Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

I have been wanting to make these sandwiches all summer and finally did it! They are amazing, I have never been to Philly, but I bet these taste just like a sandwich you would get there. The key is the Cheese Whiz!

2 Italian sandwich rolls or Kaiser buns, split in half
1 white or sweet onion, thinly sliced
1/2 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced (I used a red pepper)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 pound rib-eye steak, or any other marbled steak very very thinly shaved or sliced
1/3 pound thinly sliced white American Cheese, Provolone Cheese OR
melted Cheese Whiz
Ketchup, optional topping

Italian pickled peppers, accompaniment

Heat a cast-iron skillet, griddle or non stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot add the oil, onions and bell peppers, and cook, stirring, until caramelized, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper, and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Remove and set aside.

Increase the heat and add the meat to the hot pan and cooking for a minute or two on each side, until almost no longer pink, about 2 minutes. Mix in the Sauteed vegetables.

Place the meat/vegetable mixture on the bun (you can toast it we choose not to) top with cheese slices and/or warm Cheese Whiz and serve immediately with condiments of choice.


Cheryl said...

I am going to have to say that, personally, I would never put cheese whiz or American cheese on a Philly cheese steak. Provolone is a good choice. :-)

Pam said...

I am sure it tasted great... I love rib-eye steak and caramelized onions.

Cheryl said...

I did look and I guess cheese whiz and American are put on them. I just don't like either of them as much. But, whatever you And yeah, I was born in Philly and live about an hour and a half away. So come on ;-)

Kevin said...

That looks so good. I am going to have to try cheese whiz on my next Philly Steak Sandwich.

Raquel said...

I think Cheese Whiz is the key here! Great looking sandwich. We sometimes put sauteed mushrooms on too . . . Much love, Raquel XO

Jan said...

I love Philly cheese steak sandwiches, but have never tried to make them. I will now, thanks Cheryl.

Crazy Judyth's Stuff said...

Love Martha Ann. I miss my Sweet Chasity Anne.
I like this recipe, but found it on Emeril's as well. I'll pass on the tomato or the katsup. Just can't see it.
Having company for lunch tomorrow and going to make these,including the buns. I hope.........

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