Today while going through other food blogs a ran a crossed this recipe for green chili cheese steak and had to make it for dinner. The original blog I found it at was a blog called “Homesick Texan” . I encourage anyone who likes a Southwest spin on food to check out this blog. Also check out her cookbook “The Homesick Texan” available for purchase here.
OK on with the production of the green chili cheese steak.
I made a few changes in the recipe only for the simple fact living in such a small area all the ingredients were not available to me. But this is what I used.
Green chili cheese sauce
- 15 Vine Sweet Mini Peppers
- 2 Jalapeno Peppers
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 yellow onion diced
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 8 ounces cubed cream cheese
- 8 ounces shredded Munster cheese
- 8 ounces shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
- 1/2 cup of half and half
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- salt to taste
For the meat
- 2 pounds sirlion tip steak
- 1/2 yellow onion cut into slivers
- 1 tablespoon butter
- salt and pepper
Place the Jalapenos and peppers in a cast iron skillet in the broiler the char the skins. In my oven it took 10 minutes then flipped and blackened the other side for 5 minutes. Remove the peppers and jalapenos from the broiler and place in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid to steam for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes remove the skins from the Jalapenos and the peppers. Remove stems and seeds and dice .
Preheat your oven to 350. Clean your cast iron skillet and over medium heat melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the onions cook till translucent. Remove skillet from heat and add the peppers and jalapenos and mix. After you have it mixed evenly add to the top your cream cheese then your Monterrey Jack and Munster cheeses. Drizzle the half and half all over the top of the mixture. Place the cast iron skillet in your preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until the cheese sauce has become bubbly and browned on top. Sprinkle the cilantro evenly on top and mix thoroughly.
In a skillet melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the slivered onion and cook till translucent. Add your seasoned meat and cook till evenly browned.
I put some buttered hoagie buns directly on to my oven rack and let those brown. Add the meat then the cheese and the top bun and enjoy with your favorite side dish. For this dish my wife made some wonderful coleslaw and I added a few pickle slices on the side as well.
We all have different ways of eating things so I had mine like this. My wife had hers with no bun…..
My youngest daughter had hers with no meat. Go figure, kids…..
And my 16 year old daughter had hers open faced.
Any way you eat your Green chili cheese steak I am sure it will become a family favorite meal. As with any meal you cook with passion the reward is taste buds doing a happy dance..