For those of you not from the Philadelphia area, 'whiz wit' it how we order our cheesesteaks (meaning Cheez Whiz® with onions). This is a recipe I came up with combining two of my favorite foods, the cheesesteak and chili. This is a great recipe to make for parties or the big game. Throw it in a slow cooker to keep warm, and it feeds an army.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat enough olive oil to lightly coat onions in a large pot over medium heat. Stir onion into the oil, season with garlic salt, and cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove onions to a plate lined with paper towel to drain.

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  • Heat more oil in the pot as needed to coat bell peppers completely in oil. Stir green bell pepper into the hot oil and season with garlic salt. Cook and stir pepper until tender, about 5 minutes; transfer to plate lined with paper towel to drain.

  • Heat more oil in the pot as needed to coat beef completely in oil. Stir sliced beef into the hot oil; season with garlic salt. Cook the beef, breaking apart clumped pieces with a spoon as you stir, until mostly browned, about 5 minutes. Season beef with chili seasoning mix and continue cooking until the beef is no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  • Stir processed cheese spread into the beef mixture. Pour spicy tomato sauce over the beef and stir until the cheese and sauce are smoothly mixed. Add just enough tomato sauce to the beef mixture so the beef can simmer in liquid but is not submerged; add kidney beans, cooked onion, and cooked pepper. Add more tomato sauce to the mixture again to just coat the ingredients. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the beef and beans reach your desired texture, 30 to 60 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Another option for the spicy sauce would be to use diced green chilies. Place 1 can diced green chilies in a food processor and process until they are mostly liquid, then add to the pot. Then add the regular tomato sauce.

Nutrition Facts

470 calories; protein 20.3g; carbohydrates 20.9g; fat 34.5g; cholesterol 82.3mg; sodium 1850.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2015
Since our three year old's favorite dish is chili(we eat it at least once a week) and my husband is a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan; I thought this recipe would appease both of them and change things up a bit! I didn't have Cheez Whiz (which of course would have made it more authentic) but I did use a condensed cheddar cheese soup and softened cream cheese whipped together to get a similar consistency tempering/blending them both in towards the end of cooking. I also used diced fire roasted tomatoes as opposed to the spicy tomato sauce cause the three year old can handle some heat but I didn't want any crying during dinner:) Thank you Dan for sharing this recipe! My husband has already put in requests for this dish more often during football season. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2015
Since our three year old's favorite dish is chili(we eat it at least once a week) and my husband is a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan; I thought this recipe would appease both of them and change things up a bit! I didn't have Cheez Whiz (which of course would have made it more authentic) but I did use a condensed cheddar cheese soup and softened cream cheese whipped together to get a similar consistency tempering/blending them both in towards the end of cooking. I also used diced fire roasted tomatoes as opposed to the spicy tomato sauce cause the three year old can handle some heat but I didn't want any crying during dinner:) Thank you Dan for sharing this recipe! My husband has already put in requests for this dish more often during football season. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2015
I used london broil steak since it was on sale. But I also added dried chilies and cayenne pepper to kick the spicy up a notch. But overall really good! Read More