March 21, 2009

Dill Rubbed Steak & Cucumber Pita Sandwiches



2 lbs 1 1/2 inch thick top round steak (sometimes labeled as "London broil")

for the dry rub:
1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt
1 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 1/2 tablespoons dried dill weed
1 tablespoon white pepper

to serve:
pita
cucumber salad

Directions:
In a small bowl, stir together the dry rub. Rub on both sides of the steak and allow to to sit about 20 minutes. Grill on preheated indoor grill (it took only 7 minutes at 450 using my countertop grill) or Alternately, grill outside or cook on the stove top in a skillet until desired doneness. Remove to a platter, tent with foil and allow to sit for 5 minutes before thinly slicing it against the grain and on a sharp angle. Serve in a pita with cucumber salad.



Yield: 4-6 sandwiches

My thoughts:
I know you hardly need a recipe to know how to make a sandwich, but this one was so good I had to share. I am actually not much of a sandwich person myself but lately I have been craving and creating interesting sandwich combinations. This is one of my new favorites. The seasonings on the meat echo the flavorings of the cucumber salad and they combine to create a really flavorful, juicy sandwich. Top round steak is a great, economical choice if you are craving something beefy. It is full flavored and quite tender when cooked medium-rare and sliced diagonally against the grain. Another bonus is that I frequently can find top round steak on sale for about $2 a lb. Alternately a flat iron or skirt steak would work well instead. And imagine how impressed people will be when you reveal that the sandwich is entirely homemade, right down to the pita!

4 comments:

  1. Yum! I bet that would be tasty as a grilled sandwich too. By the way, love the blue nailpolish!

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  2. This sounds really good - I love pita bread and this sounds like a fantastic sandwich.

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  3. Oh yum! I love dill and steak!

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  4. What a great combination! We eat a ton of steak, lots of sandwiches, but not really steak sandwiches (maybe b/c I didn't have a good enough recipe for inspiration?). Thanks!

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