Stove-Top Sirloin Sandwiches + “Big Bowl of Love” Cookbook Giveaway!

by on June 1, 2011

Post image for Stove-Top Sirloin Sandwiches + “Big Bowl of Love” Cookbook Giveaway!
As you could tell from my interview with Cristina Ferrare, cookbook author and host of Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love on OWN, love is a key ingredient in her cooking. Today’s Stove-Top Sirloin Sandwiches from her cookbook are no exception. They bring together steak and cheese hot off the broiler with crisp, raw vegetables – kind of like “cheese steaks meets bánh mì“. Her daughter Alex’s salsa verde condiment ratchets up the flavor of the sandwiches several notches. It’s fabulous!Read on for Cristina’s Stove-Top Sirloin Sandwiches recipe and a chance to win a copy of the Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love cookbook.

Of course, you could very easily grill the steak and melt the cheese on your panini grill. But there’s a key benefit to preparing this sandwich just as Cristina describes in the recipe: the raw cucumbers and red peppers retain their crisp bite. If you’ve ever tried a Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich you know how fantastic that hot-cold contrast is. The salsa verde on the sandwich, with its green olives, capers, shallots and vinegar, reminds me a lot of the olive salad on a muffuletta. The bold flavors seep into the soft baguette and…mmmm…it’s an incredible sandwich.

Besides the Stove-Top Sirloin Sandwiches, I’ve also tried Cristina’s Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sweet Italian Sausage, Fall-Off-the-Bone Roasted Chicken Thighs, “Best Ever” Chicken Chili, Marinated Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas and Super-Duper Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. Every dinner for a week at our house came from this cookbook, and we ate well! It was easy to cook from this book on weeknights as so many of the recipes require simple preparation.

* * *

Find "Cristina Ferrare's Big Bowl of Love" on AmazonWin a copy of Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love!

Here are four ways to enter, you can do any or all of them (please leave separate comments for each entry):

  • Leave a comment on this post telling us the dish you make that your family loves most.
  • “Like” Panini Happy on Facebook
  • Subscribe to free updates from Panini Happy via e-mail or RSS
  • Follow me @paninikathy on Twitter

The giveaway will close on Monday, June 6, 2011 at noon PDT. [THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED] I will use random.org to select one winner to receive a copy of Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love cookbook and announce the winner in this post. Due to shipping costs, the prize can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

***UPDATE 6/8/11 – Congratulations to our winner – #19, Leanna Morris!

* * *

If you liked this post, you might also enjoy:





>Ready to buy a panini press? Check out my Panini Press Buying Guide for the features to look for.

>Want more panini recipes? See my Recipe Index for a list of all recipes on Panini Happy.

>Traveling to a new city soon? Browse Panini Happy’s Great American Sandwich Guide to find the best sandwiches across the country!

{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) June 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm

twitter following

Reply

2 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) June 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm

what i make that my family loves the most? nutella brownies 🙂
Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)´s last blog post ..Efficiency &amp New Technology

Reply

3 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) June 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm

FB like
Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)´s last blog post ..Efficiency &amp New Technology

Reply

4 Cookin' Canuck June 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm

This looks and sounds really good. I like the promise of the crunchy cucumber.

Reply

5 Brandie June 2, 2011 at 12:26 am

The dish I make that my family loves the most is probably any kind of enchiladas. That makes them happy every time!

Reply

6 Brandie June 2, 2011 at 12:28 am

I have “liked” Panini Happy on Facebook! 🙂
Brandie´s last blog post ..Printable Digital Scrapbooking Recipe Card

Reply

7 Brandie June 2, 2011 at 12:32 am

I subscribe Panini Happy via RSS. Love it! 🙂
Brandie´s last blog post ..Printable Digital Scrapbooking Recipe Card

Reply

8 Brandie June 2, 2011 at 12:34 am

I now follow you on Twitter (@HomeCookMemory)
Brandie´s last blog post ..Printable Digital Scrapbooking Recipe Card

Reply

9 sara June 2, 2011 at 5:56 am

Yummy sandwich! I’d say my family most loves my cheese fondue…yum! 🙂
sara´s last blog post ..Hearty Meat Lasagna

Reply

10 Meighan @ Cooking With Abandon June 2, 2011 at 6:34 am

Roasted chicken, gravy, and mashed potatos. By far the fave.
Meighan @ Cooking With Abandon´s last blog post ..What I Want Wednesday

Reply

11 Meighan @ Cooking With Abandon June 2, 2011 at 6:37 am

i already sub to the RSS
Meighan @ Cooking With Abandon´s last blog post ..What I Want Wednesday

Reply

12 Jenny Flake June 2, 2011 at 6:54 am

What a perfect looking sandwich Kathy!! Salivating over here at 7am, lol!

Reply

13 pamm June 2, 2011 at 7:32 am

I make really good chicken tenders with honey mustard sauce.

Reply

14 Elizabeth Petry June 2, 2011 at 7:41 am

(@ElizabethPetry) <—-Following you on Twitter!

