Cheesesteak Nachos

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It’s Super Bowl weekend! And I have to make something to celebrate the occasion. As a South Jersey girl who grew up across the bridge from Philadelphia, I’m rooting for my Eagles to win. I know New England is the favorite, but I’m banking on the underdog. I want the Eagles to grab that title right out of the Patriots’ grubby hands. Fly, Eagles fly!

Since the cheesesteak originated in Philadelphia, my contribution to the Super Bowl menu is cheesesteak nachos! And yes, they taste as good as they sound! Tradtionally, cheesesteaks are made with shaved ribeye, but to keep things easy for Super Bowl Sunday, deli-sliced roast beef works perfectly fine. Instead of Cheez Whiz, these nachos are topped with a homemade cheese sauce packed with a bunch of flavor. No bechamel required.

Just spread some tortilla chips on a platter, top with the meat, pour on the cheese and dig in!

Let me know when you make this recipe. Take a picture and hashtag it #QUEENCITYKITCHEN. I can’t wait to see what you post!

Cheesesteak Nachos
Makes 6 servings

1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
1 large sweet onion, sliced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
Kosher salt
Coarse-ground pepper
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1½ pounds premium deli-sliced roast beef, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon butter
1 shallot, diced
1 Roma tomato, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1⅓ cup whole milk
1⅓ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes and softened
1 cup shredded provolone
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 (10-ounce) bag restaurant-style tortilla chips

Chopped tomatoes
Chopped green onion
Chopped Banana peppers

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell peppers and mushrooms. Season with salt, pepper, and seasoning salt. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes.

Add the meat and mix with the vegetables, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook until the beef is browned and heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep warm.

To make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the shallots, tomatoes, and garlic and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk the milk, cream and cornstarch in a 2-cup measuring cup until combined. Pour the liquid into the pot and bring to a gentle simmer. Do not boil. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the cream cheese until melted. Gradually add the provolone and mozzarella cheeses, stirring until melted. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper, if necessary.

To assemble the nachos, arrange the tortilla chips on a large serving platter. Pile with steak and vegetables. Drizzle cheese sauce over the top. Garnish with chopped tomatoes, green onions and banana peppers.



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