I decided to start easy, and so I went with the Easy Steak Sandwich recipe. Here is the final result:
And here is the recipe that I used: (link)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 medium onion, sliced
- 4 large fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1/4 green bell pepper, sliced into long strips
- 1 (1/2 pound) well-marbled beef steak of any type, sliced as thinly as possible
- 3 tablespoons chopped pickled hot peppers
- 1 teaspoon Hot pepper sauce
- 2 slices sharp Cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/3 French baguette, cut in half lengthwise
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until tender. Push onion to the side of the pan, and add the mushrooms. Cook and stir until softened, then add the bell pepper and cook just until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon, and set aside.
- Add the remaining butter to the skillet. No need to clean the pan, just let it heat up a little bit. Place the steak in the skillet along with the pickled peppers. Season with salt and pepper. The steak cooks really fast, just a couple of minutes. Once the steak is mostly browned, return the onion and pepper to the pan. Cook until heated through.
- Turn off the heat, and place the slices of cheese over the top of the pile so they can melt. Scoop the whole pile into the awaiting bread, making sure to pour some of the juices onto that wonderful sandwich.
ChangesI didn't change a whole lot here, but I did scale this up. It seemed like the recipe was mostly for one sandwich, so I added more bell pepper and onion. I think I sliced up 1 green and 1 red bell pepper and a whole onion.
I also couldn't really find a french baguette that I wanted, so I went with smaller french rolls.
This recipe lived up to its name as being easy to make. The first step was to cut up the steak into strips. The recipe didn't really talk about how to select the correct meat, but a lot of the comments talked about making sure you get really thin cuts and you also want to make sure that there is some fat in it, because that makes for a better sandwich. Here is the size of the steak that I picked out. I am not sure if it was the perfect type for this sandwich, but it seemed to work well enough.
After slicing up the steak I started cooking. I added the onions to the pan and let them cook for a little bit.
Then I pushed them to the side and cooked up the mushrooms.
I then added the steak and the picked hot peppers and cooked them up. Since the steak was thin it cooked fairly quickly.
I then added the veggies pack in and cooked them for a little bit to heat everything up and mix it together.
Then I made the sandwiches, by first layering the cheese.
Since I was in Texas when I made this Sprinkles didn't get a chance to appear in pictures and I know that she is really the only reason people read this. So here is a picture of very young sprinkles in a sink!