Reply

15 Elizabeth Petry June 2, 2011 at 7:43 am

I’m a “South’n Girl” from Texas—and I love to make KING RANCH CHICKEN CASSEROLE!! I’ve even served it when friends come over for dinner, and there is rarely leftovers!!

Reply

16 sippitysup June 2, 2011 at 8:50 am

Soup is good food at my house. GREG

Reply

17 cindy ziliak June 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

My family loves my lasagne! It’s time to make it again!

Reply

18 Martha June 2, 2011 at 10:09 am

My family loves my lasagna the most!

Reply

19 Leanna Morris June 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

My family loves taco salad!

Reply

20 Leanna Morris June 2, 2011 at 10:15 am

I’m an email subscriber

Reply

21 Holly H. June 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

My stuffed meatloaf – it’s always a hit!

Reply

22 Holly H. June 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

I like you 🙂 (FB)

Reply

23 Holly H. June 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

I’m a subscriber!!

Reply

24 Valerie June 2, 2011 at 11:57 am

I make a barbeque meatloaf that is always gobbled down lickety-quick!

Reply

25 Shumaila June 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I make this Indian lentil dish that my husband loves!
Shumaila´s last blog post ..Daring Bakers’ May 2011 Challenge- Marquise on Meringue

Reply

26 Jacqui June 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I make delicious chicken enchiladas that everyone loves!

Reply

27 Jacqui June 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I am already a fan on Facebook

Reply

28 Jacqui June 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I am also already an email subscriber!

Reply

29 Teslaca June 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Pasta with a tomato sauce and lots of veggies is really appreciated here. With garlic bread, of course! And a big salad.

Reply

30 Teslaca June 2, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Subscribed via Google.

Reply

31 Teslaca June 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Following @PaniniKathy on Twitter.

Reply

32 Pauline June 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Cheeseburger Casserole. Always. I swear I could make it everyday and it’d be eaten everyday as if it was the first time in years.

Reply

33 Claudia June 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Yum, this sandwich looks delicious. And I would love to win the recipe book. I would say that, at the moment, my family love the pulled pork sandwiches and homemade coleslaw that I make.

Reply

34 Roger June 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

My family loves burgers on the grill served on grilled texas garlic toast, steak fries and salad….

Reply

35 Kristi June 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I make chicken tenders & my husband loves them!

Reply

36 Deborah June 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

potato salad for sure!

Reply

37 Nance Koning June 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Like many I have followed Cristina since her days on the morning show in LA…….then Home and Family. One of the recipes from the H&F show was for a beef stew with cornmeal dumplings…….It is VERY rare that I ever make anything more then once. That said the recipes I do make frequently all seem to be hers…..An honorable mention is her Chocolate Chip cookies with raisins……I HATE chocoloate but I eat these cookies so that is probably one of the BEST recommendations ever………

Reply

38 Rebecca June 2, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Oh boy, would I love this book. Everything I’ve heard from everyone who has seen it is so impressed.
Rebecca´s last blog post ..Tex Mex Rice Bowls Frugal Dinners

Reply

39 Rebecca June 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I’m a fan on Facebook!
Rebecca´s last blog post ..Tex Mex Rice Bowls Frugal Dinners

Reply

40 Rebecca June 2, 2011 at 5:42 pm

…And I follow you on le Twitter!
Rebecca´s last blog post ..Tex Mex Rice Bowls Frugal Dinners

Reply

41 michele June 3, 2011 at 12:25 am

french dip sandwiches

Reply

42 Lynne June 3, 2011 at 5:44 am

My family loves french dip sandwiches from the crock pot, with the side of au gratin potatoes, it’s an easy, yummy meal!

Reply

43 thisoldbroad June 3, 2011 at 8:12 am

Homemade pizza’s around here. I make the crust & they pile on the toppings of their dreams. Messy, but tasty.

Reply

44 Jill A June 4, 2011 at 6:07 pm

My family loves it when I make summer salad. It is really a macaroni salad with rotisserie chicken added to make it a meal.

Reply

45 sara June 5, 2011 at 5:10 am

I think my family likes my chicken soup the best!

Reply

46 sara June 5, 2011 at 5:10 am

i like you on FB

Reply

47 sara June 5, 2011 at 5:10 am

I am an email follower

Reply

48 sara June 5, 2011 at 5:11 am

i follow you on twitter too!

Reply

49 gena June 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm

grilled cheese sandwiches on rye bread with swiss cheese! simply amazing!

Reply

50 Nicole June 6, 2011 at 8:03 am

My husband has two favorite meals: hand-breaded fried chicken and grilled pork tenderloin.
Nicole´s last blog post ..How did I get to 100 posts

Reply

51 sophia June 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm

My family has different tastes. My mom loves my carrot cake. My brother loves my fruit tart. My dad only loves boiled squid and gochujang.

Reply

52 katfromarnold June 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Baked Mostaccolli oozzzing with cheese on top with Garlic Bread..and all is seasoned with LOVE!

Reply

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

Previous post:

Next post: