Um. This is not a cheesesteak. As a Philadelphian and a girl that is set in her cheesesteak ways, I have to be clear about that.
• cheesesteaks come on soft and crusty rolls
• they use thin cuts of juicy meat
• Cheez Wiz is superior
• and they have onions, only onions
That being said, this is an amazing steak and mushroom grilled cheese sandwich. It’s hearty and flavorful and packs in a ton of cheese. Hope you enjoy.
Also, come to Philly for a cheesesteak some time. Order the Wiz Wit from Pat’s. If you haven’t done this, you need to add it to your bucket list… now. NOW!
Steak & Mushroom Grilled Cheese
4oz prime rib (or your cut of choice), sliced into strips
6 white button mushrooms, sliced
1/4 sweet vidalia onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4 slices sourdough bread
4 slices mozzarella cheese
4 slices American cheese
Preheat your skillet to medium heat. Put a little olive oil in and cook your steak to your desired level of doneness. Since it is sliced, It won’t take long.
When steak is done, remove it with tongs into a bowl. Add Worcestershire sauce.
Add another tablespoon of olive oil and your garlic to the skillet. Stir for about one minute, until garlic is nice and fragrant. Add in mushrooms and onions. Salt and pepper. Sauté those suckers until the onions are brown and caramelized. Approximately ten minutes.
While those are cooking, begin assembling your sandwiches. Lay out your bread. Place 2 slices of mozzarella on one slice of bread, and 2 slices of american on the other. Repeat for other sandwich. Lay steak on the mozzarella-covered slices of bread.
When mushroom-onion mixture is finished cooking, use tongs to arrange on top of the steak.
Close your sandwiches and butter each side. Place in the same skillet you cooked your meat and veggies in, cause it has all that yummy flavor just sitting there. Use a grilled cheese press (or a bacon press or a can of tomatoes covered in foil) to compress the sandwich. Cook over medium heat until bread is browned on both sides and cheese is melty.
Remove from heat and let cool a couple of minutes before cutting or just shoving your face into it.