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Philly Cheese Steak Casserole

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“Philly Cheese Steak Casserole” is a hearty and indulgent dish that combines the classic flavors of a traditional Philadelphia Cheese Steak with the comfort and ease of a casserole. This dish is characterized by its layers of savory goodness, starting with a base of tender, thinly sliced beef, reminiscent of the beef used in the iconic Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. The beef is expertly seasoned, capturing the essence of the streets of Philadelphia, with a blend of spices that might include a hint of garlic, onion, and a touch of black pepper to add depth and warmth to the flavor.

Atop the beef, a generous layer of sautéed vegetables is spread. This typically includes thinly sliced bell peppers and onions, cooked until they are just soft and caramelized, imparting a sweet and smoky flavor to the dish. These vegetables not only add a burst of color but also complement the beef with their natural sweetness and savory notes.

The highlight of the casserole is the cheese. True to the Philly Cheese Steak style, a mixture of cheeses is used, often a blend of provolone and American or Cheez Whiz, to create a creamy, gooey, and irresistibly cheesy experience. The cheese is evenly spread over the top of the beef and vegetables, ensuring each bite is rich and full of flavor.

This casserole often includes an additional layer that gives it a unique twist, setting it apart from the sandwich. This could be a layer of roasted potatoes, a crust of buttery breadcrumbs, or even a layer of puff pastry, adding a delightful texture contrast to the tender ingredients beneath.

Baked to perfection, the Philly Cheese Steak Casserole emerges from the oven with a beautifully browned and bubbly top, filling the air with its mouth-watering aroma. It’s a dish that’s not just satisfying but also brings a touch of Philadelphia’s culinary legacy to the table, perfect for gatherings, family dinners, or whenever the craving for a cheese steak hits, but with the homely touch of a casserole.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 4

Ingredients

1 ½ lb. Ground beef
2 Bell peppers chopped
½ Onion chopped
2 tsp. Minced garlic
1 tsp. Seasoned salt
8 Slices provolone cheese
4 Large Eggs
¼ C. Heavy whipping cream
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

How To Make Philly Cheese Steak Casserole

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a skillet over medium high heat on the stove, begin to brown the meat.
When the meat is partially browned, add the onions and peppers to the skillet. Cook until the meat is completely browned and the vegetables are beginning to soften.
Add the seasoned salt and minced garlic to the skillet and saute another 30 seconds. Drain any excess grease.
Layer the beef in the bottom of a well greased 9×9 baking dish.
Top the beef with the cheese slices.
Mix together the heavy whipping cream, worcestershire sauce and eggs in a bowl, and pour over the meat mixture in the baking dish.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until cooked through.

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