The addition of the new griddle grill has been VERY fun so far! Brad is having so much fun creating…and we are having so much fun indulging! Our family loves cheesesteak sandwiches so of course he got to work on this new family favorite. I hated to have him cook on Father’s Day, but it’s what he loves. His chipotle cheesesteak sandwich has been added to the growing list of family favorites!
Ingredients for Sandwich ~
- Beef shaved steak
- Bell pepper
- Provolone cheese
- McCormick’s steak seasoning
- Sub buns
Pretty simple ingredients for such an awesome sandwich. I sometimes feel if it is that delicious, it has to be difficult to make…right? (Kind of like rice krispie treats🤣) These of course can be done on in indoor griddle as well, but I’m telling you, you HAVE to consider getting an outdoor griddle grill. They are simply so much fun!
Prepping for the Chipotle Cheesesteak Sandwich ~
The amounts of the ingredients are obviously going to depend on the number of people you are serving. We were cooking for 8 for this occasion. I bought the beef shaved steak at Kroger in the packaged meat section. Sometimes I can find it at the meat counter of other groceries and get the exact amount I want. However, it is often hard to find (at least where we live). You can also sometimes find it frozen.
(Four of these packages were used for our party of 8.)
We used red, green and yellow bell peppers. You can certainly use just green, but we prefer the beauty of all the colors. Five bell peppers were sliced and placed in a bowl for cooking time. Slice 1-2 onions depending on the size and the flavoring you wish. There is a package of sliced peppers and onions in the frozen section that you can use as well to save on prep time. It is usually called the 3 Pepper Blend (depending on brand).
Griddle Time ~
The steak was liberally seasoned with McCormick’s Steak Seasoning. For those of you who have been following me for a while, you already know Brad is what we would consider a “heavy seasoner.” Believe me, it always tastes amazing! After placing the meat on the grill, he chopped it while grilling. His preferred method was cooking the meat in one sandwich proportion at a time. It was then smothered with peppers and onions and topped with provolone cheese.
The buns were placed on the grill right before serving to give them a crispness. You can choose to skip this step if you prefer, but I would highly recommend it crispy. It keeps the bread from getting soggy and just tastes better! There are many types of sub buns in the bread aisle at the grocery store, but we prefer the ones found in the deli.
The above pictue is Italian Beef (which will be coming soon!). I have included this picture for you to see the bun. As you can tell, we love these buns for so many different recipes….too bad they aren’t Keto-friendly! Oh well, they are too good to pass up!
Chipotle Mayo Recipe ~
You guys, this sauce is a must to top off these delicious sandwiches. I made a large bowl of this sauce and poured half of it into a squeezy bottle for easy application. I was going to use the remaining for refills when needed, however, it ended up being a “dip” for chips and veggies. Everyone loved it that much!
You can of course scale the sizing down if you do not wish to make as much. I would go ahead and make more if I were you though. Seriously, the kids all wanted a small bowl of it to take home with them for lunches the next day.
- 2 cups Hellman’s Mayonnaise
- 1 can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
- 2 tsp. Adobo All Purpose Seasoning
Place all of these ingredients in a small blender and blend until thoroughly mixed. I have discussed it before, but I LOVE our personal Ninja for blending sauces. Check out the Ninja Personal Blender…it’s good for sauces as well as smoothies!
Those Squirt Bottles I mentioned ~
I use squirt bottles for so many things in the kitchen, so I love to have several. They can be used for baking or for cooking reasons. Squirt bottle set is a MUST in my book for many cooking needs!
This is a set I am getting ready to purchase as I love the labels. I have a simpler set that I started out with and I tape on labels. For instance, on Lauren’s birthday, she wanted a hot dog bar. We made several fun sauces so each one needed to be labeled.
I also have special squirt bottles for cookie decorating. Who knew there were so many types of squirt bottles out there, right? These have metal tips for more intricate designs, which we use a lot when decorating cookies. Squirt bottles for cookie decorating…makes precise decorating so much easier!
It seems crazy to write so much about sqeezy bottles, but I truly find SO many uses for them! Do you use them in your kitchen?
Back to those YUMMY Chipotle Cheesesteak Sandwiches ~
The chipotle mayo recipe does not have to be used. The sandwiches are delicious on their own. Maybe you have a favorite condiment you love to use on sandwiches? Many places slather plain mayo on the bread, which is good as well. Also, you may be saying, “I just don’t like spicy!” I promise you, this recipe is not spicy….it is just really flavorful!
I would love to hear any variations you may have cooked up! Let me know in the comments below!
Happy grilling –