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Sliced Steak BLTs with Jalapeo Chimichurri

Serves 4

Originally aired

INGREDIENTS
  • 12 slices good quality smoky bacon
  • 1 1/4 pounds flank or flatiron steak 1-inch-thick, at room temperature
  • Steak seasoning (optional)
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 4 jalapeo chile peppers, seeded
  • 1 shallot or 1/4 red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 1 cup loosely packed flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh or 1 teaspoon (about 1/3 palmful) dried marjoram or oregano
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 8 slices whole grain or white bread, toasted
  • 1 bunch watercress, stemmed
  • 1 large tomato, thickly sliced
PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 375F. Arrange the bacon on a broiler pan and bake until crisp, 15-18 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Season the steak with the steak seasoning, if using (otherwise, use coarse salt and pepper), and drizzle with a little EVOO. Grill the meat, turning once, for 8 minutes for medium-rare. Remove from the heat and let rest, then thinly slice on an angle against the grain.

Using a food processor, pulse 1/3 cup EVOO, jalapeo, shallot (or onion), garlic, cilantro, parsley, marjoram (or oregano), lime juice and vinegar into a chimichurri sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

To serve, arrange the sliced steak on the toast. Top with the watercress, bacon, tomato, lots of chimichurri and the remaining toast.

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