I love fancy cheese. When I went Vegan earlier this year, the thing I missed the most was fn and fancy cheeses. This recipe is one of the easiest and yummiest ones that I have made. I am not a huge meat eater and I will rarely ever eat just a plain steak, so when we end up with steaks in our meat drawer I am always looking for something to do with them. My go to recipe for steak is fajitas, but we eat A LOT of Mexican food and I was looking for something else to do with this round of steak so I decided to try some yummy sandwiches.
The most important thing to remember when using steak for sandwiches or fajitas is to cut it across the grain. This makes it easier to take bites and break off pieces with just your teeth. What you need to do is look at your steak and see which way the “grain” is. When you slice it you will be able to see these grain lines running up and down each slice. If you aren’t sure which way you should cut, cut a thin slice off of two sides and then see if you can see the lines. You want it to look like the slices in the photo below.
After you have your steaks all sliced up just put them in a hot pan with some seasonings. I knew that I wanted the flavor of my sandwiches to be very blue cheesy, so I simply used garlic and pepper. You could use any flavor profile that you like depending on what else you are going to put on your sandwiches. If you wanted to add grilled mushrooms and onions you could use a traditional steak seasoning. If you were going to add sauted peppers and onions you could use a Mexican seasoning. It is a really versatile and easy to customize dish!
Once my meat was cooked to about medium rare I topped it with the blue cheese and then covered it with a pot lid. This is a sure fire way to get your cheese all melty and really oozing through your meat. While the cheese melted I toasted some regular hamburger buns. Once they were toasty I used a spatula to move the meat and cheese goodness straight onto the bun. I served mine with some tater tots and called it a good night!