Philadelphia!! known for its sports teams, rocky balboa and their iconic sandwich, the cheese steak sandwich. I first made this in February of 2018, a few days after the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots to win the super bowl.
Tho this recipe may not be the 100% traditional way of doing it, having made the sandwich a good amount of times, this is what works best for me and how i like it. The cheese steak sandwich is filled with beef steak, onions, peppers and cheese.
Serves: 2 - 4 people (Depending on how hungry you are)
Prep time: 5 – 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 – 25 minutes
2 Sirloin Steaks
1 Ciabatta Loaf
1 White Onion
1 Green Bell Pepper
8 Slices of Red Leicester Cheese
8 Slices of Mild Cheddar Cheese
2 or 3 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary
Seasonings: Salt, Black Pepper & Garlic.
1. Put a good sized frying pan with a drizzle of oil in onto the hob to warm up whilst you prepare the ingredients. Also Preheat your oven on a low/medium heat.
2. Firstly slice the steak into strips, trimming any excess fat in the process. Once sliced season with salt and pepper and add to the pan, hopefully you should hear a sizzle. Also add the sprigs of rosemary as well.
3. While the steak is cooking, slice the pepper and onion (ON A SEPARATE CUTTING BOARD) and add to the pan once the steak is nicely browned and cooked on all sides. Let the vegetables fry with the steak until soft and caramelised. Remove and discard the rosemary to make a bit more room in the pan.
4. In the mean time slice the ciabatta, put both halves on a baking tray and place in the oven until lightly toasted.
5. Once everything in the pan is cooked to how you want it, it’s time to build the sandwich. Take the ciabatta out of the oven and lay 4 slices of the red Leicester and cheddar across the length of the bread. Then add the steak mix, and then repeat the cheese slices again on top. Put back in the oven to allow the cheese to melt.
6. Once the cheese has melted, add the top of the bread to the sandwich to heat back up.
7. Remove from the oven, place to a cutting or serving board and cut into suitable portions. Dig in and enjoy!
Why not try some rocket leaves to add a peppery hint to the sandwich?!