Chopped Steak Grilled Cheese


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      15 min

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Love Your Leftovers

Love Your Leftovers

By Nick Evans

Published 2014

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There is nothing particularly fancy about this dish, but it’s a perfect use for leftover flank steak. The key is to make sure you use sturdy bread and also chop up the steak into bite-size pieces. Dicing the steak makes it easy to take a bite of the sandwich without pulling out a huge strip of steak. For 15 minutes of work, I’m not sure if it gets any better than this.


  • 6 ounces flank steak
  • ¼ red onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 slices thick, sturdy bread
  • 3-4 ounces (1 cup) grated Pepper Jack cheese


    1. Slice flank steak thinly and then chop it into bite-size pieces. This makes it easier to chew in sandwich form. Slice red onion as thin as possible.
    2. Generously butter one side each of your four pieces of bread.
    3. Place a large skillet over medium heat. To make each sandwich, place one piece of bread, butter side down, on the skillet. Quickly add a thin layer of cheese, chopped steak, more grated cheese, onions, and any other add-ins you wish. Top the sandwich with another piece of bread, butter side up.
    4. Cook the sandwich on medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes per side. If the bread is browning too quickly, turn down the heat and flip it regularly.
    5. The sandwich is done when the bread is nicely browned and the cheese is completely melted.