Grilled Steak, Avocado, and Spicy Crema Sandwiches

Grilled Steak, Avocado, and Spicy Crema Sandwiches requires about 30 minutes from start to finish. This recipe serves 4. One serving contains 558 calories, 40g of protein, and 41g of fat. For $5.18 per serving, this recipe covers 30% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It works well as a pricey main course. 949 people found this recipe to be scrumptious and satisfying. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for The Fourth Of July. It is brought to you by Serious Eats. A mixture of avocados, scallions, rustic bread, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. With a spoonacular score of 95%, this dish is great. Try Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Spicy Avocado Spread, Grilled Buffalo Shrimp Sandwiches with Spicy Avocado Ranch, and Steak Fajita Stuffed Baked Potatoes with Avocado Chipotle Crema for similar recipes.

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados

1/4 cup crema or sour cream

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 tablespoon (or more to taste) hot sauce

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons juice and 1/2 teaspoon finely grated zest from 2 limes

3 tablespoons olive oil

8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices boule or rustic bread

2 scallions, finely chopped

1 1/2 pounds hanger or skirt steak

Equipment:

paper towels

kitchen thermometer

grill pan

grill

cutting board

aluminum foil

wire rack

bowl

Cooking instruction summary:

Procedures 1 For the For the Steak and Bread: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large grill pan over medium-high heat until just smoking, or, heat grill according to manufacturer’s instructions. Pat steak dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Cook, turning frequently until well-charred and an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each steak registers 125°F for medium rare or 130°F for medium, about 8 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes. 2 Meanwhile, wipe out grill pan, if using. Brush one side of each bread slice with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and cook over medium heat, 2 slices at a time, oiled side down, until golden and toasted, about 2 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack. 3 For the Avocado Spread and Crema: Remove and discard avocado pits, then scoop flesh out into large bowl. Coarsely mash with fork. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, scallions, and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In small bowl, stir together crema and and hot sauce. 4 To Assemble: Cut steak into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Spread 4 bread slices with avocado spread, then top with sliced steak. Spread remaining 4 bread slices with crema and press down on sandwich. Cut sandwiches in half and serve immediately.

 

Step by step:

For the For the Steak and Bread

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large grill pan over medium-high heat until just smoking, or, heat grill according to manufacturer’s instructions. Pat steak dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Cook, turning frequently until well-charred and an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each steak registers 125°F for medium rare or 130°F for medium, about 8 minutes total.

2. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, wipe out grill pan, if using.

4. Brush one side of each bread slice with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and cook over medium heat, 2 slices at a time, oiled side down, until golden and toasted, about 2 minutes.

5. Transfer to cooling rack.

6. For the Avocado


Spread and Crema

1. Remove and discard avocado pits, then scoop flesh out into large bowl. Coarsely mash with fork. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, scallions, and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In small bowl, stir together crema and and hot sauce.


To Assemble

1. Cut steak into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

2. Spread 4 bread slices with avocado spread, then top with sliced steak.

3. Spread remaining 4 bread slices with crema and press down on sandwich.

4. Cut sandwiches in half and serve immediately.


Nutrition Information:

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557k Calories
39g Protein
41g Total Fat
11g Carbs
32% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
557k
28%

Fat
41g
63%

  Saturated Fat
8g
55%

Carbohydrates
11g
4%

  Sugar
2g
2%

Cholesterol
114mg
38%

Sodium
471mg
21%

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Protein
39g
79%

Zinc
11mg
78%

Vitamin B12
3µg
60%

Vitamin B3
11mg
58%

Selenium
37µg
54%

Vitamin B6
1mg
51%

Vitamin K
48µg
46%

Vitamin B2
0.69mg
41%

Phosphorus
319mg
32%

Potassium
1024mg
29%

Fiber
7g
29%

Vitamin E
3mg
26%

Vitamin B5
2mg
24%

Folate
93µg
23%

Iron
3mg
21%

Vitamin C
15mg
18%

Magnesium
69mg
17%

Copper
0.34mg
17%

Manganese
0.3mg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.18mg
12%

Vitamin A
428IU
9%

Calcium
53mg
5%

Vitamin D
0.17µg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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