This picture makes me think that there should be a chorus of angels singing when you look at this sandwich. It is a magical sandwich indeed. But, this sandwich is also a hot mess. Literally. Hot and messy. And delicious. Did I mention delicious? Well, perhaps it is insinuated when you hear the angels singing.
Lately we have been a little obsessed with philly cheesesteak sandwiches in my household. It has become a fairly common occurrence for us to enjoy a cheesy steak sandwich for dinner. There are many variations on this idea. Some with lots of Mama Lil’s peppers, some have BBQ sauce, most are on hot dog buns, and they are all yummy. This is one that I threw together last week and just had to share. It makes for a fast and easy dinner and most of all, it is a serious crowd pleaser. Because really, what is not to like about this?
And the best part? Other than marinating the steak, this whole thing comes together in about 15 minutes. When you slice the steak thinly, it cooks in no time.
Hot Mess Steak Sandwich
Makes 2-3 Sandwiches, depending on how meat-tastick you want them.
- 1 lb trimmed Strip Steak
- 3 TB Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 TB soy sauce
- 6 pieces provolone
- Pickled jalepeno slices
- Brioche buns
Trim steak of excess fat and marinate in soy and Worcestershire for 2 hours or overnight. Slice the steak across the grain as thinly as you can. Toss steak in a hot skillet and cook until meat is nicely browned. Spread the meat in an even layer in the bottom of the pan and put the pieces of cheese across the top. Toss lots of jalapeño slices on top of the cheese. Turn off the heat and let the meat/cheese sit until melted.
Toast as many sandwich buns as you need. Spread a serious layer of mayonnaise on the top of the bun. Then squirt Siratcha on the mayo. (I think a combo of mayo and Siratcha is a magical thing indeed.) Pile the bottom of the bun up high with the steak/jalapeño/ cheese combination. Close the sandwich and eat it!