Crazy Philly Cheesesteak

Posted by Brette in Food

Since we got home from Italy, I’ve been focusing on making a lot of American food, mostly because everyone has been tired of anything even slightly Italian! My latest foray is the Philly cheesesteak, which I’ve redesigned to make a little more highbrow.

Crazy Philly Cheesesteak

1/2 large sweet onion, thinly sliced

6 Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced

6 cups fresh spinach

1 lb flank steak, sliced paper thin against the grain

1 tbsp Worchestershire

1 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tbsp A1 steak sauce

1 garlic clove, chopped

1 tomato, thinly sliced

6 slices provolone cheese

4 ounces goat cheese

6 small sub rolls (about 5 inches)

Cook the onion in 1 tbsp butter in a skillet over medium heat until partially caramelized (about 15 minutes). Remove from skillet.

While this is cooking, mix the steak with the Worchestershire, olive oil, garlic, A1 and salt and pepper, and allow to rest.

Cook mushrooms in a teaspoon of olive oil until cooked through. Remove from skillet. Cook spinach in 1 tsp olive oil until completely wilted. Remove from skillet.

Cook the beef in the skillet until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes on medium high.

While the beef is cooking, prepare the sub rolls. Cut them in half and scoop out some of the bread from the bottom half (use to make breadcrumbs or stuffing for another recipe). Spread goat cheese on the bottom half of the rolls. Place one slice of provolone cheese on the top part of each roll, and place under the broiler until melted.

Assemble the sandwiches by placing onion, mushroom, spinach, and tomato on the bottom half of the roll. Top with the beef and place the top of the roll on it.

Serves 6.

This was a huge hit. I served it with sweet potato fries and green beans. My preference would be for whole grain sub rolls, but I couldn’t find them. It’s very important that you cut the beef paper thin or it will not be tender. If you’re having trouble, pop the meat in the freezer for about 15 minutes and slice it after removing.


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