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Smyth Steak Sandwiches

Smyth Steak Sandwiches

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 33 mins to 37 mins
  • Grill 5 mins to 6 mins

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Crumbled blue cheese adds salty punch to Smyth Steak Sandwiches at The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups thinly sliced onion (4 large)
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound beef tenderloin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 4 sourdough buns or kaiser rolls, split


  1. For caramelized onion: In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onion. Cook, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover; stir in thyme, sugar, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-high heat for 14 to 16 minutes more or until onions are extremely tender and golden. Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat crosswise into four slices. Place each slice between two pieces of plastic wrap. Use the flat-side of a meat mallet or a rolling pin to lightly pound meat to 1/2-inch thickness. Discard plastic wrap. Season beef with 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  3. For charcoal grill: Place meat on rack of uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill steak for 3 minutes, turning once halfway through. (For a gas grill: Preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place meat on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as directed.) Remove meat from grill. Top each steak evenly with the reserved caramelized onions and blue cheese. Return meat to grill. Grill 2 to 3 minutes more or until cheese begins to melt.
  4. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons butter on a griddle over medium heat. Lay two buns, cut sides down on griddle pan. Toast buns for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining butter and buns.
  5. Serve steaks on toasted buns.

Nutrition Facts

(Smyth Steak Sandwiches)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Niacin (mg) 5, chol. (mg) 122, Riboflavin (mg) 1, Fat, total (g) 43, carb. (g) 44, Thiamin (mg) 0, pro. (g) 33, vit. C (mg) 8, calcium (mg) 242, fiber (g) 3, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, Monounsaturated fat (g) 15, Folate (µg) 93, sat. fat (g) 21, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, cal. (kcal) 696, sugar (g) 7, iron (mg) 5, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, vit. A (IU) 534, Potassium (mg) 594, sodium (mg) 1421

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