Cheesesteak Sandwiches

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    What a whirlwind this past week was! San Francisco was amazing. I cannot wait to share with you all the photos of what we did and eats we ate. Hands down, San Francisco is my favorite U.S. city. Just when I thought I’ve done it all, you find out even more to do! It’s good to be back, though. I was exhausted!

    Let’s talk VMA’s real quick. Miley’s performance? A big w-t-f. Girl needs to stop with the shock value and just be Hannah Montana again, ok not really, but tone down the trashy! I’d love to be a fly on the wall when Miley told him Liam what she was planning on doing for her performance.

    Hands down, best image of the night that sums up Miley’s overall performance from the Smith family.

     

    The *NSYNC “reunion”? Kind of lackluster and anticlimactic. But JT’s KILLER performance? How does he have the stamina for that?! He’s amazing. Sorry, I’m a late 90’s girl, I have to bring my teenie bop moment out. Also, did you know I share the same birthday as JT? Yup, January 31st. I’m automatically epic, right?

    So I HAVE to ask the age-old question: were/are you a BSB or *NSYNC fan? :)

    Okay, on to the food!

    A couple months ago, I got a sudden craving for cheesesteaks. There’s this deli by my office and they make a really killer rueben-style cheesesteak. It’s one of the most addicting sandwiches and it’s bad news that it’s so close to me for lunch! I’ve already been back on numerous occasions and I’d inhale the entire sandwich as soon as I got back to my desk. How embarrassing, lol…however, when the craving for a cheesesteak hit me, it wasn’t a work day and I wasn’t within walking distance to just go get one. I had to make one myself!

    In the midst of the craving, I remember that Julie shared a neat trick about making cheesesteaks a while back (Lindsay also made her cheesesteaks this way, too). Wrapping them tightly in foil and popping them in the oven for 10-15 minutes. It softens up the bread and lets everything meld together. I never really thought to do it this way so I thought I’d give it a shot because I was really craving a ooey gooey cheesesteak with some ridiculously soft bread.

    I’m really impressed with this little trick! It really does make everything soft and melty. The flavors saturate the bread, too. I love it! I have since adapted this method of making subs into how I make all my subs! Just a few weeks ago I used this same method and I made some pepperoni meatball subs and they turned out just as good – soft bread, gooey and melted cheese, toasty and warm on the inside. Thanks for the great tip, Julie!

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    Cheesesteak Sandwiches

    This method of making cheesesteak sandwiches is a keeper! 
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 30 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Calories: 531kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    Ingredients

    • 3/4 pound of thinly sliced ribeye steak, I get mine in bulk from the Asian supermarket in the meats section. They have them pre-thinly sliced. Just ask where the bulgogi meat is
    • 1 medium green pepper, sliced into strips
    • 1 medium onion, sliced into strips
    • 6 oz portobello mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 sub rolls, sliced in half (but not all the way through)

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the two sliced sub rolls on a two pieces of aluminum foil. Set aside.
    • In a large skillet, saute onions and green peppers for about 3-4 minutes, then add in the mushrooms, and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Place in a bowl and set aside.
    • In the same skillet, cook the steak, breaking it into smaller pieces, until all is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the onions and peppers back into the skillet and toss together (seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste).
    • To assemble the cheesesteaks: open one sub roll and add in half of the meat filling then top with half the provolone cheese. Repeat for the second sub roll.
    • Tightly wrap each sub in aluminum foil then place directly on the oven rack for 15 minutes.
    • After 15 minutes, remove from oven and your cheesesteak sandwich is ready for you to unwrap (carefully, it'll be hot) and enjoy!

    Notes

    Method adapted from The Little Kitchen
    Nutrition Facts
    Cheesesteak Sandwiches
    Amount Per Serving (1 sub)
    Calories 531 Calories from Fat 189
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 21g32%
    Carbohydrates 55g18%
    Fiber 4g16%
    Sugar 8g9%
    Protein 32g64%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

     

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  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    OMG Julie these look so good. I already made my menu for the week, but I think that’s going to change!! Thanks for an awesome recipe.

  • Tieghan says:

    Oh my gosh, Julie! These look amazing and make me so jealous!! I actually have a cheesesteak recipe sitting on my computer and I used the same method, but I have decided it just was not a good enough recipe to post. I mean, nothing can beat this classic!! It loos incredible!!

