About the music Well, aside from this being our first post after a long and fruitful summer vacation spent jumping off cliffs, battling sharkbeasts, crashing drones, and generally living the dream, it also happens to be our 50th post. To commemorate this momentous occasion we decided to do something a little different and bring you a sandwich set to funk music. It doesn’t actually take an hour to assemble this sandwich, but between boiling eggs making chimichurri sauce and funking your face off, ya know, things could take a little longer than expected. Fear not however, we have assembled for you 1 hour of some the finest funk tunes old and new. Jocelyn Brown starts you off with a tune that I think most everybody will be able to relate to. We’ve got Luther Vandross and the boys in Change, and then Climax Blues Band taking you through the middle with their catchy tune ‘Couldn’t Get it Right.’ We finish off with The Jaubert Singers and their absolute jam ‘Stand on the World.’ This song will literally make you want to stand on top of things and funk out so be careful.
This playlist is unstoppable, it’s infectious. Between the sound and the smell people are going to start coming off the street and asking for coach-check, a PBR and a table close enough to see the stage. Hit play, and let’s make some fucking sandwiches.
Cook time: 45 minutes
~1 pound good meat (we used boneless ribeye)
1/2 tbsp chile powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
6-8… 12 slices of bacon
2 hard boiled eggs
1/2 onion, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 red pepper, roasted, seeded, sliced
6 ounces black olives, sliced
your choice of lettuce
Bread or roll of your choice (we used brioche rolls, they were… dense)
Chimichurri Sauce: (we used this one, it was quite dank)
1 cup firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, trimmed of thick stems
3-4 garlic cloves
2 Tbsps fresh oregano leaves (can sub 2 teaspoons dried oregano)
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp red or white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 slices mozzarella
You may be thinking to yourself, “How in the shit am I about to put all of this stuff into a sandwich?” Don’t worry, its a natural reaction, it’s just you being super lame. Go ahead and stop that, grab your balls and remember that when you make a sandwich, you make it like a goddamn man. Let’s carry on.
This here is a Chivito. Coming to you all the way from the hills of Uruguay, it essentially stacks all of your favorite things on top of one another and asks you nicely to put it in your mouth. Please abide.
As you turn on the soundtrack and listen to Ms. Brown belt out this funky jam, you should be doing two things: 1) Combining the chile powder, garlic powder and smoked paprika in a small bowl, and 2) Thinking about how awesome you are. Now rub down your steak with this concoction like you would an old person with coconut oil. That is to say, with passion and vigor.
Per usual, I like to get menial tasks out of the way first so if you haven’t already, hard boil your eggs, slice your onion, make your chimichurri (if you’re into that kinda thing), slice your olives and tomatoes.
Next, and I like to devote a whole paragraph to this task, you’re going to want to fry your bacon.
Coat the pepper lightly in oil and and broil in the oven, turning every time it starts to turn black. About 4-5 minutes a side. When done, take out of the oven and put it in a bowl covered with Saran Wrap for 15 minutes. It sweats the pepper like a hairy dude in a turkish bath, making it easier to peel the skin off.
Next, sautée the onions in some olive oil until caramelized. Feel free to use the bacon pan, we did.
While that is happening you’re going to need to turn on the grill and prep the meats. We bought a very thin ribeye because we are lazy, so cooking ours only took like 2-3 minutes a side. But if you’re a badass and buy a thick ass steak then you are obviously going to need to give yourself more time. Grill your buns too because it’s sandwich assembling time.
OK, so you can do this anyway you want, it’s your sandwich, but I’m about to tell you how to do this because true sandwich eater will tell you that poor structural integrity is the #1 sign of a n00b sandwich. Here it goes: Grilled bun, mayo, steak, bacon, onion, STOP. Add the cheese, put the sammy in the broiler until cheese melts, continue. Add the pepper, olives, tomatoes, chimichurri, eggs and lettuce.