Sunday, March 20, 2011

Homestyle Philly Cheese Steaks

Most of the food I buy is from a store called Aldi. I love their low prices and am able to stick to my $50 weekly food budget (for a household of 2). The following ingredients were used in this recipe:

2lb "Carne Picada" style steak. This is just thinly chopped up steak I buy from Aldi.
Couple tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 Hoagie Rolls
18 Slices of Provolone Cheese, mine were circular shaped and I cut them in half. I used 3 half cheese slices per hoagie roll so that they were extra cheesy.
1 Red Onion
1 Sweet Onion

Seasoning for Meat:
1.5 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp Italian dried herb seasonin
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil

Olive Oil Spread for Hoagie Rolls:
4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1/8 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning

First I gather all the ingredients. Next I put the meat in a large bowl and add the seasoning for meat.

I covered the bowl and refrigerated the meat for 1 hour to let it marinade.
 When the hours up, I added the meat to my George Foreman grill after I sprayed it with nonstick cooking spray. It will take about 10-15 minutes for the meat to be done depending on how rare you like it. 15 minutes is well done. In the mean time I started slicing the onions. Once they were ready I put them in a small saucepan on medium heat. I mixed in about 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of ground pepper.
 By the time the meat is done the onions should be nice and soft.
The meat looks nice and brown so I turned off the grill and let it rest for at least 10 minutes. Now I started work on the hoagie rolls. I sliced the rolls open and laid them flat on a cookie sheet. I used the back of a spoon to spread the olive oil mixture I previously prepared on both sides of each roll. Next I set my oven to 325 degrees. I put the rolls in the oven for about 5 minutes so they could heat up. Then I added the half circle provolone cheese slices to the hoagie rolls and placed it back in the oven for another 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
 All that is left is to pile on the meat and onions.

1 comment:

  1. Oh man, that looks AMAZING. I have to agree, Aldi is one hell of a store. The store opened about last year and I go there everytime I need some good cheaps.

    But mmm, the pictures are making me crave some cheese steaks. Thanks for the recipe. :)