No, it’s not a Philly Cheesesteak. It could be better, but I can’t be certain, because I’ve never had a true Philly Cheesesteak. Regardless, this sandwich boast was super juicy, tender steak, smothered in gooey cheese and roasted red peppers. It’s all nestled in between fresh, toasted and chewy French bread. So, classic Philly or not, it’s a darn good sandwich. And one you should make. Now. It’s that good.
Cheesy Steak Sandwich
- 1 flat iron steak (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 4 green onions, cut into thirds
- 2 tsp. agave syrup or honey
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4, soft sub or hoagie rolls, hinged
- Season steak on all sides with salt and pepper and place steak into a re-sealable plastic bag.
- Add Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onions and agave syrup. Seal bag and marinate, in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours, up to 24 hours.
- Pre-heat broiler.
- Remove steak from marinade, pat dry with a paper towel and remove any garlic or green onions that are stuck to the steak and discard.
- Cut the steak into thin slices, against the grain. Set aside.
- Add olive oil to a small pan over medium heat. Add red bell pepper, season with salt and pepper and sauté until softened and slightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to assemble the sandwiches.
- Place a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add a handful or two of the steak. Cook until no longer just pink and remove. Continue cooking in this manner until all the steak is cooked.
- Assemble the sandwiches:
- Evenly spread half of the cheese onto the sub rolls. Top with steak, peppers and remaining cheese.
- Broil for 3 – 5 minutes until cheese is bubbling, slightly brown and the bread is toasted.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately. Top with spicy giardiniera or hot sauce, if desired.