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Uruguayan Grilled Steak Sandwiches (Chivito)

35 minutes

Our pared-down version of the Uruguayan steak sandwiches known as chivitos includes a shallot-olive relish that keep the flavors vibrant and punchy. We also like to dress the sandwiches with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, sliced hard-cooked eggs, ham and/or fried bacon—all of which are common additions in Uruguay. We liked the buttery tenderness of beef tenderloin; pork tenderloin, a less pricey alternative, also worked well. If using pork tenderloin, trim off and discard the silver skin, cut crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices and grill for about 2 minutes per side.

  • 2

    large shallots, minced

  • 6

    large pimento-stuffed green olives, minced

  1. 01
    In a small bowl, stir together the shallots, olives, cilantro, pickled jalapeños and brine, and ¾ teaspoon salt. Set aside.

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