Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

I don't know how much this sandwich has in common with the authentic Philly cheesesteak you get in The City of Brotherly Love, but I do know my family shows me a lot of love whenever I serve it up at home.  There aren't very many dishes that bring smiles from every family member, this is one of them.

You can't please all the people all the time, but you can please a whole lot of them with this sandwich.

Feel free to play with the ingredients; sub a different cut of beef if it's on sale, or switch up your favorite cheese if you want.

No matter how you serve it up, I hope it brings as many smiles to your table as it does to mine.

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

1 pound thinly sliced top round steak
1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 small green onion, seeded and thinly sliced
8 oz. sliced mozzarella cheese
6 hoagie buns
1/2 stick butter,softened

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat.  Place slices of meat, a couple of slices at a time, in the pan and cook, turning once, until cooked through, about 3 minutes.  Remove to a plate and keep warm.  When all the meat is cooked, add 2 tbsp butter to the skillet and let it melt.  Add the sliced onion and green peppers.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.  Heat a clean skillet over medium heat.  Lightly butter both sides of hoagie buns and place them in skillet, butter side down.  Cook until lightly toasted.  Remove from skillet and immediately top each half of bun with a slice of cheese.  Place bottom of bun on plate.  Top with 1 or 2 slices of meat, about 1/2 cup of peppers and onions, and a top bun.  Serve immediately.

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