Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Philly Cheese Steaks from the Crockpot

Thank you for your patience as I try out some new recipes.  This one was an instant hit so I made it again and took some pictures so you can enjoy it too!  My husband wants these sandwiches in the regular rotation.  I make these before and after a 12 hour shift with a 45 minute commute.  That's how easy they are!!!


3 lb brisket or beef roast
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 C beef broth
1 Lg onion sliced
1 Lg bell pepper sliced
16 Tbsp steak sauce
8 ciabatta rolls
8 slices provolone cheese


Place the brisket or roast into a large crock pot.  Pour the beef broth over top of the roast and sprinkle with dry onion soup mix directly from the envelope.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or more.  I have a timer on mine.  I choose 8 hours on low and then it switches over to keep warm until we are ready to eat.

About 30-60 minutes before dinner shred the meat with two forks and add the sliced onions and peppers.  Cover and cook on low to steam the veggies.
Now you are ready to assemble all your sandwiches. Slice the rolls and open the cheese to set up an assembling station.

First spread 2 Tbsp of steak sauce on one ciabatta roll.  Our favorite is A1 thick and hearty.
Add a generous helping of shredded beef and sliced onions and peppers to the other half of the roll.
Now top the beef mixture with a slice of provolone.

Here is the finished sandwich.
They are soooooo tasty.  Your house will smell amazing all day.  I assemble all the sandwiches and wrap the ones we aren't going to eat for dinner in aluminum foil. 
I put the wrapped sandwiches in a gallon zipper bag and put the date on the bag.
Now you can freeze theses sandwiches for months.  When ready to eat please thaw in the fridge for 2 days.  Then bake in the foil wrappers at 350 degrees for one hour.  If you want to have a picnic in the park you can bake them at home and place the foil wrapped sandwiches in a basket.   They will still be piping hot when you get to the park. 

I hope you enjoy these sandwiches as much as we do.  They are just mouthwatering!  They are so easy to make you can put it together in ten minutes in the morning before work and assemble them in fifteen minutes after you get home. 

Christie aka Keeza