An Irresistible Twist on the Classic Philly Cheese Steak

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious way to enjoy homemade cheesesteak, this recipe is for you. While it’s not meant to be a traditional Philly cheesesteak replacement, it offers a delightful shortcut that combines ground beef, veggies, and a whole lot of flavor. From sandwiches to loaded fries, the possibilities are endless with this mouthwatering dish.

Ground Beef Cheesesteak Bliss

Thanks to the use of extra lean ground beef, this hamburger cheesesteak is not only tasty but also a well-balanced meal. With 24 grams of protein and just 280 calories per serving, it’s a macro-friendly option that won’t disappoint.

Core Ingredients

Let’s dive into the key ingredients that make this ground beef cheesesteak a winner. Remember, this recipe is about personalization, so feel free to add your favorite veggies alongside a touch of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ground beef
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Provolone or white American cheese

Ground Beef Goodness

For the ultimate browning experience, be sure to leave the ground beef untouched in a hot, dry pan. By doing so, you create the perfect environment for the Maillard reaction, resulting in a flavorful crust. To enhance its taste, a simple seasoning of salt and pepper is all you need. However, feel free to let your creativity run wild.

Amplify the Veggie Power

To boost the volume and overall enjoyment of this dish, I like to include both onions, peppers, and sliced mushrooms. This not only creates larger serving sizes but also provides a delightful variety of flavors that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

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The Cheese Dilemma

When it comes to choosing the ideal cheese for your cheesesteak, the options are endless. While provolone and American cheese are the usual suspects, feel free to experiment with different combinations. For those seeking a creamier texture, Cheez Whiz is a popular choice. Moreover, if you’re looking to cut back on fat or dairy, there are low-fat and dairy-free alternatives available.

Serving Suggestions

Now that your ground beef cheesesteak is ready to be devoured, it’s time to decide how to enjoy it. The classic option of serving it on a toasted hoagie roll with your favorite condiments is always a winner. However, there are numerous other ways to savor this irresistible dish:

  • Cheesesteak mac and cheese with protein pasta and a luscious cheese sauce
  • Nachos or loaded fries with baked tortilla chips or crinkle cut fries
  • Ground beef cheesesteak sliders using sliced Hawaiian rolls
  • Stuffed inside an air fryer baked potato for a hearty and satisfying meal
  • Served over rice, cauliflower rice, mashed potatoes, or a low-carb potato substitute
  • Cheesesteak egg rolls for a delightful twist on a classic

As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Don’t hesitate to get creative and make this dish your own. Whether you choose to stick to the traditional sandwich or explore other exciting serving options, I’d love to hear about your creations. Share your thoughts and reviews in the comments. And remember, if you’re in the mood for some lip-smacking barbecue, check out Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. Happy cooking!