Thursday, January 7, 2016

Food Hussy Recipe: CopyCat Penn Station Philly Cheese Sub

What does this look like?

 Penn Station - right? I absolutely LOVE Penn Station - I go probably at least a couple times a month - my standard order is Philly Cheese with extra mushrooms, extra cheese & mayo.

Last month I was at Meijer and saw that there was a tray of Certified Angus Beef shaved/sliced steak. Actually - I can't remember the specific name of the cut - but it's in the meat counter at Meijer between the ground beef and the steaks. I asked the meat counter guy (who I quickly made friends with) what you would use that for - he said, "Oh I guess something like Steak-Umms" - which I hadn't heard of in YEARS!

My brain then jumped to Penn Station and I knew what we were having for dinner!!!

To recreate my favorite Penn Station - I pulled out the cast iron and sauteed mushrooms and onions. Larry isn't a fan of onions but in something like this - he'll live. :-)

Once the veggies are tender - add the sliced steak. It cooks up VERY quickly - literally just a 2-3 minutes or so and you're done! This is a super quick dinner! As far as seasoning - I just add a little salt & pepper - I don't think you need much - the steak is a good quality - so that's good on its own.

After the steak is ready - grab your favorite roll (you can go for the crispy ones - I went for a little softer mini-sub roll version) - open it up and pile on the toppings. Top with a thick slice of provolone and pop it under the broiler or in the toaster oven.

Boomio - Penn Station at home! The great thing about this is you can buy as much or as little as you need for your family. One pound makes 4-6 sandwiches depending on how much you fill them and how large your sub rolls are.

I put a thin layer of mayo on the roll before I added the beef and then a little more after the toaster oven but top it however you like.

My husband is now pretty accustomed to this version as we have it at least twice a month and my visits to Penn Station have tapered off a bit. Between this and my upcoming Maid Rite recipe - I'm coming into my own with recipes in a rotation that we have all the time.

Again - I've never seen this meat anywhere else or in another form or brand - so if you'd like to try it - check Meijer's meat counter and enjoy!

CopyCat Penn Station Philly Cheese Sub

* 1 pound Certified Angus Beef - Sliced Steak (at the meat counter at Meijer)
* 1/2 onion
* 4-8 oz mushrooms, sliced & chopped
* salt & pepper
* sub rolls
* provolone cheese
* mayo

Saute mushrooms and onions in cast iron pan for 3-4 minutes until soft. Add sliced steak (temp on high) and fry for 2-3 minutes. Open favorite sub roll and pile on the steak mixture. Top with thick slice of provolone and heat under broiler or toaster oven for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from toaster oven and top with mayo
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