As delicious as they are, traditional Philly cheese steaks are notorious for heartburn-inducing piles of greasy meat and oozing cheese on a processed white bread roll.
But with a few healthy tweaks, they can fit into your healthy eating plan.
By using fresh veggies, lean sirloin steak, and smaller whole-wheat rolls, you can get the same authentic flavor without the extra fat and calories.
Slap on a slice of provolone cheese and you’ve got yourself a meal!
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Pro tip: To make slicing sirloin easier, freeze it for approximately 30 minutes before slicing.
Philly Cheese Steak Sliders
With a few tweaks, Philly cheese steak sliders can fit into your healthy eating plan and have the same authentic flavor without the extra fat and calories.
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 medium green (or red) bell pepper, sliced
- 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
- 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano, finely chopped (or 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves)
- Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
- 8 oz. raw lean beef sirloin, sliced very thin
- ¼ cup sliced banana (or cherry) peppers (optional)
- 2 oz. provolone cheese, thinly sliced
- 4 small whole-wheat rolls, split, toasted
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet (or griddle) over medium-high heat.
Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onions are soft.
Add mushrooms and oregano. Season with salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until mushrooms are soft.
Add sirloin; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until beef is cooked through.
Top evenly with banana peppers (if desired) and cheese. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Top buns evenly with meat mixture; serve immediately.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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Serve with a side salad or veggies at lunch.
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Photos by Kirsten Morningstar