I love cheese steak subs/hoagies/sandwiches/whatever. Unfortunately, with the gluten-free thing, I rarely get to have one any more. I know… I know… there are gluten-free breads and rolls out there but I have yet to find one that is worth the cost (ridiculously expensive) and the calories. They just aren’t good. So I find a way around it! And, thus, is born the Cheesesteak baked (or jacket) potato.
What is it I love about a cheesesteak sub? All the sautéed vegetables are definitely important. 1/2 large red pepper, green pepper, sweet onion, and four large mushrooms, all sliced and cooked up in 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
Cook vegetables until they are soft.
The meat is the next most important part. We are fortunate to have several Asian markets close by. They all sell very thinly sliced beef and pork for miscellaneous Asian dishes and this meat is perfect for cheesesteaks. The beef is fairly lean, as you can see. I take a package and divide it into two packets since there is just the two of us. It is very handy to have in the freezer.
Removed the cooked vegetables from the pan and sautéed the beef with 1tsp chopped garlic and a little more olive oil.
Tossed in a hearty dash of Italian seasoning (approximately 1/2 Tbsp).
Returned the cooked veg to the pan and tossed with the mean and seasoning.
Cut open the hot baked potato and topped with shredded mozzarella
Then loaded on the beef / veg mixture and topped with more shredded mozzarella. I did put the plate in to the microwave for about 1 minute to help melt the cheese. Definitely a Do Again dinner and satisfied my craving for a cheesesteak.
Notes for next time: I actually like my cheesesteak with just the meat and the vegetable but sometimes you can get them with a little marinara sauce. I think next time I will make a small, simple batch of marinara to top everything. I think that will make it even better.