Monday, November 15, 2010

Philly Cheese Steak

Last weekend, we roasted a turkey to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Even with a crowd, there are always leftovers. We enjoy eating it for a couple of meals, but then you just don't think you can eat turkey again. Typically, I portion out the meat and freeze it for use later. Some was frozen with broth to make Turkey Soup in the future and some was frozen "dry" to use it in future meals - like Leftover Pot Pie.

This weekend we made Philly Cheese Steaks with leftover turkey. They were a great way to use up some turkey without feeling like we were eating turkey again. I stuck with breast meat, but it could work with any part of the turkey.

I sliced up red and green bell peppers and onions. I sauteed them in my skillet with a little bit of olive oil. Then I added the turkey, which I had sliced into long narrow strips. Once it was all warm, I portioned off enough for a sandwich and melted provolone over the top. Placed my hoagie roll over the melted cheese and then using my spatula, flipped it over and out. For my husband, I doused it all in Frank's Red Hot before adding the cheese for a Buffalo-style cheese steak.

It was really good and felt a lot less like re-purposed turkey than some other uses might have. We made enough for 5 hoagies, and my husband is having what remains of the filling for lunch today - he will just warm it in the skillet, add hot sauce, melt cheese, top with a hoagie, flip and serve. Making for a quick, tasty leftover lunch with flavor!

Of course, if you don't have leftover turkey, I also use this same recipe with some deli sliced Chicken to create Chicken Cheese Steaks or with sandwich steak from the meat department to make traditional Philly Cheese Steaks.


Paul L said...

I also love Franks Red Hot, but never tried it with sandwiches, this sounds like a really good combination!