I thought I would give Jo a break today and write a blog about the interesting dinner I made the other night.
This sandwich turned out really yummy for how easy it was. I prefer it to a "regular" sloppy Joe.
My husband enjoyed these because I left off the green pepper that is in a regular Philly cheesesteak sub. If you wanted to, you could add in some chopped green pepper.
I admit this wasn't my favorite meal BUT I definitely enjoyed it for something different.
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
1 Tbsp oil
1 lb lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
salt & pepper
1/4 cup HP sauce (or other steak sauce)
1 cup beef stock
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1 cup Provolone cheese, shredded
4 hoagie (or other) buns, split in half diagonally
Heat oil in large fry pan. Add beef and cook and stir until well crumbled and cooked, about 5 - 6 minutes. Add onion and salt & pepper. Cook onions until tender, about 8 minutes.
Stir in HP sauce and beef stock. Bring to a bubble and cook about 2 minutes.
While meat is cooking: melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for about 1 minute, until thickened. Slowly whisk in milk and bring to a bubble. Stir in cheese.
Remove from heat.
Spoon meat mixture onto bottom half of bun. Top with cheese sauce and remaining top half of bun.
Pretty quick and easy. Not terribly fancy but if you are getting tired of the usual fare you might like this for a change. Especially if you don't want to heat up the kitchen and want to go from start to finish in about 20 minutes.
You can add in some chopped green pepper to the beef mixture when you add the onions if you want a more "traditional" philly cheesesteak.
A quick note though - You definitely want to use the Provolone cheese and not something with a milder flavor. You want the cheese sauce to be nice and strong with the beef to get that Philly cheesesteaky-ness.
We linked this up at Ms. enPlace. be sure to check it out!