I often think that people assume that dinner at a chef home at night is a gourmet meal. That is not the reality for me. After a long day in the kitchen, dinner at home needs to be planned in advance and needs to come together quickly so I can relax and spend time with my family. My slow cooker is one way that I ensure supper come together with ease when I get home.
I also often like to prepare something that my husband can also enjoy for lunch later in the week. Cheese steak sandwiches is one such recipe that I will prep the night before and turn on low in the morning and let is slow cook all day while I am at work.
Slow cooker Cheesesteak Sandwiches
2 pounds beef strips, often labeled as for fajitas or stir fries in the grocery
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup beef stock, heated
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, Wildtree preferred
1 tablespoon garlic seasoning blend such as Wildtree Garlic Galore
2 tablespoons roasted garlic or natural grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon Absolutely Onion blend or minced onion
1 large sweet onion, sliced, optional
1 large green pepper, sliced, optional
8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms, optional
8 slices Provolone cheese
8 small baguettes, split
Layer 1/2 the onions, green pepper and mushrooms in the bottom of your slow cooker.
Add stock, vinegar, Worcestershire, onion and garlic seasoning blend and beef to your slow cooker. Drizzle with grapeseed oil. Top with remaining onions, green pepper and mushrooms.
Cover your slow cooker and turn on low and cook for 4-6 hours or until beef is tender.
Top each baguette with 2 slices of cheese. Top with hot beef mixture. Serve with meat juices on the side, if desired.