It was Luke’s birthday last week, and he requested Philly Cheesesteaks for his birthday dinner. I’ve never been to Philadelphia, nor have I ever had a cheesesteak (a tragedy, I know), so I wasn’t quite sure what to do. After perusing many different recipes, I decided to make my own adaptation. So, for the record, this is NOT an authentic Philly Cheesesteak by any stretch of the imagination. But it is super delicious, somewhat healthy, and takes less than 30 minutes to put together!
Try this cheesesteak on homemade hoagie rolls, and your taste buds will thank you. So cheesy, healthy, and beyond delicious! What more could you ask for in a quick, weeknight dinner?
- 1 lb deli roast beef, thinly sliced (preferably all natural or uncured)
- 1 lb mozzarella or provolone cheese
- 3 green bell peppers
- 2 yellow onions
- 4 T canola oil
- Whole Wheat Hoagie Rolls, either homemade or store bought
- Slice onions and bell peppers into strips. Heat 2 T oil in pan over medium low heat and add peppers and onions. Saute until onions are carmelizing, aka turning a beautiful golden brown color. Remove the onions and peppers and add 2 T more canola oil to the skillet. Add roast beef, and allow to cook briefly, breaking it up with a spatula as it cooks. It shouldn’t take more than 2-3 minutes for it to be heated through and all broken up. Now it’s time to build your sandwich! Take a hoagie roll and place a slice of cheese on the bottom bun. Top with roast beef, followed by peppers and onions, and finish with another slice of cheese on top. Then, put on the top bun and you’re ready to eat! You can let the sandwich sit for a couple minutes or pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds to get the cheese melted if you prefer. Enjoy!