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Enjoy flavorful Philly cheese steak without the guilt
Cheese, steak, onions and sweet peppers combine to make one of Philadelphia's most famous dishes, the Philly Cheese Steak. Just back from a trip to Philadelphia, I craved one — but not all the calories that go with it. Here's a version that has the flavor without the guilt.
Some people serve ketchup with the sandwich, others serve marinara sauce and still others like it plain. The choice is yours.
Tips: If you prefer, you can use all green or all red pepper. Any quick-cooking steak can be used. One-half cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar can be used instead of cheese spread. Sprinkle it over meat and place under broiler for a minute to melt.
PHILLY CHEESE STEAK SANDWICH
Vegetable oil spray
1 cup thinly sliced onion
1⁄2 cup sliced green bell pepper
1⁄2 cup sliced red bell pepper
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3⁄4 pound round steak, thinly sliced
1⁄4 cup light cheese spread (Cheese Whiz)
2 crusty hoagie or sub rolls (4 ounces each)
2 tablespoons marinara sauce
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and spray with oil. Sauté onion and bell peppers 10 minutes, or until onions are golden. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside vegetables and spray the skillet again. Sauté the steak two minutes, turning to cook all sides. Remove from the heat.
Slice the rolls in half lengthwise. Spoon the onions and peppers onto the bottom and top with steak. Melt cheese spread in the microwave 10 to 15 seconds and spoon over the meat. Spoon 1 tablespoon marinara sauce over each sandwich. Close sandwiches and serve. Makes two servings.