Mini Philly Cheesesteaks

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Miniaturized sandwiches don't usually float my boat, as they're almost always not as good as the full-sized versions. But this mini Philly cheesesteak recipe captures everything I love about the classic.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
48 sandwiches

Ingredients

Cheese Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • 1 cup cold milk

  • 2 ounces shredded provolone cheese, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • salt to taste

Mini Cheesesteaks:

  • 1 (12 ounce) skirt steak

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, or as needed

  • ¼ cup water

  • cup diced onion

  • cup diced sweet peppers

  • 2 baguettes, or as needed, cut into 48 1/2-inch thick slices

  • ¼ cup shredded provolone cheese, or as needed

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line baking sheets with aluminum foil.

  2. Make sauce: Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Whisk flour into hot butter and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is pale and flour taste cooks off, about 1 minute. Whisk milk into flour mixture until mixture is hot and thickened, 3 to 6 minutes. Add provolone cheese, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and salt; stir until cheese is completely melted. Set aside.

  3. Make mini cheesesteaks: Season steak with salt and black pepper.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook steak in hot oil, turning occasionally, until meat is slightly firm and pink on the inside, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer meat to a plate.

  5. Return the skillet to heat and pour in water; bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Pour liquid from the skillet over steak. Cool steak to room temperature; dice meat and place meat and accumulated juices from the plate into a large bowl.

  6. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; sauté onion and peppers in hot oil until softened and slightly translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir onion and peppers into beef in the bowl; season with salt and pepper.

  7. Spread bread slices out on the prepared baking sheets and drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Flip slices over so the oiled sides face downward. Spread cheese sauce generously onto each slice. Spoon beef mixture on top. Sprinkle with provolone cheese.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and cheese is melted, 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
10g Fat
35g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 489mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 172mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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