Rating: 4.37 stars
60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Great main-dish salad! I got this recipe years ago from a friend from PA. The curly fries sound a little strange for a salad ingredient but they make it different-also kids will enjoy it AND eat their salad!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 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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  • In a covered dish, spread out sliced steak, peppers and onions and pour the Italian dressing over all. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

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  • Cook French fries according to package instructions while steak is marinating.

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute steak, peppers and onions until vegetables are tender and steak is cooked to your liking. Separate steak mixture into 8 equal portions while in the skillet, and top each portion with cheese. Cover and set aside to let cheese melt.

  • Arrange lettuce, tomatoes and garbanzo beans on 8 separate plates. Top each salad with 1/8 of the French fries and 1/8 of the steak mixture and serve with Ranch-style salad dressing.

Nutrition Facts

645 calories; protein 20.2g; carbohydrates 39.1g; fat 45.9g; cholesterol 50.2mg; sodium 1442.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (62)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2010
Great salad - being from PA I had to try this! And while this doesn't compare to Pat's or Geno's it's a nice twist on a great classic! My husband loves cheesesteaks and since I have a hard time getting him to eat salads this was perfect! I used a sirloin steak that I partially froze in order to get the slices nice and thin. I marinated only the steak in light Kraft Italian dressing that I perked up with some additional minced garlic and bit of oregano. I marinated it for about an hour. I sauteed the onions and pepers in a bit of olive oil and then sauteed the steak. I used light cheddar cheese on mine and provolone on my husband's portion. You can leave out the garbanzo beans if you like but I love them so I left them in the salad. To put this over the top I wanted a homemade Ranch dressing so I used "Ranch-Style Buttermilk Dressing" from this site. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2006
This was okay. The combo of Italian and Ranch dressing was a bit odd. I think we would have liked it better if I'd sauteed the veggies and meat in butter instead. Read More
(3)
60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2010
Great salad - being from PA I had to try this! And while this doesn't compare to Pat's or Geno's it's a nice twist on a great classic! My husband loves cheesesteaks and since I have a hard time getting him to eat salads this was perfect! I used a sirloin steak that I partially froze in order to get the slices nice and thin. I marinated only the steak in light Kraft Italian dressing that I perked up with some additional minced garlic and bit of oregano. I marinated it for about an hour. I sauteed the onions and pepers in a bit of olive oil and then sauteed the steak. I used light cheddar cheese on mine and provolone on my husband's portion. You can leave out the garbanzo beans if you like but I love them so I left them in the salad. To put this over the top I wanted a homemade Ranch dressing so I used "Ranch-Style Buttermilk Dressing" from this site. I will definitely make this again. Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2003
YUM! THIS WAS SO GOOD. MY HUSBAND LOVED IT! WE HAD IT LAST NAME AS A MAIN COURSE WITH BREAD. I ADDED MUSHROOMS TO THE MEAT. EXCELLENT MEAL! EASY TO MAKE! UNIQUE TOO! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2004
Wow! This was an excellent recipe - my husband just praised it! It was so different but had such a great taste. One of my best recipes from this website yet! I did leave out the garbanzo beans and used thin fries instead of curly but obviously that did not negatively affect the outcome! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2004
What a great way to use leftover flank steak/salad...who would have thought?? To make things easier my DH bought the FF down the street while I sauteed the veggies (I added mushrooms too). I didn't use the beans or use the ranch dressing..it didn't appear to need it. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2004
WOW! what a great dish. Made for dinner as a main course. The only thing I didn't do was the fries I omitted it from the recipe. It was a wonderful meal. Will definitely make again... Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2005
I sauteed the veggies longer than the meat as I like them tender. I also used an Italian Dressing Mix dressing from this site. I left out the fries forgot the beans and tomatoes but this was excellent. I get cravings just thinking about it. Read More
(17)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2004
Hubby's not a cheese person so his portion was served without however the kids really enjoyed this very different salad. Great Dinah! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2003
I liked this recipe it had a nice flavor. I left out the beans and my boyfreind wouldn't aloow the curly fries on the salad though. I had to put them on the side of his plate. still he liked it. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2004
This recipe was perfect! My boyfriend had always spoke lovingly of this salad and I was glad to find it was so easy to make with this recipe. He did add ketchup over the dressing which looked awful but tasted great. Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2006
This was okay. The combo of Italian and Ranch dressing was a bit odd. I think we would have liked it better if I'd sauteed the veggies and meat in butter instead. Read More
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