Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Portobello Philly Cheesesteaks

Cyrus said he was craving philly cheesesteaks this week, so I decided to try out this recipe. It turned out a lot like a mushroom-cheese melt I've made from Penzey's One, but better. I will definitely make this version from now on. It's pretty simple and tasty. I didn't have vegetable broth so I just used some water, and I bought hamburger buns instead of sub rolls because I'm dumb. Definitely a make-again though. This recipe originally came from Eating Well magazine, but I got it off of the Cooking Light Bulletin Boards.

Portobello Philly Cheesesteaks
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
4 large portobello mushrooms, stems and gills removed (see Tip), sliced
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or
2 teaspoons dried
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 cup vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 ounces thinly sliced reduced-fat provolone cheese
4 whole-wheat buns, split and toasted

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft and beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, oregano and pepper and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are wilted and soft, about 7 minutes.

2. Reduce heat to low; sprinkle the vegetables with flour and stir to coat. Stir in broth and soy sauce; bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat, lay cheese slices on top of the vegetables, cover and let stand until melted, 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Divide the mixture into 4 portions with a spatula, leaving the melted cheese layer on top. Scoop a portion onto each toasted bun and serve immediately.

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