Steak & Pepper Tartines with Arugula Salad


These open-face, knife-and-fork steak sandwiches are topped with Gruyère cheese to make them reminiscent of a Philly cheesesteak. If you can't find shaved sandwich steak in your grocery store, try slicing a flank steak very thin.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 3 cups presliced fresh bell pepper-and-onion mix (10 ounces)

  • 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar plus 2 tablespoons, divided

  • 1 pound shaved sandwich steak

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided, plus more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ cup shredded Gruyère or provolone cheese

  • 8 cups baby arugula (5 ounces)

  • 4 slices crusty whole-wheat bread (1/2 inch thick), lightly toasted

  • 8 teaspoons prepared horseradish aioli or horseradish sauce


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers and onions and cook, stirring often, until softened and starting to brown in spots, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in 2 teaspoons vinegar. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add steak, season with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring and pulling apart with tongs or a fork, until no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Return the vegetables to the pan, stir to combine. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and remove from heat.

  3. Toss arugula in a large bowl with the remaining 3 tablespoons oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

  4. Spread each piece of bread with 2 teaspoons aioli (or sauce) and top with one-fourth (about 1 cup) of the steak mixture. Serve the tartines with the arugula salad. Sprinkle with more pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

501 Calories
31g Fat
21g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 tartine & 1 1/2 cups greens
Calories 501
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 34g 67%
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Vitamin A 1228IU 25%
Vitamin C 28mg 31%
Folate 57mcg 14%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Calcium 272mg 21%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 65mg 16%
Potassium 456mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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