Open-Face Cheesesteaks

Gina's riff on cheesesteaks broils the sandwiches to melt the cheese over the sautéed veggies and steak.

Open-Face Cheesesteaks
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 8 ounce whole wheat baguette or Italian bread, halved lengthwise

  • 10 ounce beef sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips

  • Kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • Freshly cracked pepper, to taste

  • Olive oil spray

  • ½ tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup thin onion slices

  • 1 cup green bell pepper slices

  • 8 ounce sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 4 - 8 slices provolone cheese (3/4 oz. each)


  1. Adjust oven rack 6 inches from the heating element. Preheat broiler on low. Cut each baguette piece in half crosswise. Scoop out some of the bread from the center of each, leaving thick walls. Place bread cut side up on a baking sheet.

  2. Season steak with the garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Coat with olive oil cooking spray and add half of the steak, making sure not to crowd the pan. Cook 1 minute until browned, then turn and cook an additional 30 seconds. Set aside in a large dish. Repeat with the remaining steak. Wipe skillet clean.

  3. Reduce heat to medium, add 1 teaspoon olive oil to skillet; add onion and bell pepper and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until vegetables are soft and slightly browned. Add to steak.

  4. Add an additional 1/2 teaspoon olive oil to skillet. Add mushrooms; season with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, 3 to 4 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat; stir in steak, onions, and peppers.

  5. Mound steak and vegetables evenly onto bread and top with cheese. Heat under the broiler until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

338 Calories
11g Fat
36g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 544mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 34mg 170%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 644mg 14%
Folate, total 77.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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