The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach right? Well in my experience, steak is one of the fastest ways  to get there. Men love steak. Sometimes a simple, well cooked steak on the grill is just the ticket. Other times I feel the need to change things up a bit. Now I don’t know about you, but I love a good sandwich. I don’t know, there is just something about all the flavors on there working together into a tasty combination. So when I saw this recipe for a grilled beef steak sandwich from Canada Beef I thought it would be the perfect meal to satisfy both me and my husband. If you have a steak lover in your family, this is a great way to give them what they love with a little twist.  The key to this recipe is in the beef, be sure to choose high quality Canadian beef. Either a beef inside round cut or sirloin tip marinating steak. I used the sirloin tip. The onions on top add a punch of flavor and because we are cheese lovers we also added some melted pepper jack cheese to the top.  You can serve it in a roll as we did or open-face style as the recipe directs.

3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) red wine vinegar
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp (2 mL) salt and hot pepper flakes
1 lb (500 g) Beef Inside Round or Sirloin Tip Marinating Steak/Medallions
1 sweet onion (e.g. Vidalia), sliced
1 whole wheat or regular baguette, quartered and halved lengthwise
½ bunch arugula, trimmed
  1. Combine 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and hot pepper flakes in sealable freezer bag. Set aside 2 tbsp (30 mL) of marinade. Using fork, pierce meat all over; add to marinade in bag. Refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours.
  2. Remove steak from bag and pat dry with paper towel. Discard used marinade. Grill steak over medium-high heat, about 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let steak rest on carving board for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, pan-fry onion in remaining oil over medium heat in non-stick skillet for 10 minutes or until softened and golden. Toss with reserved marinade.
  4. Slice steak thinly on the diagonal. Drape slices of steak on each baguette bottom piece. Top each with warm onions and arugula.