Healthier Philly Cheese Steak

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano, minced (or 2 tsp dried)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sliced hot banana peppers (optional)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 whole-wheat buns*, split and toasted

*Serve each sandwich on only half a bun or substitute with sandwich thins to lower the carb content of this recipe.

Preparation

  1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms, bell pepper, oregano and pepper. Cook, stirring often, for about 7 minutes or until the vegetables are wilted and soft.
  3. Add the steak and salt. Cook, stirring often, for about 4 minutes or until the meat is just cooked through.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and meat. Stir in the banana peppers (optional) and broth. Bring everything to a simmer.
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and lay the cheese slices on top of the cooked vegetables and meat. Let it stand for 1 to 2 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  6. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions with a spatula, leaving the melted cheese layer on top. Scoop each portion into the buns and serve.

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • 439 Calories
  • 15 g Fat
  • 74 mg Cholesterol
  • 646 mg Sodium
  • 31 g Carbohydrate
  • 5 g Fiber
  • 45 g Protein

Source: Eating Well

Photo credit: James on Flickr

Not every recipe on our site is appropriate for every person with diabetes. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist.

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