    Ok, now the VMA’s? I did not watch them and this is my first news of them for the day. I have to go and google Miley’s performance! That girl really needs to tone it down. Her acting out, stopped being cool way to ling ago!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Those look so good with all of that melty cheese!

  • Kathryn says:

    Ha, that Smith family pic has kept me amused all day. Love it. This is a totally epic sandwich, makes me hungry just looking at it!

  • carrian says:

    THose look amazing, but apparently I need to look up the VMA’s first!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    o m g that cheese!!! amazing. and I srs woke up this morning to all of the shock and awe over last night’s vmas. I was too curious and had to watch that clip on youtube. worst decision ever. she’s such a train wreck.

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks says:

    Lord help my soul.

  • Jenny Flake says:

    DYING over that photo of the Smith Family. The most embarrassing performance MTV has had in years. So sad. On brighter news your Cheesesteaks!!! Yum!

  • naomi says:

    I love this tip! It works every time and perfectly!

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    I am STARVING after seeing this.

    Miley… I don’t even know where to start. My jaw was on the floor the whole time she was performing – and not in a good way, in a WTF way.

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    That photo of the Smiths’ reaction is my FAVE. And so appropriate. I mean for real, Miley, just sit down.

    Also, these cheesesteaks? I want to eat approximately five of them in one sitting, they look so amazing. OK, six.

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Love the Smith family’s reactions and love this ooey, gooey, melty sandwich!! :)

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    Oh help! Need to try all this goodness!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    There’s so much to discuss in this post. First, I love cheesesteaks with all that ooey gooey cheese magic, so I would like to eat these as soon as possible! Pinning! Can’t wait!

    First, *NSYNC for life. I watched the performance and my 14 year old self came alive last night! I saw them in concert too many times to safely admit when I was younger so it made me smile. *NSYNC4Life as we used to say. ;)

  • Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies says:

    Oh man this sounds good! I love cheesesteak sandwiches.

  • Candice says:

    I don’t eat beef, but these look delicious, Julie! Would I be able to replicate the recipe using chicken? Would you recommend using chicken thigh and cooking it the same method?

    You were in my neck of the woods this weekend. I can’t wait to hear all about your trip to SF. I hope you enjoyed the City.

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

    I think ALL of America is talking about Miley this morning but thats probably what she wanted. She has lost it!!!

    This cheesesteak looks so good and I loved that tip that the other Julie gave a while back too.

  • Jamala says:

    You just made me crave a cheese steak.. that looks delicious..now i have to find the thinly sliced ribeye in my area..

  • Mimi @ Culinary Couture says:

    Oh my gahh, I’m obsessed with cheesesteaks. I’m legit making this tonight.

  • dixya| food, pleasure, and health says:

    your pictures make me want this and this is coming from a non-beef eater.

  • Chels R. says:

    I stopped watching all those award shows a million years ago because I think it’s just an excuse for all of these celebrities to dress and act trashy and I don’t want my kids seeing or hearing it and I don’t even want to see it, lol! But I’ve heard a lot about the Miley thing. I feel sorry for her.
    I think this sandwich looks amazing! My husband and I made a similar version of this but we turned ours into a panini. So yummy! He made a cheesesteak lover out of me!

  • Gaby says:

    fastest way to someones heart…. CHEESESTEAK!!!!!!!!

  • Jackie {Domestic Fits} says:

    JT can do no wrong in my eyes, that boy just keeps getting hotter. He looks almost as yummy in his suit as that sandwich would look in my face.

  • Ash-foodfashionparty says:

    I am totally with Dixya, I am craving this and I am not even a beef eater.

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I WANT 47 of these sammies!! I am obsessed with cheesesteaks! And, NSYNC for life:)

  • Aimee P says:

    That picture of Will Smith and his family cracked me up!!! That is absolutely hilarious and I think I was making the same expression when I saw Miley’s performance. The sandwiches look amazing and will be making them this week. Yummy!

  • Jamie @lifelovelemons says:

    Ohhhh cheesesteak! I hope this satisfied your craving! Love the idea of wrapping it in foil.

  • Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says:

    These look fantastic! Wish I had one right now!!

