Steak And Spinach Shooter's Sandwich
Bread is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest things ever. It's impossible to name every great dish and tasty meal we've had thanks to bread, but the unbeatable champion of them all has to be the sandwich. So, what's the best thing since sliced bread? This shooter's sandwich! It's a whole entire loaf of bread filled with spinach, steak, bell pepper, balsamic onions, and cheese – a true flavor explosion you have yet to experience!
You'll Need (for 4 people):
For the steak & spinach sandwich:
- 1 round loaf of crusty bread + olive oil to drizzle on top
- 1 tbsp soft butter
- 2-3 garlic cloves, sliced
- 16 oz fresh baby spinach
- salt, pepper & nutmeg to taste
- 12-14 oz steak
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- 1 unpeeled garlic clove, smashed
- 2 tbsp herb butter
- 1 yellow bell pepper, roasted
- 4 slices provolone cheese
For the balsamic onions:
- 1 large red onion, sliced
- ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the top off the loaf of bread and hollow out the inside of the loaf.
2. Melt some butter in a pan, sweat the garlic in the butter, add the baby spinach, and season the with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Let the cooked spinach cool a bit before transferring it to the bread.
3. Season the steak with salt and pepper, transfer it to the pan with the garlic and rosemary, cook until medium rare, and let rest for 15 minutes. Place the steak on top of the spinach in the bread and spread the garlic & herb butter over it.
4. Roast the bell pepper over an open flame until the skin is completely charred. Allow the pepper to cool a bit before scraping off the charred skin with a knife. Cut it open and place it on top of the steak.
5. Sweat the red onions strips in oil until they are translucent, add the sugar, and continue to cook until they're caramelized. Deglaze the pan with balsamic vinegar and let the balsamic onions boil down. Season with salt and pepper and spread the onions on top of the bell pepper.
6. Put the provolone cheese slices on top of the onions, put the bread lid back on the loaf, and drizzle olive oil on top.
7. Wrap the stuffed bread loaf in aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. Cooking times can vary depending on the size and thickness of your bread, so keep an eye on the oven.
TIP: Turn the bread upside down and weigh it down while cooking. The weight will compress the sandwich, which will allow the flavors to spread throughout the entire loaf.
This is the perfect weeknight dinner that you and your loved ones are going to love! And how could you not? With all that gorgeous flavor from the juicy steak, caramelized balsamic onions, tender spinach, smoky bell pepper, and melted cheese, you have to try this!