Jack@$$ Sandwich.

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As my husband and I work, we talk online throughout the day. We’re not texters. And I’m not a phone person. Phones should exist in order to call 911 or to tell your significant other to pick up milk at the store on the way home. Chris is actually more of a phone person than I am. When he calls me, he rambles on about something he could easily tell me at home while in the back of my head I’m wondering, is there a point to this phone call? And then I ask him “Is there a point to this phone call?” And he replies “Actually, no there isn’t.” And we hang up. Anyway, one basic question he repeats over and over and over and OVER is, “What’s for dinner tonight?”

Sometimes, he changes the wording of the question as follows:

“Did you have any ideas for dinner?”

“What did you have in mind for dinner?”

“Dinner? Ideas? Any?”

“I’m craving some steak…”

“CHRIS WANT STEAK! MUST HAVE STEAK NOW! ROOOAAARRRR!!!”

I might’ve exaggerated that last one a bit. Though, it’s odd he thinks about dinner before lunchtime.

I just updated the name because I was told I needed a cool title. The ‘Jack’ part from the Monterey JACK cheese, and the @$$ part because of the Horseradish, but instead of horse, I said @$$ instead.

Sirloin Steak Sandwiches

printable recipe

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 lb. Sirloin Steak, 1” thick
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1/4 green pepper, sliced
  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp. horseradish
  • 4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 hamburger buns

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Generously coat both sides of steak with salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tbsp. butter on medium high heat on skillet. Sear both sides of steak, about 4 minutes per side. Place steak on baking pan and bake for 20 minutes, flipping over once after 10 minutes. Take out of oven, let rest for about 5 minutes before cutting against the grain in thin slices.

2) Once the steak is in the oven, use the same skillet for sautéing peppers and onions. Sauté until onions are translucent and caramelized. Turn heat off and set peppers and onions aside.

3) Combine mayo and horseradish together, add salt and pepper to taste. Spread on one side of each hamburger bun. Add sliced steak, cheese, and top with peppers and onions. Serve.

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Sweet Potato Fries

printable recipe

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut in thick wedges
  • oil, salt, pepper

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Generously coat potato wedges with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway (at the same time you would put the steak in the oven). Serve.

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Is it just me, or aren’t sweet potatoes supposed to be red-looking? Am I thinking about yams?

Well, if yours are red, horray! Or if they look like mine, that’s ok too, since they came out fine.

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Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Generously coat potato wedges with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway (at the same time you would put the steak in the oven). Serve.

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Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Generously coat both sides of steak with salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tbsp. butter on medium high heat on skillet. Sear both sides of steak, about 4 minutes per side.

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Place steak on baking pan and bake for 20 minutes, flipping over once after 10 minutes.

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Slice onions.

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And peppers.

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Once the steak is in the oven, use the same skillet for sautéing peppers and onions. Sauté until onions are translucent and caramelized. Turn heat off and set peppers and onions aside.

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Combine mayo and horseradish together, add salt and pepper to taste.

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Shred about 4 oz. of Monterey Jack cheese.

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Take steak out of oven, let rest for about 5 minutes before cutting against the grain in thin slices. Steak should be medium doneness. It’s rare enough for him, and cooked enough for me.

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Spread horseradish sauce on one side of each hamburger bun. Add sliced steak,

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cheese,

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and top with peppers and onions.

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Serve.

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With sweet potato fries, of course.

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Now quit buggin me about steak!

12 Thoughts on “Jack@$$ Sandwich.

  1. Is he Italian? Because as an Italian I can tell you that we are famous for worrying about dinner before we even have lunch. And while we eat said dinner, we are already talking about what we are going to have for dinner the next day! =)

    As for the sweet potatoes… they usually are red. Or at least they are here in Florida!

  2. No, he’s just a pig. I say that in the most loving way possible. I’m a pig too though. But no ounce of Italian in him, at least that I know of.

    I think he just needs a reason to come home after work everyday….haha :P

  3. LOL!! HAHAHA that name is funny candy!! i cant stop laughing!! btw ye sandwich sound great!! yummm!!

  4. Nora – the previous name “steak sandwich with onions, peppers, monterey jack cheese and horseradish sauce’ was too long. so my friend told me to make up a new name, haha. I’m glad you like it! :P

  5. I love your sandwich and sweet potato fries!

    And finally someone who is like me: I am not a phone person too! I hate phones!

  6. April in CT on September 17, 2009 at 7:55 pm said:

    Glad to know a couple of fellow phone haters (Hi Karine!)! My hubs will call and chatter on and the whole time I’m thinking “Can’t you tell me in 5 minutes when you get home?”. I could be sitting bored off my horseradish and the phone will ring and I’ll think of 47 thousand things I need to be doing all because the person calling wants to rattle on. UGH

    I love sweet potato fries especially with a little cayenne sprinkled on! The sandwich looks fabulous!

  7. Karin – I never knew there were other people who hated the phone. This is great. Now I don’t feel so abnormal anymore! :P

    April – Another fellow phone hater, hehe. Bored off your horseradish, that’s a good one. That is my biggest reason why I don’t like phones, I have to stop everything I’m doing and just. sit. there. and. listen. and. respond. I can’t multitask. Unless it’s a long lost friend or relative trying to catch up, that I can sit down for.

    BTW, cayenne sounds like a great idea on sweet potato fries. I’ll do that next time.

  8. That is one really nice looking steak sandwich!

  9. I shouldn’t be getting hungry at midnight, but after this blog I’m tempted to go out and buy a sirloin! I make sweet potatoes a lot, and at least down here in TX, they have a lot more color. They’re a rich orange, but not quite red. As long as the flavor is good, it doesn’t matter what color!

  10. Thank you Kevin!

    Laura – I’m starting to think I didn’t buy sweet potatoes, and probably bought something totally different. Like a fancy, specialty potato by accident. I’ll have to go to the store and look again. But you’re right, they were sweet, so it doesn’t matter what color they are :)

  11. Beef steak has always been my all time favorite dish and i am always looking for some new recipes that has steak as the main ingredient..**

  12. That happened to me too, I thought I bought sweet potatoes, came home and sliced one up and it was white. I was very confused LOL never did figure it out. This is in California.

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