Today’s Thoughtful Thursday post deals with another way to create a East coast favorite: the Philly Cheesesteak. I have eaten a cheesesteak in Philadelphia several years ago. I’m going to upset some people (I’m sure) when I say I was…not impressed.
It was an okay sandwich. But I’ve definitely tasted better.
And, in terms of making them, have you priced Steak-umms in the South?
Uh, that isn’t going to happen.
So, that’s why I was so jazzed when I was going through the recipes on Six Sisters’ Stuff and found the Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes. Ground beef can be obtained much more cheaply (or even ground from a roast purchased for $2/pound) than the traditional meat.
And ground beef is easier to chew than meat that could be tough.
Prior to trying this recipe, cheesesteaks were one of those food items that I wished I liked. I mean, they had one of my favorite ingredients of all times: Worcestershire sauce. I may have daydreamed about guzzling a bottle or two once during my childhood.
Yes, I know that saltlick would not have been a great idea, but I was like five, people! I also swallowed (and instantly repented and regretted) the salt at the bottom of a bag of pretzels.
This recipe is a keeper and it is totally Muffin Approved. But, then, he loves all things sloppy joe related.
Here’s what I did:
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
Adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff
1 pound ground beef (I’m pretty sure we used beef ground in the meat grinder attachment)
1 T Worcestershire sauce plus enough low sodium beef broth to make a cup
1 onion and 1 green pepper, both chopped
1/4 cup steak sauce
8 ounces mushrooms, diced
sliced provolone cheese
salt and pepper, as needed
Brown meat over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes. Drain. Add vegetation and cook 3-4 more minutes or until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients, bring to a simmer, and let perk away happily for 2 minutes.
Place a slice of cheese on the bottom half of each roll. Top with a scoop of meat. Wrap in foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
What’s your favorite type of sloppy joe?