Sunday, August 14, 2011

Philly Cheesesteak

     One place we love to eat, but can't go much anymore is Penn Station. They have nothing for our daughter to eat, so it's a necessary sacrifice. I'm sure there are other places that have Cheesesteak's, but I guess I always order something else.
     Anyhow, I found this recipe by David Zinczenko and thought I could make it at home. It turned out pretty good. I like that he gives alternatives too...a quick way and a slow way to make this sandwich. I'm sure it saves calories too. It seems like a restaurant can somehow make an egg have 400 calories instead of 70!

1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
1/2 cup beef broth
2 Tbl worcestershire
2 dashes hot sauce
3 Tbl mesquite seasoning
4 thinly sliced top round steaks (about 12 oz)
1 bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 onion, sliced
4 hoagie rolls or hot dog buns
4 slices provolone cheese
banana peppers

  • mix the tomato sauce, broth, worcestershire, hot sauce, and 1 Tbl of mesquite seasoning in a resealable bag. Marinated the meat in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. 
  • Remove the steaks from the bag and shake teh rest of the mesquite seasoning onto both sides. Save the marinade.
  • Coat a skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add peppers and onions. Cook, basting with some marinade for about 5 minutes or until soft. 
  • Grill steaks over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes per side. Baste with the marinade. Cut the meat into strips. Boil the rest of the marinade in for about 5 minutes.
  • Divide the meat, peppers, and onions among the rolls. Top with cheese, a little marinade, and the pepper rings.
For a quicker version, Try this:
1 onion, sliced
2 bell pepper, sliced
2/3 cup hot salsa
4 hoagie rolls
3/4 lb thinly sliced deli roast beef
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • Cook onion and bell pepper until tender. Add salsa and heat until warm.
  • Put the sandwich together by stacking beef, veggies, and cheese on the rolls. Warm in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese melts.


  1. We also love Penn Station, but can't really eat there without our son being left out. Because of the dairy allergy, he can only really safely eat the fries. This looks quite yummy!

  2. Delicious, putting this one on the to try list!


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