This sandwich is pretty much a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, but I didn’t want anyone from Philly coming to beat me up and take my lunch money for claiming to have made a Philly Cheese Steak in northern West Virginia. I don’t want to use the name West Virginia Cheese Steak, either, because I’m pretty sure that would have to involve something disgusting like road kill or opossum. So I’ll just keep things simple and leave it at Cheese Steak Sandwich. Yeah.
To make two sandwiches, you will need:
- 3/4-1 pound of cube steak (round steak that has been tenderized)
- Fresh mozzarella cheese (about 3 ounces)
- 1 tbs brown sugar
- half of an onion, sliced
- 1/3c Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 4 tbs butter (plus more for the bread)
- 2 French/hoagie/deli rolls
Heat 2 tbs of the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and saute for about 5 minutes, until they have begun to soften. Add the brown sugar and 1/4 tsp salt. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 15 minutes more, or until they are very soft and caramelized. Remove and set aside.
Cut the beef into thin strips (against the grain). Season with the remaining salt and pepper.
Crank the heat on your pan up to high. Add the remaining 2 Tbs of butter. Once melted, add the steak (in a single layer). Cook on both sides until brown, about 3 minutes total.
Reduce heat to low. Add in the Worcestershire sauce and the cooked onions. Stir to combine.
Butter each side of your bread, and toast it lightly.
Assemble as shown. If you have extra juice from the pan, spoon it over the top.
Top with sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese. Pop the entire sandwich back into the oven (on a baking sheet) just long enough for the cheese to melt.
Serve and enjoy!
Side-note: don’t serve this to anyone you don’t like. Else you may have trouble getting rid of them. Unless they are a vegetarian. In which case, have at it. *ducks*
Side-side-note: I <3 vegetarians, and wish I had that kind of willpower. Please don’t send me hate mail.
Side-side-side-note: On second thought, send me hate mail if you want to. I think that’s one of the signs you’ve made it in the blogging world.