Thursday, September 13, 2012

Philly Cheesesteak Pizzas

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 Italian frying pepper, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound shaved or very thinly sliced beef
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 whole-wheat pocketless pitas or prebaked individual-size pizza crusts
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend, or a mix of shredded mozzarella, provolone and parmesan
1/2 cup pickled sliced sweet or hot cherry peppers

Preheat the broiler. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and frying pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Add the parsley, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring, 1 more minute.

Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with foil. Place the pitas on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle each with 1/4 cup cheese. Top evenly with the beef mixture and the remaining 1 cup cheese.

Broil the pizzas until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Top with the cherry peppers and cut each pizza into quarters.

Per serving: Calories 590; Fat 33 g (Saturated 13 g); Cholesterol 95 mg; Sodium 1,159 mg; Carbohydrate 32 g; Fiber 5 g; Protein 41 g

Bag 1: Onions, peppers, garlic
Bag 2: Steak strips
Bag 3: Cheese
Bag 4: Pitas
Tub 1: Cherry peppers
You could probably get away with making this straight from the freezer.  Sautee veggies and steak, then divide between pitas, top with cheese, and cherry peppers if desired, then broil.

1 comment:

  1. I discovered this meal in our freezer this week, and 10 months later, it was still very tasty.