On Thursday night, we were getting ready to watch the Rutgers football game. I was debating what to cook and decided to go with a good ol' cheese steak. Since we live so close to Philadelphia, you know we can order them from anywhere and they will be good. But I decided to go the homemade route and I made the husband very happy. It also cut down on grease and possibly a few calories.
I am not saying these were anything close to diet food but they did include some veggies and lean meat. I bought some chip steak which was really thin sliced sirloin and added some spinach to the mix. This Italian style cheese steak was so good. Of course, the bread made the sandwich. While Rutgers was scoring 49 points in the first half of the game, we were chowing down. If you don't live near Philadelphia but would like a great cheese steak, follow this recipe.
Italian Style Cheese steaks
1 TBS olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
16 oz chip steak or thinly sliced rib eye
1 teaspoon garlic powder
8 ounces baby spinach
¼ cup tomato sauce
a pinch of crushed red pepper
salt to taste
2 large Italian hoagie rolls, split
6 slices sharp provolone cheese
In a a large fry pan, heat the olive oil and saute onions until they start to turn golden. Add chip steak and cook until no longer pink. Add garlic powder, spinach and sauce to the pan along with the red pepper. Cook until spinach is wilted and stir well. Season with salt to taste. Lightly toast the inside of the rolls and divide meat mixture on the two rolls. Top with provolone cheese and melt under the broiler for a minute or until cheese is melted.
Ooo those look so good! I'm actually planning on making a cheesesteak-ish (hehe) recipe that I saw in a pillsbury magazine..so this post makes me want to make it even more!
The provolone cheese is a must, any other cheese is a no-no. Had the real-deal in Philly...great street food.
I am not ashamed to admit that I could eat that right now for breakfast. lol. I've been up since 4:30 now and starting to want to eat! This sandwich is doing me in!
My hubby would be one happy guy if I attempted cheesesteak at home. What we get out here in CA that is dubbed as 'cheesesteak' is never anywhere close to the real deal!
I LOVE cheese steak!! Your killing me Lisa, I haven't had breakfast yet, how healthy would cheesecake for breakfast be!!??LOL!!
OMG THAT CHEESESTEAK LOOKS AMAZING! I think I may be making one very soon 😀
Philly cheesesteaks are so good! It's a must have whenever I'm in Philly.
I like this, but hold the provolone on mine, please!
love it! for some reason I reserve those for going out (maybe so i don't eat them too much?) but now that i'm not in philly anymore i may have to give this a shot!
Lisa, this looks awfully good. I love the use of provolone and spinach --- a nice twist on a classic. Cheesesteak is a favorite food of mine if I can get good rolls.
Who cares about the calories!!!! It looks so tasty
Oh -- there's nothing like a cheesesteak to make my mouth water! Since I don't live anywhere near Philly, (but eat great cheesesteaks whenever I am there!) I am definitely going to try your recipe!
John and Lisa Howard-Fusco
Go cheesesteaks! And Go RU! Upstream Red Team! - John
Oh wow! That makes me yearn for a hoagie! Your's looks even better than Pat's.
mmm, I love a good cheesesteak and they're not too common out here in California!
That is one tasty sandwich. 🙂
Yummy! You're making me hungry!
Nice Lisa! I am a cheesesteak lover! Yours looks scrumptious!
Darn, those do look really good! I've never even had a true Philly.
dont forget the calcium from the cheese! LOL
They look DELISH!
Oh Lisa, this is my kind of sandwich. I love that you used sharp provolone. Excellent recipe.
Wow does that look good. I could go for one of those for lunch today.
You can't go wrong with a cheesesteak sandwich, especially one that looks that good. Love the provolone!
YUM! You know I love this! This looks soooooo good!
Wow, that is a sandwich!
The Blonde Duck
Did you make your bread? Things are more Mexican based down here so I have a hard time finding Italian breads...
OK, now I want one of those for breakfast! Heart attack on a plate, but soooo good.
You pie giveaway package arrived! (I posted a photo.) Thanks so much! I'll be stocking my freezer soon.
I love the addition of the spinach to this. I've never made this before & this one is totally tempting me
Darius T. Williams
I love a good cheesesteak and this looks awesome!
Oh, my mouth is watering!! That looks unbelievable!!
You must be reading my mind I've been craving a cheesesteak for the longest time!
Hi Lisa, do you mind of I use a picture of your brownie cookies, the ones off my blog? I am doing a post with bloggers who have made my recipes.
Yum!! I am SO going to be making this soon:)
That cheesesteak looks dripping in deliciousness.
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The spinach is a nice touch!!
That is one nice looking sandwich!
You know my very first job at 12 was making steaks and pizza in Germantown (Philly). I make them here in the ATL by buying 1/2 inch rib-eyes then pounding them to wafer thin. I use my two eye griddle and my two spatulas to pull the meat into small bits. You gotta have provolone; no wiz here!!!!
I only wish I could get some Amoroso rolls down here.
Proud Italian Cook
Provolone for me, the sharper the better! This looks sinfully good!!
I love a good cheesesteak sandwich. Nice twist with the spinach and good call on the lean meat.
those look amazing!
...aaaaand I know what I'm getting for lunch.
Awesome to make these at home and nice personal touches on yours.
My husband is from Philly and is always on the prowl for a good steak sandwich. This one looks like the real deal
I love cheesesteak sandwiches. I'm bookmarking this to try very soon! Yum!
Another riff on that delicious looking sandwich is a cheesesteak pizza. Substitute a homemade pizza crust for the bread. Lay the cheese (no tomato sauce) and the cooked steak, mushrooms and peppers if desired, salt, pepper, bake! voila!
I love Philly Cheesesteak but have never tried making it myself. I really must give this a whirl, it sounds great.
Homemade cheesesteak?! Oh cool is that?! I thought about emailing you to go eat one with me while I was in Philly last week, but I had not much time. Oh well, next time...
Barbara | Creative Culinary
So glad to not see green pepper; that just ruins a cheese steak for me and I love the addition of spinach. Sounds great...even if it is a bit less fat!
Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom
MMM this is MY kind too!
Thanks for the awesome cheesesteak recipe.