At times when I watched American food series i.e. Man v. Food, I get these insane cravings of cheesy sauce-dripping sandwiches for days. I hate the fact that sandwiches in Australia are mostly dry, especially if you get them from deli or cafe counters. I did my own research on how to make a Cheese Steak sandwich and found this simple recipe guide which only need 5 main ingredients and it appears to be not as greasy as the typical American food. The key thing to making this sandwich is to get a good quality beef from your butcher and make it on the day itself without freezing/thawing. I couldn’t find Provolene cheese for this (I apologize to fellow Americans for cheating) hence I used a combination of Mozzarella (for melting) and Cheddar (add flavour and sharpness).
- 500g beef steak, thinly sliced
- 200g Green Pepper, thickly sliced
- 100g fresh Mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1 medium-sized Brown Onion, thinly sliced
- 2-3 cups of grated Mozzarella and Cheedar cheese
- 4 Italian bread rolls, cut into half lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 4-5 tablespoons Butter (additional if required)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a hot skillet, add 1 tablespoon butter, when melt, sear the beef on each side for approximately 5 seconds each side and set aside.
- If there is any leftover juice from browning the beef, pour and set it aside. Wipe the skillet clean.
- Add 1 tablespoon butter and add the onion, green pepper and mushrooms. Stir fry for 3 minutes until the vegetables are soften.
- Add the beef into the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper and brown sugar. Divide the meat into 4 portions. Top each portions with the grated cheeses and turn off the heat. Let the cheese melt with the residue heat.
- Heat up another pan with 1 tablespoon of butter and place the inner side of the bread facing down the pan. Let it brown for approximately 1 minute each side and set aside. Repeat the process for the remaining bread rolls.
- Place the meat on the rolls and serve hot.