Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich

by Erica Dinho on April 26, 2013

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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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joan Nova April 26, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Delicioso! Fatty aioli and spicy/citrus tomatillo sauce make great condiments to the skirt steak!


2 Victoria April 26, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Splendid job! This sandwich looks so satisfying and delicious!! I think beef was an awesome way to go and your sauces are just fantastic :)


3 Faith April 26, 2013 at 10:15 AM

This beautiful sandwich is just bursting with flavor! Great job on the challenge, Erica!


4 Patricia Z. April 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

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


5 Shannon April 26, 2013 at 3:10 PM

delicious!!! love the tomatillo sauce :)


6 Joanne April 27, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Now that is a loaded sandwich! How awesome!


7 Belinda @zomppa April 27, 2013 at 9:27 PM

That beef is perfectly cooked!


8 Angie@Angie's Recipes April 28, 2013 at 12:37 AM

This is so delicious! A fine gourmet sandwich…Erica.


9 Chris April 28, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Bravo! Love this! <——- see what I did there ? ;)


10 Jeannie April 28, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Wow! Very impressive creation I must say, looks delicious which I am sure it is!:D


11 Kim April 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Erica – This is very creative and looks absolutely mouthwatering! You did a great job coming up with this sandwich.


12 angela@spinachtiger April 28, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I love a good steak sandwich all sauced up like this. Great for the challenge.


13 La Diva Cucina April 29, 2013 at 9:13 AM

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!


14 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz April 29, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Great creation of the BLT, the sandwich looks so amazing and the beef looks life it could melt in your mouth.


15 Jenn and Seth April 30, 2013 at 11:48 PM

such a delicious take on the BLT! love it!


16 grace May 1, 2013 at 7:39 AM

that bright lemon aioli makes all the difference–what a tasty sandwich!


17 Trix May 1, 2013 at 11:23 AM

This is more than a sandwich. It is epic!


18 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! May 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Nena esta para chuparse los dedos…wonderful Erica!


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