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Cheesesteak Sandwiches with Sautéed Onions and Peppers

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6
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Combine the fabulous flavors of steak, peppers and cheese in hoagie buns for hot and delicious sandwiches ready in just 25 minutes!

Ingredients

3
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons butter
2
medium onions, thinly sliced
2
red bell peppers, thinly sliced
2
lb beef top round (about 1 1/2 inch thick), cut lengthwise into paper-thin strips (Ask your butcher to slice the beef. However, if you prefer to slice it yourself, freeze the beef 30 to 60 minutes or until it’s firm but not frozen to make it easier to slice.)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
6
hoagie buns, split
1 1/4
cups cheese dip (from 15-oz jar)

Directions

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat until hot. Add onions and bell peppers. Cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and tender. Remove skillet from heat and remove onion mixture from skillet; set aside.
  • 2 Toss beef with salt and pepper so seasonings are evenly distributed. To the same skillet, add remaining oil and butter and increase heat to medium-high. Add one-fourth of the beef and cook 1 to 2 minutes, turning once, until beef is browned. Remove beef from skillet, and repeat to cook remaining beef.
  • 3 Return beef to skillet with onions and bell peppers. Stir in Worcestershire sauce. Divide beef evenly among bottom halves of buns and spoon 3 tablespoons cheese dip onto each. Cover with top halves of buns. (If your cheese dip has been refrigerated, spoon it into a microwavable bowl and microwave 10 to 20 seconds on High or until warm).

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
930mg
39%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
6g
Protein
38g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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