Enough talk of sandwiches though! This isn't a blog about a sandwich! This blog entry is all about... The Manwich. My good friend Charles actually came up with the philly cheese steak idea, and I leapt at the chance. Is there another ingredient that is better made for a manwich than steak? We decided not to add too many ingredients, and stuck with the idea of the pure Philadelphia Cheese-steak concept.
Philly Cheese-Steak Manwich
This manwich recipe is my best interpretation of the recipe as possible. There were about seven people all dining on these, so we bought things in bulk. So here is my approximation, but use the amount that best suits you. This recipe is also only for one sandwich, so double ingredients if needed. So while sticking as close to the original as possible, I hope that you enjoy this version of the Manwich!
French Loaf - 1/2
Garlic - 2-3 cloves
ButterSteak - 1 - cut into thin strips
Green Pepper - 1/2 - long slices
Red Pepper - 1/2 - long slices
Onion - 1 - long slices
Mushrooms - Button - about 10 large ones
Provolone Cheese - 6 long thin strips
Jalapeno - cut into slices
Cut the French Loaf in half width wise, and then again length wise. Butter one side of the bread. Cut the cheese into long strips and set aside.
We cooked the steak in an electric frying pan, so just toss in the slices and cook over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through. Add salt and pepper as well.
Saute the Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms together until soft.
Now, the assembling of the sandwich! Turn on the broiler in the oven and lightly toast both sides of the bread. Rub the garlic cloves on the buttered side of the bread. Do so until all the bread surface has shredded garlic on it. Pile on the steak, veggies, cheese and jalapeños. I also wanted to splash in some ranch, but that's just a personal preference of mine. I also top mine with a good handful of crushed kettle chips, and then you are almost there!
Once the sandwich has been assembled, add to the oven again and let the cheese melt. Once that has been completed, you are good to go! Of course I didn't finish the whole thing, but it still makes good leftovers even if the bun gets a little soggy! I hope you like it!