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Churrasco Steak Sandwich

Churrasco Steak SandwichRecipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups lightly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
5 cloves garlic - divided use
1 boneless top sirloin steak, 1-inch thick (about 1 pound)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 medium red bell pepper, cut in half
4 hoagie rolls, split, toasted
4 slices provolone, Manchego or Chihuahua cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place parsley and 4 cloves garlic in food processor or blender container. Cover; process until finely chopped. Add lime juice, oil and salt; process just until just blended. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Mince remaining clove garlic and rub over both sides of beef steak.
  3. Place steak in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange bell pepper around steak.
  4. Grill steak, covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 13 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F | 62.7°C) to medium (160°F | 71.1°C) doneness, turning occasionally.
  5. Grill bell pepper 6 to 8 minutes (gas grill times remain the same), or until tender, turning occasionally.
  6. Carve steak into thin slices. Cut pepper halves into strips. Season beef and peppers with salt and pepper.
  7. To Assemble: Spread cut sides of rolls with parsley mixture. Evenly layer beef, pepper strips and cheese over parsley mixture. Close sandwich. Place sandwiches back on grill; grill, covered, 2 to 3 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 539; Total Fat: 24g; Saturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 89mg; Total Carbs: 39g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 41g; Sodium: 780mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.