Do you ever get stuck in a cooking or what-to-eat-for-dinner rut? I know I that I am definitely guilty of this. When I notice that my family and I need some fresh, new ideas to perk up our mealtimes, I start by looking at the recipes that we already love and how I can put a fun, creative spin on them. One of my family’s favorite meals has always been stuffed peppers and stuffed tomatoes. We seem to love the idea that once you hollow out the pepper or tomato, the possibilities are endless with what food combinations you can stuff it with. Playing with various food combinations was eventually how my simple recipe for cheesesteak stuffed peppers was born.
I am a born and raised Philly girl, therefore it is only natural that cheesesteaks are basically a staple food group for me. Luckily my husband and kids also share in my cheesesteak obsession. Like I said before, our favorite way to make meals is by stuffing peppers, so what better way to stuff them then with full of the cheesesteak goodness that I have grown up loving.
The first time that I made my simple recipe for cheesesteak stuffed peppers I was not sure how it would turn out. Well after recreating this meal more than a few times now (at my family’s constant request), I have to admit that even my mouth starts to water when I know that I am going to eat this green pepper, cheesy, steak yumminess. The only thing that is as fabulous as this delicious meal is just how simple it is to make. All you need are green peppers, diced onions, sliced mushrooms, rare roast beef and picante provolone cheese (or any other cheese of your liking).
Now that you have seen those yummy looking photos, [bctt tweet=”are you ready to find out what my simple recipe for cheesesteak stuffed peppers is?”]
Take bell peppers (can be green, red or yellow), slice off the tops and seed them (take out the seeds in the middle) so that you then have pepper bowls.
Line the inside of each pepper bowl with a slice (or two or three) of cheese. My family loves Boar’s Head Picante Provolone cheese with their cheesesteak stuffed peppers, so that is what I use.
Saute sliced mushrooms and onions in a pan. I like to drizzle some olive oil to the pan first before I start sautéing.
Add sliced rare roast beef to the sautéed mushrooms and onions mixture (I use Boar’s Head rare roast beef). I season up my roast beef while it is cooking with salt, garlic salt and pepper to taste.
Once that mixture is nicely cooked up and browned, I stuff it into the hollowed out green pepper bowls that are already lined with cheese. Once I have filled up my pepper bowls I layer another slice of cheese on top.
Bake the cheesesteak stuffed pepper bowls in a pre-heated oven (I set mine for 400 degrees), for about 20 minutes or so. (I recommend that you keep an eye on them because you want the cheese to be nice and melted, but you don’t want the stuffed peppers to over bake)
Check out the finished product above that is the yummy goodness I call cheesesteak stuffed peppers. I made these for my family the other night and served them with a side of rosemary fries. My family devoured them and is already asking me to make them again.
Please let me know in the comments whether or not this is a meal that you would create for your family.
Do you have a interesting twist to add to my simple recipe for cheesesteak stuffed peppers?