Love being able to throw together a quick meal on weeknights!
I love quick and easy dinners, and this one takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish. It also requires fewer ingredients than a normal Philly cheesesteak which is also appealing. That in my book, is the makings for the perfect weeknight meal.
Easy. Quick. Delicious.
This is a huge hit with the kids too. It’s a bit of a twist on a classic Philly Cheese Steak. Rather than using actual steak, you simply use hamburger meat, and we use lean hamburger beef. It helps that my son works in the meat dept. at our local store, because he always knows when things are on sale, or manager’s special.
Regardless, this is a fairly inexpensive meal, that packs a lot of flavor.
Easy Weeknight Philly Cheese Steaks
- little bit of olive oil
- 1 garlic clove minced (or use garlic powder)
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 cup of onion chopped
- 1 cup of green pepper seeded and chopped
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup provolone or mozzarella cheese we used thinly sliced provolone and just allowed it to melt into the sauce
- sauteed mushrooms optional
- 4-6 hamburger buns
In a skillet, over medium heat, brown your ground beef with a little bit of olive oil and your minced garlic. Break the beef up into smaller chunks.
Once the meat is browned, toss in the green bell pepper and the onion. Cook for 4 minutes or until onions become tender. Drain all the liquid out.
Season the meat with a little salt and/or pepper.
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cook for one minute, stirring continuously. Using a fork, whisk in the milk and cook for about 2-3 more minutes or until the flour/milk mixture is thickened and bubbling.
Reduce heat to low, and stir in the cheese until it is completely melted into the sauce.
I usually add a sprinkle or two of garlic salt to give it a little more flavor, but this is completely optional.
Scoop the meat onto each bun and then ladle on the cheese sauce. Add some sauteed mushrooms is you desire (I desired) and pop the top of the bun on and eat! Enjoy!
Do you have any short cuts for making traditional or classic foods?