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Balsamic Steak Sandwich


Carve Premium Ontario Beef Balsamic Steak Sandwich



With sweet balsamic marinated steak, chipotle mayonnaise, caramelized onions and rich Gruyère cheese, this loaded Carve Premium Ontario Beef steak sandwich is an explosion of yummy flavours in every bite.


Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes (+ 4 hours 5 minutes standing time)

Serves: 12




Balsamic Marinated Steak:

12 (6 oz each) Carve Premium Ontario Beef AAA – Striploins

1/2 cup (4 oz) balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup (2 oz) olive oil

1 tbsp (0.5 oz) brown sugar

4 cloves garlic, minced (1 oz)

4 tsp (1 oz) salt

4 tsp (0.5 oz) pepper


Chipotle Aioli:

1 cup (8 oz) mayonnaise

1/4 cup (4 oz) puréed canned chipotles in adobo sauce (about 8 chipotles)

2 tbsp (1 oz) lime juice

1/2 tsp (0.1 oz) salt



12 ciabatta buns, split and toasted to order

6 cups (4.8 oz) arugula

3 cups (12 oz) caramelized onions

12 slices (15 oz) Gruyère cheese

Fries or house salad, for serving




  1. Balsamic Marinated Steak: Stir together vinegar, oil, brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper; marinate steaks for at least 4 hours or up to overnight in refrigerator. 
  2. Grill steaks to order over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until instant-read thermometer inserted in center of registers 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare or until cooked as desired. Let stand for 5 minutes; slice thinly.
  3. Chipotle Aioli: Stir together mayonnaise, puréed chipotles, lime juice and salt. Store refrigerated until ready to serve.
  4. Assembly: For each serving, assemble 1 sliced steak in toasted ciabatta bun with 1 1/2 tbsp (0.8 oz) chipotle mayonnaise, 1/2 cup (0.4 oz) arugula, 1/4 cup (1 oz) caramelized onions and 1 slice (1.25 oz) Gruyère cheese.
  5. Serve with fries or house salad.



• Use prepared caramelized onions, or slowly cook sliced onions over medium-low heat for 25 to 35 minutes in butter or until dark brown, tender and caramelized.

• For even cooking, start steak at room temperature.


Nutrition Facts

Per 1 sandwich (1/12 recipe)

Calories 840

Fat 45g

Saturated Fat 14g

Trans Fat 0.5g

Cholesterol 135mg

Sodium 1790mg

Carbohydrate 47g

Fibre 2g

Sugars 8g

Protein 60g


* Note – nutrition information does not include fries or house salad.


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