Hot on the heels of returning from Pittsburgh, this Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie Sandwich is still on my mind. I ate one there, and now I’m making it here! However, I made fries with the sandwich cause my brain is still too tired to do anything else. Fries are easy, plus Big Daddy handled the deep fryer.
Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie Sandwich
Round steak (I think I had about 4 in each package)
Seasoning Mix (Combine 1 c. kosher salt, 1/2 c. garlic powder, 1/2 c. onion powder, 1/8 c. pepper in an old parmesan container. Mix well. I use this seasoning mix for all my recipes).
Bacon Grease (or some other type of oil for cooking the meat)
Green pepper, yellow pepper, 2 orange peppers, and red pepper (this is what I had on hand)
2 packs Hoagie Rolls (scoop out the inside of the bottom 1/2 of the roll. I save this in a baggie and freeze. Reuse when you need bread crumbs)
2 packages provolone
Remember, this recipe has to feed my whole family, and there are 10 on any given day, so adjust accordingly.
First, I slice my round steak very thinly. Next, I place it in a bowl with a sprinkle of seasoning and some Worcestershire sauce. Stir well and let marinate for about 30 minutes to an hour. This helps soften up the steak.
Once that is done, I get out my mandolin and thinly slice the peppers and onions. I get them in my big skillet with some bacon grease (and extra virgin olive oil). Also, I add minced garlic. I season this a bit too. You can add mushrooms if you want; that would be good too.
I scoop out all the veggies. Then, I start working on my meat (in the same skillet). Once that cooks up, I taste test to ensure it is seasoned well.
I take the hoagie’s bottom half and scoop out the innards. The bottom needs to be toasted, just a bit at 350 for about 5 minutes or so. If you don’t do that, then your bun will get soggy.
Once toasted, I place 1 piece of provolone on top of that toasted bottom bun. Next, I place some meat on top of the cheese layer. Then, I add the veggies. Lastly, I put another slice of provolone on top.
I place it in the oven at 350 for about 10-12 minutes. Just making sure the cheese is melted. For the last couple of minutes on the timer, I will add the top of my rolls to get them toasted.
They turned out well!