Philadelphia Cheesesteak

An Epitome of American Food

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 2 ½ pound strip loin, trimmed

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Soft hoagie rolls, split ¾ open

  • Provolone Sauce:

    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

    • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

    • 2 cups whole milk, heated

    • 1 cup grated aged provolone cheese

    • ¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Sauteed Onions:

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

    • 1 ½ pounds mushrooms (cremini and shiitake), coarsely chopped

    • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley leaves

    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Caramelized Onions:

    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

    • 1 tablespoons canola oil

    • 3 large Spanish onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced

    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Sauteed Peppers:

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    • 2 poblano peppers, thinly sliced

    • 2 Cubano peppers, thinly sliced

    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Provolone Sauce

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan at medium heat

  2. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute

  3. Slowly whisk in warm milk

  4. Whisk until thick then cook for 4-5 minutes

  5. Remove the mixture from the heat

  6. Whisk in provolone and Parmesan until combined

  7. Season with salt and pepper

Sauteed Mushrooms

  1. Heat oil and butter in a large saute pan at high heat

  2. Add mushroom and cook until golden brown

  3. Stir in parsley

  4. Season with salt and pepper

Caramelized Onions

  1. Heat oil and butter in a large saute pan at medium heat

  2. Add the onions

  3. Season with salt and pepper

  4. Cook until golden brown and caramelized for 30-40 minutes (stir occasionally)

Sauteed Peppers

  1. Heat oil in medium saute pan at high heat

  2. Add peppers

  3. Cook until soft

  4. Season with salt and pepper

Main Preparation

  1. Place steak in freezer for 30-45 minutes (makes meat easier to slice)

  2. After the allotted time, remove meat from freezer and slice thinly

  3. Heat a griddle, or grill pan, at high heat.

  4. Brush steak slices with oil and season with salt and pepper

  5. Cook for 45-60 seconds per side

Serving


  1. Place several slices of meat on the bottom half of a roll

  2. Spoon some cheese sauce over the meat

  3. Top with mushrooms, onions, and peppers

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