Philly Cheese-Burgers

For the month of July, I’ve decided that we are going to get off the shredded-chicken train and move on to some beef.

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To start it off, I thought I would post a recipe that might be a great thought for the 4th of July coming up, if you don’t feel like grilling burgers.

My hubby really likes Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches. BUT the thought of cooking up whatever type of steak is needed for them, as well as everything else, seems like a little too much work. Enter hamburger meat. And the Philly Cheese-Burger was invented :)

Don’t let the ingredients list scare you. I can make this with ease on a weeknight because it really doesn’t take a lot of time (or effort). So give it a whirl and enjoy!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of Ground Beef (if you are making it for more than 2 ppl, you will probably need more beef)
  • 1 tbsp. of Olive Oil
  • ¼ of an Onion (or more if you really like onions)
  • ½ of a Green Bell Pepper (or more if you really like peppers)
  • 1 tbsp. of Cornstarch
  • 1 cup of Beef Broth (OR 1 Bouillon cube and 1 cup of water)
  • 2 tsp. (or so) of Steak Seasoning (McCormick Montreal is great!!)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste, though the steak seasoning is usually enough
  • Sliced Cheese (OPTIONAL)
  • 4 Hamburger Buns (unless you are doubling)

Directions:

In a large skillet, brown the beef.

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While the beef is browning, chop up your onion and green pepper.

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After the beef is browned, drain the fat and set the meat aside.

Using the same skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté the onions and peppers for about 5 minutes.

Return the meat to the skillet and let it simmer. In a bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, beef broth, steak seasoning and other seasonings.

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Add to the beef mixture in the skillet. Simmer on LOW for about 10 minutes (without a lid), stirring occasionally.

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Most of the liquid will be absorbed and it should look like below.

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Toast the hamburger buns (if desired), top with some of the meat and ½ or full slice of cheese (if you want). I served some baked sweet potato fries with ours, but chips are a nice side as well.

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The PDF recipe card can be found here: Philly Cheese-Burgers Recipe Card

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