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    Minute steak sandwiches with pesto and grilled vegetables

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    Serves 4
    Preparation 10 mins
    Cooking 5 mins

    Food units per serve: 1 unit protein, 1 unit bread, 1 unit vegetables and 1 unit fat

    These super-quick steak sandwiches with pesto and grilled vegetables are a satisfying lunch. The perfect sandwich recipe for the whole family. If you have a spare dairy unit, you might like to add 25 g shaved parmesan for the perfect steak sandwich.

    Ingredients

    • Zucchini, 2 medium, trimmed and sliced on the diagonal
    • Red capsicum, 1 capsicum(s), trimmed, seeded and cut into thick slices
    • Olive oil spray, 1 spray(s)
    • Beef silverside minute steak, extra lean, raw, 400 g, 4 x 100 g steaks (beef or veal)
    • Mixed grain bread, 4 slice(s)
    • Basil pesto, 2 tablespoon(s)
    • Tomato, 2 medium , thinly sliced (optional)
    • Watercress, 1 handful(s)

    Instructions

    1. Heat a chargrill plate or heavy-based frying pan over medium–high heat. Spray the zucchini and capsicum with olive oil. Cook the zucchini for 3–4 minutes, turning once, or until lightly charred and tender, then set aside. Cook the capsicum for 4–5 minutes, turning once, or until lightly charred and tender, then set aside. Cook the steak for 1 minute on each side or until cooked through but still a little pink in the middle.
    2. Lay out the bread slices on a board and spread with pesto. Divide the zucchini and tomato (if using) among the slices, then cut the steaks into two or three pieces and place on top. Add the capsicum and watercress, season to taste with salt and pepper, then serve.

    Tip: Substitute the pesto with horseradish, mustard or tepenade, if you prefer. For a change from red meat, chargrill some thinly sliced chicken breast instead.