I have made this recipe two times before and loved it. I have never had a philly cheesesteak sandwich, but in my imagination it is very similar to this recipe.
I use frozen diced onions, because I do not like big pieces of onion, and because I am lazy and like to eliminate steps. I also omit the mushrooms, which gives us three sandwiches instead of four. This is enough to feed our family of four. If you have a larger family, I would recommend doubling the recipe.
I bought a package of boneless New York strip steak on sale today. This recipe calls for 3/4 pound of meat. I used 1/3 of the package and froze the rest for another meal next week, ’cause I’m thrifty like that.
Here is a picture of my ingredients with the steak seasoning all ready mixed together with my fork (no, I was not indulging in a raw meat fetish). I forgot to include a picture of the worchestire sauce, but it knows it is always in my heart.
So, here is what it looks like when it is all put together and beautiful in its creamy decadence. Okay, maybe it is not all that pretty. But since this momma birthed it, it is beautiful to me. I starved all day to be able to eat this sandwich and it was totally worth it! Well, I had coffee, a banana and 3 girl scout cookies, like every grown woman naturally does.
I served this with my family’s favorite salad (a bag of romaine with 1/3 cup feta cheese, 1/3 cup italian dressing and a little diced red bell pepper). I am going to be honest. My husband and I adore this sandwich, but my kids not so much. They take the steak off of the sandwich and just eat the meat on the side, completely wasting the bread. At least they loved the salad. If you have picky kids I do not know if they will enjoy this.
If you do decide to make this, let me know how it turns out! I think it is very easy and it took me about 25 minutes from prep to table. Thank you Melissa d’Arabian for this fantastic recipe.
And if you have ever had a real Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, let me know how it compares. My imagination thanks you!
Total cost for dinner: $13.22 (I do not include breakdowns for spices or garlic ’cause they are too inexpensive to waste time calculating)
1/4 package feta for salad $ .63
Bell pepper for salad & dinner $1
Onions $0 (I will explain why in my grocery budget post on Thursday)
Salad I purchased last week $2
Salad dressing .25
A little over 1 lb. Steak $5.60
2 slices american cheese .25
1/2 bag shredded mozarella $1
1/2 block cream cheese .75 (I will use the other 1/2 tomorrow)