Spicy Italian Sandwich Steak with Provolone

Weeknight dinners, tailgate parties or hearty lunches – all are made better with this hero sandwich. Tender beef strips are tossed with sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms and rapini then served in a garlic-butter roll with gooey cheese. Top off with pickled banana peppers for a spicy finish!
Yield 6 Servings Prep. Time 10 min Cooking Time 15 min Total Time 25 min


Here are the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb (500 g) Beef Sirloin Tip Sandwich Steaks, cut into ½-inch (1 cm) wide strips
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and fresh ground pepper, divided
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pkg (227g) sliced mushrooms
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cups (750 mL) chopped trimmed rapini, broccolini, broccoli florets or torn kale leaves
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried Italian herb seasoning
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) garlic butter
  • 6 Italian buns, split
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) drained pickled sliced Italian banana peppers or thinly sliced roasted red peppers

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Follow these cooking methods/directions:

  1. Pat beef strips dry with paper towel; season with half each of the salt and pepper.

  2. Heat half the oil over medium-high heat in large nonstick skillet; cook beef strips and garlic for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring, until cooked to medium (160ºF/71ºF) and browned but just slightly pink inside. Transfer to a bowl.

  3. Add remaining oil to skillet; cook mushrooms, onion, rapini, Italian seasoning, hot pepper flakes and remaining salt and pepper, stirring often, for 5 to 7 minutes or until softened. Return beef with any accumulated juices to skillet and toss to combine. Remove from heat.

  4. Meanwhile, spread garlic butter on cut sides of buns. Place buttered-side up on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil for 2 minutes until bread is lightly toasted. Arrange cheese slices inside each bun; broil for 2 minutes until cheese is melted. Using tongs, fill each bun with the beef mixture. Top with pickled peppers.