Recipe by EdsGirlAngie
These steaks flavored with onions and red wine are called garlic "nailed" steaks because a small meat mallet is typically used to "nail" the garlic slices into the steak. If you like drama, go for it, but I usually just push the garlic in with my finger - it doesn't really stay in too well anyway. Regardless, this is an awesome way to enjoy your next steak sandwich. They're quick, satisfying and totally delicious.
- 1⁄2 lb sandwich steak (the ones sliced about 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 -3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (or more)
- 1⁄2 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 cup red wine
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
- 2 crusty sandwich buns
Directions See How It's Made
- Lay out steaks on a work surface and to be traditional,"nail" the garlic slices into the steak on both sides (about a clove per steak, more if you like).
- If this isn't your style, just push the garlic slices in with your finger.
- In about 1-1/2 tablespoons of butter, fry each steak for 3 to 4 minutes, turning once.
- Remove to a dish and reserve.
- To the skillet add the other 1-1/2 tablespoon butter and the sliced onion.
- Saute until onion is golden, then transfer onions to the same dish as the steaks and reserve.
- Pour the red wine into the skillet used to cook the steaks and onions; scrape up the browned bits and simmer over medium-high heat until liquid is reduced by about half (this doesn't take too long--).
- Return the steaks and onions to this skillet, season with salt and pepper, and cook another minute on both sides of steaks, until warmed through.
- Serve steaks and onions on warmed crusty sandwich rolls.