Chipotle Grilled Steak Sandwich

READY IN: 55mins




  • Peel plantains, and cut in half widthwise, then cut in half lengthwise.
  • In a large pot or deep-fryer, preheat vegetable oil to 325°F.
  • Add the plaintains to the oil, and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Remove them and place on a flat surface.
  • Increase heat to 375°F.
  • With a metal flat spatula, press down onto the plantains until they are flat, less than 1/4 of an inch.
  • Using a knife to help scrape the plantain off the spatula, deep-fry the plantains again for 3 minutes.
  • Pull them out and season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine the breadcrumbs, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, paprika, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder to create Cajun spice.
  • Dip each piece of steak into 4 ounces melted butter and then into the Cajun spice, covering both sides of the steak.
  • Spread the remaining melted butter onto a flat top or metal skillet, place the steak on top and cook on both sides until medium or preferred degree of doneness.
  • After the steak is done, slice it thinly against the grain.
  • Combine the mayonnaise and chipotle sauce to make the Chipotle Mayonnaise.
  • Onions: In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Slice the onion very thinly.
  • Place in the flour mixture. Squeeze the slices of onion as you are mixing them with the flour mixture. Shake off the excess flour.
  • Drop a little bit of onions into 375 F oil at a time to prevent sticking together. Cook for 1 minute and 30 seconds or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Build a sandwich by layering 1 fried plantain, 1 tbsp chipotle mayonnaise (spread coast to coast on bottom plantain), sliced steak, and 1/3 cup of shredded cheese. Place under the broiler for 1 or 2 minutes or use the microwave to melt the cheese. Then continue layering 1/2 cup of fried onion, 1 more tbsp chipotle mayonnaise, spread coast to coast on top plantain.
  • Cut sandwich in half before serving.