Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Since this week is all about celebrating things that go well for the 4th of July... I had to include a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich.  Why? Well Philadelphia (Philly) was an important city during the early days of the US's independence.  The Declaration of Independence was written and signed there and it served as our first US Capital.   As rich as it is in history, Philly is also famous for a good cheese steak sandwich   A cheese steak sandwich consists of thinly sliced beef steak with cheese on a long roll.   I decided to add a lot of peppers and onions to my steak sandwich.  My cheese sauce is easy and creamy and made with American Cheese... yes another ode to the 4th.   So this 4th of July... have a Philly cheese steak sandwich and toast all the hard work by the fathers of our country.

1lb thinly sliced beef (shaved beef is good)
1 green bell pepper sliced
1/2 red bell pepper sliced
1/2 yellow bell pepper sliced
1 large onion sliced
salt and black pepper to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
1 heaping tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
red chili flakes to taste

Cheese sauce:
9-10 slices American Cheese
1 up to 1 1/2 cups milk
1 Tbs butter
1 Tbs flour
salt and black pepper to taste

Steak, Onion and Peppers:
Heat a large skillet with 2 Tbs canola oil.  When oil is very hot add the beef.  Saute with salt, black pepper and 1/2 the garlic powder.  When the beef is half way cooked, add the sliced peppers and onions.

Saute and add the Worcestershire sauce, chili flakes and remaining garlic powder.  Cook until peppers and onions are tender, but not mushy. 

Cheese Sauce:
To make cheese sauce, melt butter and stir with flour.  Add a 1/4 cup milk and whisk until it becomes creamy and smooth with no lumps.  

Then add the remaining milk and sliced cheese.  Season and whisk until smooth and creamy.


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