I had a major hankering for Philly Cheesesteaks the other day. Like, I had it in the plan for later in the week and I was counting down the days till I could actually make them. Once they were in the oven the smell almost killed me. When they were finally on the table, we unwrapped them from the foil and took our first bite. Me and James’ eyes met over the table and we sighed/grunted to each other in our bliss as we dove right back in. There’s just something about those fragrant peppers and onions, with the meaty mushrooms and stringy cheese that sits well with the soul.
I decided to keep things on the quick and healthy side with sliced cheese instead of cheese sauce. Once the cheese melts and mingles with the rest of the filling, you won’t miss the sauce. Served on whole wheat rolls, this is one cheesesteak that you can feel good about eating. Comfort food at it’s finest.
I felt like we had gone out for fast food but we were in the comfort of our own home and there was no grease on our fingers. It’s quick, flavourful and comforting, making it an ideal candidate for those nights when you just don’t feel like cooking and you’re tempted to pick up the phone and order in. With the little effort it takes to make and the delicious satisfying flavours, you will not regret making them yourself, promise.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 pound deli roast beef
- 150g sliced provolone (shredded cheddar would also be delicious)
- 6 whole wheat hoagie or panini rolls, split
- Melt the butter and oil in a medium-sized skillet set over medium heat. Add onions, peppers and mushrooms. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables begin to soften. Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook just until the onions begin to brown around the edges. Split the meat equally between rolls, top evenly with cooked veggies, top with cheese. Roll each prepared sandwich tightly in foil. Bake @450ºF for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted and sandwiches are heated through.
- Leave any leftovers wrapped in foil and bake in the oven to reheat. You can also freeze them and bake from frozen, athough this will considerably lengthen the baking time.