Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich

Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich

Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich

This month the Creative Cooking Crew Challenge was to make a sandwich using 3 ingredients starting with the letters “BLT“.

A traditional BLT sandwich is made with Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato, but of course we could not make the traditional BLT, but instead we needed to be creative using other ingredients that started with the letters BLT. I decided to make a Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich. I love the combination of flavors in this sandwich!

The challenge will be hosted by Lazaro Cooks at the end of April, 2013. Be sure to visit his blog for more BLT creations.

Buen provecho!


Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich




  • 1 pound beef skirt, trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup of beer
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Lemon Aioli

  • 1 garlic clove
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Tomatillo Sauce

  • 5 tomatillos, husked
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Ciabatta bread
  • Red Onion,sliced
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Fresh cilantro

Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich


  1. To make the Tomatillo Sauce: In a medium pot over medium heat place the tomatillos in water. Cook for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Place the cooked tomatillos and remaining ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth.
  3. To make the Lemon Aioli: Blend all the ingredients and set aside.
  4. To cook the beef: Mix the minced garlic, scallions, cumin, beer, oil salt and pepper together to make a marinade for the meat.
  5. Rub the marinade on the steaks and let marinate for a bout 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  6. Grill or broil the steaks over high heat to desired wellness, about 3 minutes on each side. Slice thinly across the grain of the meat. Now build your sandwich to your taste and enjoy!
  7. Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich

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  1. Patricia Z. says

    Wow! How creative, looks really good. I’m sure my family is going to love it. Thanks for all your great recipes!

  2. says

    Nummy nom, steak sammie! And skirt steak seems like a great cut to use as well. I love the sauce and the crunchy texture from the onions and cabbage. That was the only thing mine was missing was a bit of crunch. Well done, Erica, I’m going to remember your tomatillo sauce!

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