  • Winnie says:

    Your sandwich looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it, as I love portobellos and never made one with those! As for the boy bands, I am a lot older than you, and probably could be their mom. My big crush (and still is…..) is Donny Osmond. Poor hubby had the pleasure of seeing him twice when he visited NYC. Once solo for my bday, and once with his sister for christmas. The first time, I was choked up when he sang Puppy love..Yep…I admit it, and have an autographed pic in my stamp studio..Each generation needs an idol or two….

  • Maria says:

    Josh will love this sandwich!

  • [email protected] N Cookies says:

    This takes me back to my college days! I went to school outside of Philly, and consequently ate many a cheesesteak. I can’t wait to try making these for myself — especially with your nifty trick of heating it in the oven.

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    I have made these using Julie’s method too, so good!! Love all that gooey melted cheese.

  • Aimee Wimbush-Bourque says:

    Thumbs up for cheese + steak!

    I tuned out the VMS’s, and missed Miley, JT, etc…. But I did tune into the internet this morning to read that the Smith Family Reaction was a hoax. Google it. It’s been debunked.

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Gorgeous photos, girl! Love this recipe AND the excellent tips. Poor Miley! (She’s getting awful advice. Needs to step back and evaluate next steps in career.) Boy bands? Um, I’m a little bit older and just missed the boy bands you mentioned. But, younger sister was ALL into them! Still, JT can do no wrong! An immense talent and I will forever be a Justin Timberlake fan. You have good taste, my friend! Btw, added you to my blog roll. Thanks for sharing…hubby and I will enjoy this! Pinning everywhere! xo

  • ashley - Baker by Nature says:

    As a Philly girl I LOVE me a cheesesteak! These look great, Julie!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    I’m forever a fan of cheesesteaks. I love how cheesy these are!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    What a fab cheesesteak, and I love that you slipped in portobellos!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    Ohhh dang I couldn’t even make it through the clip of Miley!! But I could watch that 90 seconds of NSYNC over and over again!! And eat this sandwich while I’m doing it!

  • Anne ~ Uni Homemaker says:

    Love that gooey cheesy goodness! I want to take a big bite out of it. Delicious!

  • Catherine @ French Toast and Wine says:

    The cheese! This looks fantastic. Great pics and super cute blog!

  • Annie @ Annie's Noms says:

    Oh yum!!! I’m literally drooling here, I’ve just had my dinner, but these are making me hungry again!

  • Heather Christo says:

    Have never had or made cheese steaks- but I am completely sold here Julie!

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    I do love me a gooey cheesesteak… perfection!

  • Des says:

    That picture of the Smith family cracks me up every time. I didn’t see the VMAs (no cable) but after seeing that picture I just had to find the video of Miley’s performance. Wish I wouldn’t have. These cheesesteaks on the other hand, could look at pictures of them all day! LOVE that cheese!

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh how tasty this looks :) my mouth is watering over here, I love love cheesesteaks!

  • Stephanie says:

    It’s so hard to find a good cheesesteak sandwich. I’ve made my own for years! Never tried the wrapped foil before so I’ll try it for next time. =)

  • Christine B says:

    Making these tonight for my fiancé, myself & 2 yr old daughter. Yum. Hope they turn out as good as these look!

    • Julie says:

      I hope they turned out delicious, Christine!

  • Lynna says:

    I had some delicious philly cheesesteak sandwiches when I was in Philly a few years ago. And, I`m a total BSB fan. I even went to their concert last month! Haha. I`ll always be that 90s BSB fan! But, JT is awesome too.

  • Jackie says:

    I found your site through Pinterest, and have been wanting to try this method of making cheesesteaks. Well, I tried it out last night, and absolutely loved this trick! My boyfriend and I devoured our sandwiches and it really does make the bread taste so delicious. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with all of the juices and flavors of the cheesesteak. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome tip; I will definitely make my sandwiches this way from now on!

    • Julie says:

      I’m so glad you found my blog and tried this cheesesteak trick out, Jackie! Thanks for letting me know and I do hope you continue to enjoy the blog!

  • Christine says:

    I made this recipe about a month or two ago and I’m about to make it again. Thank you so much!

    • Julie says:

      I’m so glad you enjoy it so much!

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