I’m really feeling the love for classic US dishes right now and Philli Cheesesteak from Pinch of Nom is another belter. Steak, cheese and onion in a ciabatta roll – what’s not to like? If you’re not a fan of mushrooms and/or peppers leave them out.
You can use whatever steak you like, but remember you only need 150g (based on serving 2 people) and this is going in a sandwich, so don’t go out and buy fillet. Quick-cook beef sizzler steaks are ideal, however the quality from supermarkets can vary. I get my steak from a local butcher so this meal really felt like a naughty lunchtime treat yet it’s less than 400 calories per serving.
Recipe: Philly Cheesesteak
Calories: 375 per serving
Book: Pinch of Nom
Prep time: Approx 15 mins
Cooking time: Approx 10 mins
- 150g steak (all visible fat removed) cut into super-thin slices
- Sea salt
- Ground black pepper
- Low-calorie cooking spray
- 4 mushrooms (sliced)
- ½ onion (sliced)
- ½ pepper (green, red or yellow) deseeded and sliced
- 75g light spreadable cheese
- 2 gluten-free ciabatta rolls (split lengthways)
Cost per portion: Approx £2.28
Season the steak with salt and pepper and set it aside for 1 minute.
Spray a non-stick frying pan with some low-calorie cooking spray, place over a high-heat, add the steak slices and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove them from the pan and transfer to a bowl.
Spray the pan with a little more low-calorie cooking spray, then add the mushrooms, onion and pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes until they soften. Remove from the heat.
Stir in the spreadable cheese onto the steak and mix well, then add the steak to the pan with the veg and stir.
Fill the two ciabatta rolls with equal quantities of the steak mix, replace the top of the roll, and serve.