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Chivito with Roasted Garlic Aioli Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb beef tenderloin
- 4 slices of bacon
- 4 slices of ham
- 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
- 4 brioche buns
- 1 cup arugula
- 1 tomato, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 head of garlic
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Oven
- Grill or grill pan
- Aluminum foil

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Cut off the top of the garlic head, drizzle with olive oil, and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes until soft and fragrant.
3. In a bowl, mix together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and roasted garlic cloves. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
4. Season beef tenderloin with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
5. In a separate pan, cook bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
6. To assemble the chivito, slice the brioche buns in half and toast lightly. Spread roasted garlic aioli on the bottom half of each bun.
7. Layer the sliced beef, ham, mozzarella cheese, bacon, tomato, red onion, and avocado on top of the aioli.
8. Top with arugula and the other half of the bun. Serve immediately.

- Time:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 45 minutes
- Oven: 400°F (200°C)
- Grill or grill pan: medium-high heat
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 710
- Fat: 47g
- Carbohydrates: 31g
- Protein: 41g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Beef tenderloin can be substituted with sirloin or flank steak.
- Brioche buns can be substituted with any type of bread or roll.
- Arugula can be substituted with any leafy greens.

- Add sliced pickles or roasted red peppers for extra flavor.
- Use different types of cheese such as cheddar or provolone.
- Substitute ham with cooked chicken or turkey.

Tips and tricks:
- Let the beef rest before slicing to retain its juices.
- Toast the brioche buns lightly to prevent them from getting soggy.
- Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the beef.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover chivito in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve on a wooden board or platter for a rustic look.
- Garnish with fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro.

- Serve with a side of fries or potato wedges.
- Pair with a cold beer or a glass of red wine.

Suggested side dishes:
- French fries
- Sweet potato fries
- Roasted vegetables

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the beef is overcooked, it will be tough and dry. Make sure to cook it to the desired doneness.
- If the brioche buns are too soft, toast them longer to make them crispy.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the beef to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C) for medium-rare or 160°F (71°C) for medium.

Food history:
- Chivito is a popular sandwich from Uruguay that typically includes beef, ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.

Flavor profiles:
- The chivito has a savory and slightly sweet flavor from the beef, ham, and bacon. The roasted garlic aioli adds a rich and garlicky flavor, while the arugula and avocado provide a fresh and creamy contrast.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the chivito with a side of fries and a cold beer for a classic pub-style meal.

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Region: Uruguayan

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Garlicky, Creamy, Rich