The Best Steak and Cheese
If you love a Philly Cheese Steak, wait until you try this Steak and Cheese sub style sandwich. It’s made with chipped beef, sliced and marinated, from a Beef Chuck Tender roast. Then it’s topped with sauteed onions, sweet lunch box peppers and melted Monterrey Jack cheese. I like to use full length loafs of French Bread, cut in half and spread with butter, before I load them with goodies, then quickly toast them in the oven under the broiler. If this sounds good to you, let’s get started.
Steak and Cheese Chipped Beef
One of the first things I learned about meat preparation was the secret to cutting thin sliced meat. This secret can be applied to pork and chicken as well, not just beef. All you have to do, after the meat has been cut into portions, is place the meat on cookie sheets and freeze for 30 to 45 minutes. Once the meat is firm, it’s a lot easier to cut and slice into thin pieces. If you’re using a meat slicer, you can stack the meat portions into 3’s and freeze for an hour, instead, then run them on the blade.
In my video tutorial I use my food processor to cut the meat but I don’t recommend that you do this at home because it can be dangerous. The cheese grader blade, on my machine, has a reversed blade designed to slice vegetables, not meat. So, be for warned that it is dangerous to cut chipped beef this way and that I don’t recommend that you do it this way. Stick with a meat slicer, grinder or a sharp kitchen knife. Even better, just have your butcher do it for you.
Steak and Cheese Ingredients:
2 Loaf French Bread
3 lbs Beef Chuck Tender Roast, chipped
3 tbsp Butter
1 Onion, sliced
1 Bell Pepper, sliced
1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
Salt and Pepper to taste during cooking
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1 Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
After everything has been cooked, the meat and vegetables, you can combine everything and melt the cheese in the pan, covered with a lid, or bake in the oven, on the french bread under a low broil for, a few minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is lightly toasted. I recommend that you butter the bread first ,though, before you toast your Steak and Cheese Sandwich.