There are very few things that taste better than a good Philly cheesesteak sandwich. You just can't beat the ooey gooey cheese, the sauteed peppers and onions and the meat....oh that glorious steak! I recently decided after seeing a pin for a Philly cheesesteak & Mac n' Cheese mashup that I would create my own version.
* Noodles (any kind of short noodle will work, I used callentani noodles)
* Steak-Umm sliced steaks (I used 7 slices)
* 4-6 mini sweet peppers, sliced thin
* 1 small red onion, sliced thin
* 4 Tbs. Butter
* 2 cups fresh grated Monterey jack cheese
* 2 cups fresh grated mild cheddar cheese
* Approx. 4 cups of milk (I used whole milk)
* Approx. 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
* 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs
* Salt & pepper to taste
1. Boil the noodles as directed, drain and set to the side
2. In a heavy bottomed soup pot (on that you can bake in is best), melt your butter
and then add your onions and peppers. Saute on a medium-high heat until soft and a little blackened.
3. Add your steak slices and with a spatula, chop up the steak pieces to your liking, cook thoroughly.
*now is the time to pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F.*
4. Make a roux by sprinkling in the flour over top of the onion, pepper, steak mixture and stir. Let it cook down for a minute or two.
5. (still on a medium-high heat setting) With a wisk, slowly stir in your milk, making sure it gets thick again before adding more milk.
6. Once you've added all your milk and it's slightly thick, add in 1 1/2 cups of each kind of cheese leaving the rest for the topping.
7. Once your cheeses are all melted, add in your noodles, and stir (don't forget to season with salt and pepper!)
*If you must, now is the time to transfer your macaroni and cheese into an oven safe dish*
8. Sprinkle your panko bread crumbs on top of your mac n' cheese and then top off with the rest of your leftover cheese.
9. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes