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

Ingredients:

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
mayonnaise

Directions:

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.

4 comments:

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