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Made with a trio of bell peppers and tender rib eye steak slices, this recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Casserole can be served by itself or as a delicious traditional sandwich. It has the flavoring of an au jus sandwich, in cheesesteak form!
Growing up, my mother always had a way of turning a simple new recipe into a family favorite. I remember the first time she introduced us to Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches. It was something that we had never heard of until the day she made them. I can’t speak for other family members, however, it was love at first bite for me. How could something as simple as steak, provolone cheese, mayonnaise, and onions taste like it came from a Philadelphia street vendor? We didn’t even live in Philly!
Since my mother was a working woman back then, she didn’t always have extra time to dice, slice, and chop ingredients in certain recipes. She was a pro at discovering little short cuts along her culinary journey, especially when she made her Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches. It wasn’t unusual for us to find Steak Umm wrappers in the trash after she finished making them. It was the quickest way she could think of to feed our family of five back then.
Whether we work full time or not, I think we are all guilty of taking short cuts when it comes to cooking and baking. When the baby is crying for the upteenth time or you find out you have to take your daughter to an after school meeting that wasn’t on the calendar, it’s only natural that we find certain cooking short cuts to make dinner time easier.
Although I still do love my mom’s sandwiches, this recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Casserole is 100% from scratch and is definitely not like the ones she used to make. To save on time, you can slice the bell peppers and steak the day before and have them chill in the fridge over night until preparation time.
You can serve this straight out of the casserole dish as is or you can take this delicious filling and place it into toasted hoagie rolls like we did. You’ll be satisfied either way you choose to devour it.
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 orange bell pepper, sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound beef steak, thinly sliced (we used a rib eye)
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 8 ounce package of sliced provolone cheese
- 6 hoagie rolls for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and lightly coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, bell peppers, and garlic, and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add beef steak and stir, breaking up and browning. Cook until the beef turns brown. Drain any remaining grease.
- Add the wine, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and ginger to the saucepan and stir to combine. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Pour the mixture into the baking dish and top with 6 slices of provolone cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling. Serve hot with the hoagie rolls and extra slices of cheese.
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