Don't leave cheesesteaks on the back burner. Bring them to the dinner table in this delicious, lightened recipe. Serve with a cucumber salad.
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
12 ounces top round steak, cut into thin strips
1 1/2 cups thinly vertically sliced Vidalia or other sweet onion
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
1/4 cup Madeira wine
1/2 cup green bell pepper strips
1/2 cup red bell pepper strips
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
4 (2-ounce) ciabatta rolls
How to Make It
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steak to pan; cook 2 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Remove steak from pan. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms; sauté 6 minutes. Stir in wine; cook until liquid evaporates (about 1 minute). Add bell peppers; sauté 4 minutes. Return steak to pan. Stir in Worcestershire, salt, and black pepper; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat. Sprinkle mixture with cheese; stir until cheese melts. Divide mixture evenly among rolls.
Cucumber salad: Combine 1 thinly sliced English cucumber, 1/4 cup sliced red onion, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
I've made these many times over the years. Typically I like ciabatta, but I prefer to use a harder roll for these, usually sourdough but occasionally a whole wheat roll. The filling is fantastic. If I make up the full recipe and it is only my husband and I, I use the filling for omelets the next morning. Fantastic!
Yum! This only took 30 minutes to get on the table - a fast, tasty dinner. Substitutions: beef broth instead of the wine, frozen sliced bell peppers instead of fresh, Jack cheese instead of the light cheese (forgot to buy it!). The sandwich had a very nice flavor and I like that there are lots of veggies and not a huge amount of meat. A great use for sweet onions! Next time I'll serve these with sweet potato fries.
I used something called blade steaks and trimmed them well. I cooked them really hot and fast, the 2 minutes suggested. Then proceeded with the rest of the recipe but had Marsala instead of Madeira wine and yellow peppers from my garden. It was great! Even my husband, who is not much of a meat eater, loved it. I served on Pepperidge Farm whole wheat toasted buns and had a kale dish on the side. Yum!
My meat loving boyfriend asked when I could make this again. This will become a staple recipe in our home. I substituted Marsala for Madeira, and used shallots instead of sweet onions because I needed to use them.
My husband and I loved this recipe--we kicked the heat up a notch by adding half a minced jalapeno with the garlic. I thought the dish was so flavorful that I was able to skip the hamburger bun--which meant less calories!! I'm not sure what the first reviewer used as her flavorings in the dish, but with the cheese, madeira, jalapeno, garlic, and sweet vidalia onion, i thought this was a smash.