I grew up with leftovers. I rarely complained, but in my mid-late 20s I decided if leftovers are a continued thing, the ‘second’ time around, they need a little extra love/ pick-me-up. This recipe had left over steak. Reheating steak can easily become dried out. A simple fix to the too-good-to-toss leftover steak: GNARLY SLIDERS!

Yield: 2

• 3 tsp Gnarly Pepper Onion Dip blend
• 3/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt
• 6oz-8oz steak – thinly sliced (leftovers or not)
• 6 medium slices of Horseradish cheese (or provolone, artisan, aresiago, any cheese really)
• 1 baguette
• Mushrooms (optional)
• 1TBS of Olive Oil

  1. Slice your cheese of choice and  slice your steak.
  2. Rinse mushrooms and turn a small pan on at medium/high heat, add in olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl combine and mix Gnarly Pepper Onion Dip Blend with Plain greek yogurt.
  4. Slice bread into diagonal cuts, about an inch to and inch and a half thick.
  5. Place thin strips of steak on tin foil and place in toaster oven for about 4 minutes (Setting: Broil & 400)
  6. Toss mushrooms into pan and sauté.
  7. Remove steak from toaster oven, switch setting from broil to toast, Toast baguette slices for a minute or two (not too crusty!)
  8. Remove baguette slices and spread one side of them with Gnarly Pepper onion Dip (may have leftover dip which you can use later), place reheated steak slices on top of the spread — place cheese on top of the steak.
  9. Switch toaster oven setting back to broil (400º)– place stacked creations in the toaster oven (wise to use tin foil again if cheese melts down the side). Once the cheese starts to melt, remove.
  10. Lay out your sliders, top with mushrooms and add a dollop of any additional Gnarly Pepper Onion Dip!

NOTES: If you don’t have a toaster oven – use your oven on broil setting as well. You may need to add a few minutes to each step for the distance from the coil to the slider. Just keep a damn eye on it.

Diagonal cuts in the bread makes for a much larger ‘bed’ for everything to lay on.

The mushrooms were pretty much our ‘side’ for dinner that night — feel free to avoid the mushrooms and pair with anything you wish!