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Mozzarella Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Patricia Reitz

Mozzarella Cheesesteak Sandwiches - ButterYum

Mozzarella Cheesesteak Sandwiches - ButterYum

Here's my go-to cheesesteak recipe.  No special ingredients here - just pick up some thinly sliced sirloin from the freezer section of the grocery store.  Cook it up, smother with a healthy layer of caramelized onions and bell peppers, then top everything with shredded mozzarella cheese.  Heat until the cheese is ooey and gooey and Hello!  When the hubs realizes I have all the ingredients needed to make these, he bugs me relentlessly until I give in.  Yes, the way to my man's heart is through his stomach.  Thank you mozzarella cheesesteak sandwiches for being so yummy!

In a large skillet, saute onions and peppers in a little olive oil.

Almost ready for the next step.

Remove caramelized onions and peppers from pan.

My husband thinks I should keep at least one box of these in the freezer at all times.

time to brown the meat - season it well with salt and pepper

time to brown the meat - season it well with salt and pepper

In the same pan, drizzle a little more olive oil and start cooking the sirloin.  Don't forget to add salt and pepper.

Break up the strands of beef, stirring frequently, until no pink remains.

That was easy.

When the the beef is done, return the onions and peppers back to the pan.

Top with mozzarella cheese and crushed dried parsley flakes (in my opinion, a very under rated herb).

Cover the pan to melt the cheese, then serve on italian sandwich rolls and enjoy!

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Mozzarella Cheesesteak Sandwiches

serves 6

Printable Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 of your favorite sandwich rolls, split and toasted if desired
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 sweet bell peppers, sliced (red, yellow, or orange)
  • 6-8 thinly sliced frozen sirloin portions (the kind used to make cheesesteak sandwiches)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed in the palm of your hand
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • mayonnaise (optional)

Directions

  1. In a very large skillet over medium heat, saute onions and bell peppers in 1 tablespoon of olive oil; stirring frequently until the onions caramelize and the peppers soften.  
  2. Remove from the pan and set aside.  
  3. In the same pan over medium-high heat, cook the frozen sirloin patties in remaining tablespoon of olive oil; stirring frequently until separated and fully cooked.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  
  4. Blot any excess fat from the pan with paper towel and discard.  
  5. Lower temperature to low.  
  6. Arrange cooked beef evenly in a single layer in the skillet.  
  7. Evenly distribute the onions and peppers in a single layer on top of the beef.  
  8. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the onions and peppers.  
  9. Crush the dried parsley in the palm of your hand and sprinkle over the cheese.  
  10. Cover skillet with a lid until the cheese melts.  Alternately, you can place the skillet uncovered in a 300F oven to melt the cheese, about 5-10 minutes.

Note:  my husband insists his cheesesteaks be served on a toasted roll that has a healthy schmear of Dukes mayo.  Enjoy!

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