Recipe courtesy of Allison Robicelli and Matt Robicelli

Philly Cheesesteak Strata

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

One 20-ounce bag hoagie rolls

One 9-ounce package frozen steak slices, such as Steak-umms, thawed

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large yellow onion, chopped

2 medium green bell peppers, cored, seeded and chopped

One 8-ounce container fresh sliced mushrooms

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

One 15-ounce jar processed cheese sauce

6 large eggs

1 1/2 cups half-and-half

12 slices provolone

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Tear the hoagie rolls into medium bite-sized pieces and spread on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven until dried out, 10 to 15 minutes.

Brown the steak slices in the oil, breaking up into pieces with a wooden spoon, in a cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove from the skillet and drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat. Cook the onion, peppers, mushrooms, a pinch of salt and some pepper, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the steak back to the pan, stir well, turn off the heat and set aside.

Microwave the cheese sauce in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until pourable. Pour into a large bowl with the eggs and half-and-half and whisk to combine well. 

Place a layer of dried bread in a deep 9-by-13-inch casserole dish. Add a layer of steak and peppers, then ladle the cheese custard over until just covered. Repeat until all the ingredients are used. Bake the strata until just set, 30 to 35 minutes. 

Preheat the broiler to low. Layer the provolone across the top of the pan, overlapping as necessary. Broil until the cheese topping is brown and bubbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Let the strata sit for 10 minutes to set before serving. 

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