1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 pound extra-lean ground sirloin or ground all-white-meat chicken
1 softball-size onion, chopped
1/4 cup steak sauce
1 cup beef stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 whole grain dinner rolls
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
1 cup provolone cheese, shredded
For the salad:
1/2 pound salami, chopped
1/4 pound provolone cheese, chopped
1 small jar pepperoncini
1 head Bibb lettuce
1 bunch arugula
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Pre-heat the broiler. In large skillet over medium-high heat with one turn of the pan of EVOO, brown the ground meat, about 5-6 minutes. Add the onion and cook for another 3-4 minutes, until the onion starts to get tender. Stir in the steak sauce and beef stock, season with salt and pepper, bring up to a bubble and cook for about 2 minutes.
Split open the rolls and toast them under the broiler, keeping an eye on them so that they don't burn! While the meat is cooking, melt the butter in a medium size skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Whisk in the milk, then bring up to a bubble and let thicken, about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the cheese in a figure-eight motion until it is all incorporated. In a salad bowl, toss the salami, cheese, pepperoncini, Bibb lettuce and arugula with the EVOO and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
To serve, place a scoopful of the meat mixture onto the bottom of the rolls, then top with the cheese sauce and add the top of the roll. Serve the salad alongside.