lemon zest
salt and coarse pepper

Place goat cheese in a bowl and fold in next 5 ingredients until thoroughly combined.  Refrigerate, if desired, to make more firm and easier to "crumble" onto the tops of the sandwiches.


Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm really inspired by your kitchen lately! :) Baby #4 is really getting some good cookin!!! :)

Melanie said...

Baby #4????? That's AWESOME! How did I miss this? Or is this my announcement?!?! So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

I am going to make this over the weekend for Jack's birthday. The flank steak is already marinating. Looks wonderful. Blue skies from K&J

Anonymous said...

An update...we just finished the meal and everyone cleaned their plates...they were HAPPY plates! Delicious! Love, K&J