Curtis and I have some dinners that we make again and again and this cheesesteak recipe is one of them. Is there anything better than tender steak and cheese tucked into oven-warmed rolls? Bliss!
Last week I was in Portland and for a few days the week before that I was in Seattle. Portland was for work. It was really good to see some of my co-workers and even meet a few for the very first time. Since I work from home, I hadn’t gotten to meet some members of my team. It was awesome to get to hang out with them and I ate very well and even hung out with an awesome friend.
I was in Seattle before Portland for the BlogHer Food conference. I had a lot of fun eating, meeting new friends and seeing old friends.
While I was in Seattle, I got these panic texts from Curtis, the washer was broken or he actually said “I broke the washer”. He thought he had overloaded it but I kept texting back saying I’m sure it’s just old. It was really really old.
Fast forward to last week (or wait rewind), and I get a text message from Curtis with a photograph of some chicken lo mein. He had made a frozen dinner and he said he couldn’t wait for me to come home to make dinner again.
It was so sweet and before you go thinking, he should be able to make his own dinner. He should and he would but he is currently beyond stressed out halfway through a year-long online certificate program for GIS (he makes maps for a living). All his idea and his company is covering the costs. He regrets it about every other day because he remembers how much he disliked school. I can go on and on about this.
I felt terrible, I left for a week and a half and he has to deal with the puppy, a broken washer, work and school on top of all of it. I promised I would make this cheese steak sandwich recipe and DoubleTree cookies when I came home.
But not the day I came home though; it was a red eye flight. NO MORE red eyes for me. I just can’t hack it. I don’t sleep very well on planes due to my sleep apnea…I don’t know why I tried it for so long but no more.
Cheesesteak RecipeCourse: AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Use two ribeye steaks for this cheesesteak recipe and you can’t go wrong.
4 hoagie rolls, sliced (We love the Publix hoagie rolls!)
1/2 green pepper, sliced
1 large white onion, cut in half and sliced thick
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1.25 to 1.5 pounds beef ribeye steaks (sliced thinly across the grain and then chopped roughly again so they are small pieces)
salt & pepper
3 1/2 Tablespoons salted butter
8 slices of cheese (Provolone or Muenster)
- Prepare 4 sheets of foil and slice the hoagie rolls and set aside. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
- Heat a non-stick skillet with 1 Tbsp butter on medium high heat. Add mushrooms and half of the onions and cook 5-8 minutes or until mushrooms are browned and onions are cooked down. Remove and place on a plate.
- Wipe the skillet with a paper towel and add 1/2 Tbsp of butter and return to the stove. Cook remaining onions and bell peppers for 5-8 minutes or until peppers start to brown and blister and the onions are cooked down. Add to a separate plate (unless everyone likes peppers/onions/mushrooms then add to the plate with mushrooms & onions).
- Wipe the skillet again with a paper towel and add 1 Tbsp butter and return to stove again. Season half of the steak with salt & pepper and add to the skillet. Reduce to medium heat and cook for 2-4 minutes. Add in peppers & onions or half of the veggie mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes. Divide the meat & veggies in half as pictured above. Add 4 slices of cheese on top and allow the cheese to melt for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the cooked meat & veggies and melted cheese to two hoagie rolls. Inside one sheet of foil, roll the hoagie roll tightly and place inside the oven for 10-15 minutes.
- Repeat the process with the remaining steak & veggies or like I did with the mushrooms and onions – for the last two hoagie rolls. Serve fresh out of the oven with chips or your favorite French fries.
Reference : thelittlekitchen.