Open face steak bomb bagel with steamed Romano beans
This recipe was the winner recipe for the appetizer round of Grilling For Good, a charity concert and grilling competition in which three Claremont amateur cooks challenged themselves Chopped-style to prepare the best dish out of a mystery basket of 4 local ingredients and a limited shared food pantry.
Sonya Kennett Woodhams was the 2023 Grilling for Good champion, and has graciously shared with us the recipe that won the hearts (and stomachs) of the judges for the appetizer round: open face steak bomb bagel with steamed Romano beans.
The 4 local mystery ingredients for the appetizer round were:
1 12-16 oz Porterhouse steak
1 cup chopped White&Purple bell peppers
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped garlic
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Reggianito cheese
2 Rosemary & Sea salt bagels, sliced in half
Romano Green Beans
Extra virgin olive oil
For the Dressing:
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
3-4 tbsp cream cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
Coat the Porterhouse steak with olive oil, then generously salt & pepper each side. Grill steak for about 8 min each side on medium high heat.
As steak is cooking – add the peppers, onions & garlic to the grill with a drizzle of olive oil and a couple generous pinches of salt & pepper. Grill for about 10 min until softened and lightly charred.
Drizzle a little olive oil on each side of the bagel halves and toast on grill at medium heat for about 3-4 min each side.
Steam the Romano green beans in a pot for about 7-10 min. Remove and toss with salt & pepper.
Remove steak from grill and slice thin – about 12 small slices.
While bagel halves still on the grill, top each one with some of the peppers, onions and garlic mix, 3-4 steak slices and 1/4 of the mozzarella cheese. Remove from grill once cheese has melted and plate. Sprinkle Parmesan Reggianito on top of each half.
Lay some beans next to the bagel steak bomb.
In a small pot over low heat whisk together the dressing ingredients until they are well blended and creamy. Drizzle dressing over the Romano beans.
Serve & Enjoy!