Like a broken record, I will say over and over again that the Super Bowl is only good for two things- the food and the commercials. This year is a bit different because one of the teams I actually like. I think you can guess who.
Every time I make something now, my little girl asks if I invented it. The Philly Cheese Steak? No. Pinching poor innocent bread rolls? Yes.
Give this one a go for Game Day. Your friends may forgive you for being a NY fan.
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
2 packages take and bake rolls, 24 total
1 small red onion, sliced thinly
1 pound shaved beef
Kosher salt and Pepper to taste
6 slices provolone cheese
small jar hot & sweet pepper rings
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On each roll are two parallel line indentations. Pinch out bread between those two indentations. Only pinch out half way down in the roll so the slider does not break. Save excess bread for another recipe- I freeze my scraps for breadcrumbs for meatballs. On a hot lightly greased griddle, over medium high heat, cook onions until they begin to turn golden. Move them to the side and spread beef out over the griddle. Sprinkle it with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Continue to flip the beef until it is browned through, about 4-5 minutes. Toss with onions and spread over griddle. Turn off heat and top meat with provolone cheese. Let melt about 5 minutes and fold meat and cheese together. Sprinkle with a pinch more of salt and pepper if needed. Using 2 spoons, gently scoop about 2 tablespoon sized portions of meat into each roll. Place the rolls on a cookie sheet or a baking stone and bake for 15 minutes, or until buns are golden brown on the bottoms, and the meat and cheese is nicely caramelized. Remove to a serving platter and serve immediately. I like to place my sliders in paper cupcake liners for easier handling. Makes 24 sliders.
What is your favorite Game Day Food?