Discover the Delight of a Chipotle Cheese Steak

Imagine sinking your teeth into a juicy, flavorful sandwich that combines the tantalizing taste of a Philly cheesesteak with the smoky kick of chipotle mayo. This ultimate comfort food is a perfect blend of savory sliced sirloin, peppers, and onions, all smothered with melted cheddar cheese. Get ready for a next-level delicious experience!

A Twist on a Classic Favorite

Philly cheesesteak fans, get ready to rejoice! Making Cheesesteak Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo from scratch is just as quick as grabbing a hoagie from your favorite takeout spot. Picture this: tender, seasoned sliced sirloin, combined with peppers and onions, all enveloped in a creamy layer of extra sharp cheese. And to top it off, a sweet and smoky chipotle mayo that adds an extra kick of flavor. Truly a symphony of taste!

Elevate Your Game Day Spread

Looking for the perfect addition to your game day feast or party spread? These easy-to-make cheesesteak sandwiches are the answer. The combination of succulent steak, cheese, and veggies stuffed into a hoagie roll will undoubtedly impress your guests. Take your game day menu to new heights by pairing these sandwiches with Corn Queso Dip, Stuffed Cherry Peppers, and Crispy Buffalo Wings. A winning combination for any occasion!

Unveiling the Secrets of an Authentic Steak and Cheese

While not entirely authentic, this cheesesteak sandwich captures the essence of the classic Philly favorite. Traditionally, the authentic version features thinly sliced beef and American cheese, provolone, or Cheese-Whiz. Our version takes inspiration from this classic but adds its own twist. Think juicy, cheesy, and delightfully messy — a true tribute to the original.

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The Perfect Harmony of Ingredients

To create an authentic Philly cheesesteak experience, you’ll need a few key ingredients. Start by selecting the right cut of meat, such as petite sirloin, ribeye, top sirloin, top round, or eye round. These cuts offer the perfect balance of flavor and tenderness. Pair the steak with yellow onions and red bell peppers for additional flavor, texture, and color. To season the steak, a sprinkle of seasoning salt and garlic powder will do the trick. And of course, don’t forget the hoagie rolls! Choose a sturdy roll, such as an Amoroso roll, or opt for a sub or “hero” roll. Lastly, select a rich and creamy melting cheese like Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, American cheese, provolone, or even Cheez-Whiz for a touch of nostalgia.

Tip: For an extra burst of flavor, experiment with different cheese options such as Pepper Jack Cheese for a little spice or Horseradish Cheddar Cheese for a tangy kick. Get creative and find your favorite!

Elevating the Flavor with Chipotle Mayo

To take these cheesesteak sandwiches to the next level, we introduce a simple yet game-changing chipotle mayo. While not traditionally found on a Philly cheesesteak, this sauce adds a spicy and smoky dimension that perfectly complements the other flavors. The recipe requires only two ingredients: mayonnaise and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Just a dollop of this flavor-packed mayo will elevate your sandwich to new heights.

Perfecting the Art of Slicing Steak

One of the secrets to an outstanding homemade cheesesteak is the thinness of the meat slices. To achieve the perfect texture, start by placing your steaks in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. This will firm up the meat, making it easier to slice. Once chilled, carefully slice the steaks as thin as possible against the grain using a sharp knife. For added convenience, you can chop the slices into smaller pieces if desired.

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From Preparation to Perfection

Prepare for an unforgettable culinary experience by following these steps. Begin by freezing your steak and preheating the oven. While waiting, create the chipotle mayo by combining the mayo with minced adobo peppers. Set this aside as you prepare the filling. Using a skillet, sauté the onions and peppers until they begin to soften. Transfer them to a bowl and set them aside. Slice the chilled steak against the grain, then cook half of the slices in the same skillet with seasoning salt and garlic powder. Repeat this process with the remaining steak. Finally, combine all the steak, peppers, and onions in the skillet, sprinkle the cheese on top, cover, and cook until the cheese melts. Meanwhile, toast the hoagie rolls in the oven until they attain a delightful golden hue. Spread the chipotle mayo inside each roll and generously scoop the steak, cheese, onion, and pepper filling onto the toasted rolls. Serve hot and savor the deliciousness!

Endless Variations to Explore

The beauty of steak and cheese sandwiches lies in their flexibility. Don’t limit yourself to the traditional beef version; try these delectable variations:

  • Chicken cheesesteak: Replace the beef with finely chopped chicken breasts.
  • Vegetarian cheesesteak: Load up on veggies! Add mushrooms, shaved brussels sprouts, broccoli florets, and zucchini in addition to the peppers and onions.
  • Grilled peppers: Enhance the flavor by incorporating grilled or air-fried peppers. Slice the charred peppers and add them generously to your cheesesteak.
  • Cold toppings: Don’t be afraid to experiment with cold toppings. Add shredded lettuce, remoulade sauce, white BBQ sauce, sliced tomatoes, pickled onions, mayo, mojo sauce, or any other toppings of your choice to create a personalized masterpiece.
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Storage Tips for Leftovers

While cheesesteaks are best enjoyed fresh and piping hot, you can store leftover filling in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Remember to store the filling and rolls separately to avoid any unfortunate sogginess.

Elevate Your Meal with Sides

To complete your meal, pair your cheesesteaks with classic “junk food” sides that complement the richness and indulgence of the sandwiches. Consider options such as zucchini fries, French fries, green bean fries, Irish nachos, potato chips, tater tots, or any other favorites from our list of 27+ BEST Sides for Philly Cheesesteak.

Perfect Wine Pairings

Indulge in the salty, fatty goodness of a cheesesteak with a perfectly paired wine. Opt for light-bodied, fruity reds such as Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, or Merlot. The combination of flavors will elevate your dining experience to new heights.

Share Your Culinary Masterpiece

If you give these cheesesteak sandwiches a try, we’d love to hear about it! Feel free to leave a star review and share a picture of your finished dish on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings, and be sure to tag us @platingsandpairings. We can’t wait to see your creation!

Expand Your Culinary Repertoire

Looking for more comforting and delicious recipes to try? Look no further! Here are a few suggestions to tantalize your taste buds:

  • Cubano Sandwich
  • Green Chili Cheeseburger
  • French Dip Burger with Au Jus Horseradish
  • Veggie Burgers with Pickled Cabbage
  • Red Wine Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese

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