Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What's for Dinner Wednesday's~

This dish was actually supposed to be for another night, but since last night's soup did not make it into the crock pot in time we improvised.  Another great thing about meal planning, we had everything for another dish on hand.

Banh Mi-Style Roast Beef Sandwiches
Serves 4

Cooking Light Gluten Free Cookbook


1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3/4 pound flank steak, trimmed
2 TBS rice vinegar
1 TBS fish sauce (such as Thai Kitchen)
1 TBS lower-sodium soy sauce (make sure it is gluten free)
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
1 C matchstick-cut carrots
1/2 C thinly sliced radishes
1 (7.5 oz) gluten-free baguette, halved lengthwise and toasted
1/2 C fresh cilantro leaves


1.  Heat a large cast-iron skillet (or any skillet) over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over steak (hubby was a little more generous with the seasonings).  Add the steak to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.  Remove steak from pan; let stand 5 minutes.  Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.
2. While steak cooks, combine vinegar and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl.  Combine carrots and radishes in a medium bowl; add 1 TBS vinegar mixture, tossing to coat.  Let vegetable mixture stand 5 minutes.  Add steak to remaining 5 TBS vinegar mixture; toss well to coat.
3 Arrange steak on bottom half of bread; top with vegetable mixture and cilantro.  Top with top half of bread; cut into 4 equal pieces.

So yummy!  You could easily stretch this to serve 8 as the 4 were huge!!



Stacey said...

You make so many good things, Lauren. I really need t work on adding diversity to our menu. I'm kind of on repeat these days.

Andrea said...

Sounds delicious! Did you have any side items with it?

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

Yum, yum, yum!!! Can't wait to make this. What brand of gluten free baguette did you use?

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Looks so fresh and tasty - what a great simple meal :-)

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

You make the yummiest meals Lauren. Looks delish!

Allison said...

I agree with Becky. You make delicious dinners and such a nice variety of foods. It's fun to try different recipes. Have a wonderful weekend Lauren and Happy Valentine's Day! Hope your cold is gone!

Mike @TheIronYou said...

I have to try that, it looks amazing! said...

Looks and sounds fabulous Lauren:)

Rustown Mom said...

Sounds different and delish! I love adding fresh garnishes to a beefy sammie - so good. (:

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

It looks delicious – can't wait to try it. Pinned!

Leslie said...

Hi Lauren,

I think key with staying healthy is variety and having a plan. You are so good at keeping a your menu varied and healthy. Flank steak is a wonderful option for beef lovers as it's so lean .. almost like chicken breast!! Sometimes my market carries it cut up for "stir fry" and I like to grab those when I can. This looks yummy and I will definitely try it! xxleslie

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Sounds amazing! I have a thing for donuts that is dangerous.. Have a great day. xo Nancy