24 March 2012

Steak Subs

Growing up on the south shore of Montreal, we were very lucky to have the second Belle Province restaurant in the now very popular chain. It opened in 1976 and I can still remember the small seating area with red stools. My parents weren't hamburger chain fans, but they were fans of greasy patate frites (french fries), steamies (steamed hot dogs), smoked meat sandwiches and subs. In the last few years, being away from the area, I have found similar places, but nothing matches those wonderful subs. Now this recipe is in no way close to those wonderful subs from back home, but is a result of having a roast out and not feeling like doing a big roast beef with all the fixings. So I ended up just slicing the meat thinly into strips with some peppers and mushrooms and adding seasoning. It has now become one of my go to recipes. The flavoring for the meat has changed slightly because the kids don't do spicy so well. But you can definitely mix a sauce that suits your tastes. I hope to be able to match those subs one day, but for now, this does a great job!

Steak Subs
source: Sandra @ littlebitlittlebite

inside or outside round steaks or roast (I usually buy maybe 2 small pkgs of steaks or 1 family size), thinly sliced into strips
1/2 green and 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 pkg of mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 an onion, thinly sliced (optional)
1 clove garlic, minced
few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Montreal steak spice
sweet BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's but really any BBQ sauce works)
Cheddar or mozzarella cheese, shredded
Italian salad dressing or sub dressing
lettuce, shredded
tomatoes, diced
rolls, panini buns, sub buns, sliced almost through the bun

I actually stir fry this mixture, so I start out with cooking the meat at a medium high heat and once it's almost cooked lower it to medium heat and add in the garlic. Cook for about 1-2 mins until fragrant. Next add in the steak spice,Worcestershire sauce and BBQ sauce. Add in your vegetables and continue to cook until they begin to soften being careful not to burn them.
Prepare your buns by adding some shredded cheese. Once the meat is ready, start filling up your buns with the steak mixture. I put a little more cheese on top, some salad dressing and then top as desired with lettuce and tomatoes. Now you could pop it in the oven for a little bit if you like before adding the dressing, lettuce and tomatoes, but that's up to you. For my kids, I simply cut up the meat and veggies to smaller bites and cut the sub into smaller pieces. It always goes over big.

Happy cooking!


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