Meal Kit

Ciabatta Steak Sandwich with Bacon Aioli

and oven fries

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 6 days

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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Ciabatta sounds and tastes like the Ancient Romans discovered the recipe rolling dough in the hot sun, or maybe something Donatello munched on while sculpting his marble. (The Renaissance artist, not the Ninja Turtle. The Ninja Turtle eats pizza.) Ciabatta makes the perfect vessel for this meaty sandwich, the bread's texture and the bacon aioli coming together like a dream. Not everything needs to be “aged to perfection.”

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Russet Potatoes
  • 10 oz. Steak Strips
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
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    2 Ciabattas
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    1.26 oz. Mayonnaise
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    ½ oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ oz. Crumbled Bacon
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    2 tsp. Natural Beef Flavor Demi-Glace Concentrate
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using 20 oz. steak strips, follow same instructions as 10 oz. steak strips, working in batches if necessary. There may be filling leftover.

  • If using sliced pork, pat dry, coarsely chop, then separate pieces. Stir occasionally until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare Ingredients and Roast Fries

    Stem bell pepper, halve, seed, and remove ribs. Cut into 1/4" strips.

    Cut potatoes into 1/2" fries and pat dry.

    Place fries on prepared baking sheet and toss with 4 tsp. olive oil. Spread into a single layer.

    Roast in hot oven until lightly browned and tender, 28-30 minutes, gently flipping once halfway through.

    While fries roast, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Make the Bacon Aioli

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add bacon to hot, dry pan. Stir occasionally until warmed through and crispy, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Transfer bacon to a mixing bowl and combine with mayonnaise and red pepper flakes (to taste). Set aside.

    If aioli is too thick, add water, 1/2 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

    Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  3. 3

    Cook the Steak Strip Mixture

    Pat steak strips dry. Coarsely chop, then separate pieces.

    Return pan used to crisp bacon to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add steak strips, bell peppers, and a pinch of salt and pepper to hot pan. Cook undisturbed until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes.

    Then, stir occasionally until bell peppers are tender, no pink remains on steak, and steak strips reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 3-4 minutes.

    Add demi-glace and stir until combined, 60-90 seconds.

    If pan is too dry, add water, 1 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

    Remove from burner. Rest, 3 minutes.

  4. 4

    Toast Ciabatta and Coat Fries

    Separate ciabatta, if necessary.

    Place ciabatta directly on oven rack in hot oven, cut-side down, and toast until golden-brown, 2-3 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven.

    After 28-30 minutes, carefully remove fries from oven. Transfer to another mixing bowl and toss with 1/4 tsp. salt and cheese until coated. Fries will be hot! Use a utensil.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, spreading aioli on bottom ciabatta bun and topping with steak strip mixture and top ciabatta bun. Garnish fries with any remaining cheese from mixing bowl. Bon appétit!

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