This post was sponsored by King’s Hawaiian as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

One of my first jobs as a teenager was working at a gourmet butcher shop in our little town. It had an old school vibe, and I spent most of my time refilling the bakery cookie displays and ringing up customers. One of the butchers that worked behind the counter used to go out back at lunch time and grill steaks. They’d get sliced thin and layered on toasty bread with melted provolone and the same garlic-herb butter that they used to make garlic bread. I think about those sandwiches all the time, and have recreated it at home ever since. This version is made with the same simple ingredients and gets layered between irresistible slices of KING’S HAWAIIAN® Original Sweet Sliced Bread. The bread has so much flavor which complements the garlicky-butter spread, and the thick slices stand up well to the hearty steak and cheese. The sweet bread, warm, melted cheese and little kick of garlic makes for the most satisfying comfort food! You can find the delicious King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Sliced Bread at Target, and the full recipe below:

Steak and Provolone Melts with Parsley Garlic Butter.
  • Tenderloin Steak
  • King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Sliced Bread
  • Provolone Cheese slices
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. Parsley, finely minced
  • 1-2 Cloves of Garlic, finely minced
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and then heat a cast iron skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil in the pan.
  2. Pat steaks dry with a paper towel, and season well on both sides with salt and pepper. Add the steaks to the hot skillet and sear on both sides, about 1-2 minutes each. Transfer the hot skillet into the preheated oven and continue to cook the steaks for 10-12 minutes, until they reach an internal temperature of 130-135 degrees for a medium-rare doneness. Set aside to rest for 3 minutes before slicing.
  3. While the steaks are cooking, prepare the rest of the sandwich ingredients. Lightly toast pieces of the King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Sliced Bread, mince the garlic and parsley and mix into the melted butter, and spread the garlic-parsley butter on each toasted slice of bread with a pastry brush.
  4. When the steaks are rested, thinly slice them into pieces. Arrange the steak slices on half of the buttered toast pieces and top with slices of provolone cheese. Place the sandwiches open faced on a baking sheet and place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Top with the remaining toasted bread slices and serve immediately.