Philly Cheese Steak Sliders

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As delicious as they are, traditional Philly cheese steaks are notorious for heartburn-inducing piles of greasy meat and oozing cheese on a processed white bread roll. But with a few healthy tweaks, they can fit into your healthy eating plan. By using fresh veggies, lean sirloin steak, and smaller whole-wheat rolls, you can get the same authentic flavor without the extra fat and calories. Slap on a slice of provolone cheese and you’ve got yourself a meal!

Pro tip: To make slicing sirloin easier, freeze it for approximately 30 minutes before slicing.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 1 medium green (or red) bell pepper, sliced

  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms

  • 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano, finely chopped (or 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves)

  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

  • 8 oz. raw lean beef sirloin, sliced very thin

  • ¼ cup sliced banana (or cherry) peppers (optional)

  • 2 oz. provolone cheese, thinly sliced

  • 4 small whole-wheat rolls, split, toasted

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet (or griddle) over medium-high heat.

  2. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onions are soft.

  3. Add mushrooms and oregano. Season with salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until mushrooms are soft.

  4. Add sirloin; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until beef is cooked through.

  5. Top evenly with banana peppers (if desired) and cheese. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

  6. Top buns evenly with meat mixture; serve immediately.

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