An easy recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches and why it's important to incorporate 25g of protein into every meal as part of a healthy diet.
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This month I've been participating in The Beef Checkoff 30 day Protein Challenge.
It's amazing how much better my body feels when I'm consuming 25-30 grams of protein at Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
It's helped me cut back on midday and late night snacks by helping me feel full longer.
We've always tried to consume plenty of protein each day to help maintain our weight and build muscle as part of our well balanced diet but I didn't realize how much of a difference consuming enough protein in the morning and at lunch can affect how I feel for the rest of the day.
I've found I have more energy in the mornings on the days I start off with plenty of protein.
After being unable to participate in cardio this last year and a half I know that proteins played a significant role in me maintaining my weight along with a specially developed exercise plan by my Physical Therapist.
Consuming enough protein has been shown to help build muscle and reduce body fat along with healthy eating and exercise.
For me a strict diet isn't a good option because I love different foods to much but The 30 day Protein Challenge has been easy to participate in because I can still consume the foods I love like these Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches for an easy to make hearty lunch.
In a medium sized bowl or ziploc bag combine 1 1/2 pounds Thinly Sliced Sirloin Steak, 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce, 2 cloves Minced Garlic, 1/2 teaspoon Salt and Pepper.
Mix until well coated and allow to marinate for 20 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator.
In a large frying pan heat 1 tablespoon Butter and 1 tablespoon Olive Oil until hot over medium-high heat.
Add 2 medium sized Thinly Sliced Onions and saute until onions start to caramelize.
Add 2 whole Thinly Sliced Bell Peppers with seeds removed and saute for 1 minute.
Push peppers and onions to the side or remove to a bowl.
Add Sliced Sirloin Steak and cook until beef is brown on the outside and desired doneness.
Stir onions and peppers together and remove from heat.
Lightly toast 6 Hoagie Rolls with Butter.
Take 6 Slices of Provolone Cheese cut in half and place 2 halves over hoagie rolls to cover.
Divide Beef and Pepper mixture evenly between rolls.
Cover with remaining 6 Slices of Provolone Cheese cut in half.
Bake in a 450 degree oven for 4-7 minutes until cheese starts to lightly brown and is bubbly.
Press both sides of hoagie together and enjoy!
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Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches are easy to make and a great way to ensure your eating enough protein.Prep time: PT15M
Cook time: PT20M
Total time: PT30M
Yield: 6 servings
- 1 1/2 pounds Sirloin Steak, Thinly Sliced
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
- 2 whole Medium Sized Onions, Thinly Sliced
- 2 whole Bell Peppers, Seeds Removed and Thinly Sliced
- 1 tablespoon Butter Plus More For Toasting Bread
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 6 whole Hoagie Rolls
- 12 Slices Provolone Cheese, Sliced In Half
- In a medium sized bowl or large ziploc bag combine sirloin steak, worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined and refrigerate for 20 minutes or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and saute until onion starts to caramelize. Add bell peppers and cook until softened. Push onions and peppers to the side of pan or remove to bowl.
- Add marinated sirloin and cook until brown on the outside. Stir into peppers and remove from heat.
- Place hoagie rolls open on a baking sheet and spread insides with butter. Place in oven and cook until toasted about 3-7 minutes until golden brown. Watch carefully to prevent burning.
- Place 2 half slices of provolone cheese over each of the 6 toasted hoagie rolls. Divide sirloin, onions and peppers evenly between the 6 hoagie rolls and cover with 2 half slices of provolone cheese.
- Return hoagie rolls to oven and cook for 4-7 minutes until cheese is bubbly and starting to lightly brown.
- Press sandwiches together and serve.
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