Sitting at my desk at work I suddenly realized I hadn’t given a second thought to dinner when I had left the house that morning. It was a hectic departure this Monday morning but who am I kidding…this is an every Monday thing. It’s the first day of the week, and usually the roughest one of the week for everyone. No one wants to leave the snuggly comfort of their beds, admit the weekend has flown by to fast, and the chirping birdies feet have grown heavy as they struggle to get moving.
I decided I didn’t really want to want to join in the mad rush to the grocery at 5:00 p.m. with all the other people frantically searching for a quick and easy meal to make that evening. Wishful thinking probably, and it turned out to be true.
I remembered I happened to have some Steak-Umm packages in the freezer from a recent BOGO sale, and made up my mind then and there. Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches was what’s for dinner! Unfortunately, this still meant a quick trip to the store to pick-up some items to pull it off. I needed green peppers and rolls, but I could run in to the store then exit like a ninja with the items I needed to complete my evening meal.
Interestingly enough the same guy who invented these thinly sliced and frozen beef steaks also brought us popcorn chicken. Need I say more…
Since I was cooking both of my boxes of steak I needed to slice two green peppers and two onions. I sautéed these until softened for about 8-10 minutes in olive oil with creole seasoning then salt and pepper to taste.
*Tip: If I had planned out my meal I could have pre-sliced my produce and stored it in an airtight container in the fridge the night before or that morning. This would have meant I could have walked in the door and immediately started dinner cutting my prep time down to zero.
Next your going to use the same pan that you cooked your veggies in, and add a little more olive oil if needed to start frying the steaks. Cook one side until the edges are no longer pink then flip to continue cooking until the entire steak isn’t pink.
These cook quickly so be sure not to walk away, otherwise, they will get crispy which is not what we want. Drain off the grease as much as possible then put into a flat dish. Take two knives and in a crosswise fashion shred the meat to the thickness or thinness you like for your sandwiches. Once all the meat is cooked add mozzarella cheese and some of the veggies then mix well. I usually use one 1/2 cup of cheese for each box I’ve used. Put in the microwave for a minute or two to melt.
You are ready to put together the sandwich. I like mayo on mine with extra cheese and veggies. Since this is such a gooey, greasy treat I pair it with a crusty hoagie roll from the bakery. I know, I know…not the healthiest meal but so easy and tasty!
Yum…the leftovers make great sandwiches for lunch or paired up with some rice for a cheese steak bowl.
Easy Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Recipe
2 boxes Steak-Umm beef steaks
2 green peppers, slice
2 onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon Creole seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Hoagie rolls, extra mozzarella cheese, and mayonnaise for serving.
- Slice green peppers and onions cook on medium heat in a pan until softened with creole seasoning, salt, and pepper. About 8-10 minutes.
- Fry frozen beef steaks on both sides until done, remove to a dish, and slice for serving.
- Add some green pepper, onion, and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese to beef mix well. Microwave to melt cheese.
- Serve immediately. Serving suggestion: crusty hoagie roll, mozzarella cheese, and mayonnaise. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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