~ Open Faced Steak and Cheese Sandwich ~
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Arugula sauce, perfectly cooked steak, buttery mushrooms and loads of Bothwell’s Black Truffle Monterey Jack cheese on a baguette – could there be anything better? If you answered ‘no’, then I like you 😉 This open-faced sandwich is total comfort food. The best way to eat this delicious sandwich? Dig in with a knife and fork! This one is hearty and super satisfying.
I love a good sandwich. I remember a long time ago being in high school (don’t even ask how long ago) and one of my favourite packed lunches was a sliced cheese and butter sandwich. That’s it. Cheese + butter…and bread, of course. It wasn’t toasted or anything and beyond basic, but did it hit the spot? Oh yeah!
I was dating my then boyfriend, now husband, at the time. My hubby’s father made the best cheese sandwiches and he would always send one my way. He has since passed; he was the sweetest man you could ever meet. I think that simple cheese sandwich holds a place in my heart because he made them, with love, and he meant a lot to me.
These days my tastes have matured quite a bit, but there will always be a special place for that cheese and butter sandwich
Black Truffle Monterey Jack Cheese by Bothwell
Guys, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you probably know just how much I love all varieties of cheese. One of my favourites has been Dragon’s Breath blue cheese but this Black Truffle Monterey Jack has creeped into my faves. I just love those strong flavours. Apparently, my family does too. After using the cheese for this sandwich, I gifted them some. I’m gonna pick up more (and not share this time, lol).
This month I’m bringing you a gorgeous Monterey Jack cheese from Manitoba. It’s made by Bothwell Cheese and they have been making quality cheese since 1936!! They use Canadian milk from local farms, which means no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Sounds pretty good to me!
Throughout this Monterey Jack cheese, you’ll find pieces of Italian black summer truffles. The cheese itself is creamy and melts wonderfully (and who doesn’t love melty cheese atop a sandwich?) The truffles add a delicious, pungent, earthy flavour. I couldn’t think of a better cheese to pair with this savoury steak and mushroom sandwich.
There are only a couple of steps and this delicious sandwich could be yours.
To make the arugula sauce, you simply whiz up the ingredients in a mini food processor. The recipe yields more than enough for two sandwiches. The arugula sauce is delicious on its own! The freshness from the arugula and lemon work so well with the hearty flavours found in this sandwich.
I sautéed my mushrooms and cooked the steak in a cast iron pan and that’s what I recommend you do too. Nothing like steak in cast iron, is there?
Top your sandwich was lots of cheese and broil for a couple of minutes. Then, dig in! I like to use a knife and fork for this one cause it’s substantial and oh so good!
This has got to be one of the best things that I’ve eaten to date…and I don’t say that lightly. You have got to try this one!
Hope you love this steak and cheese sandwich made with delicious Canadian cheese! Tell me, what’s your favourite type of cheese to put on a sandwich?
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