These steak “parfaits” will turn you dinner into a dynamic dish! With alternating textures of tender sliced beef shoulder center steak, fresh spinach, creamy cheese and a crunchy crostini you’re going to be delighted by what this recipe has to offer. Enjoy!
2 beef shoulder center steaks (ranch), cut 3/4 inch thick (about 8 ounces each)
2 medium red bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise
6 slices (1/4 inch thick) baguette bread, cut diagonally about 5 inches long
1 clove garlic
Salt and ground black pepper
2 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup chopped Spanish olives
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoon shaved manchego cheese
Cilantro sprigs (optional)
Marinade & Dressing:
1/2 cup reduced fat prepared olive oil vinaigrette
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Combine marinade and dressing ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steaks and 1/4 cup marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for dressing.
2. Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steaks and bell peppers on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill steaks, uncovered, 9 to 11 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Grill peppers, covered, 7 to 10 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. A few minutes before steaks are done, place bread slices on grid. Grill until lightly toasted, turning once. Cut 1 end off garlic clove; rub cut end evenly over both sides of toasted bread.
3. Carve steak into thin slices; season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Dice bell peppers. Place 1 bread slice upright in each of 6 (1-cup) martini glasses or straight-sided glasses. Layer with equal amounts of spinach, peppers, steak, olives, chopped cilantro and reserved dressing. Top with cheese shavings. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.
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