Lightened Up Philly Cheese Steak (Crock-Pot) / Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

You know what the next big event is coming?  Nope not Valentine’s Day, but the Super Bowl!  I love the Super Bowl!  I am not talking about the game, but I am talking about the food!  I just love football food!  You know what I’m talking about, chicken wings, dip, nachos, pretzels, hot dogs, hamburgers and Cheese Steak!!  You know all the things that aren’t exactly healthy for you!  Well, to keep up with my holiday resolutions, I came up with a Lightened Up Philly Cheese Steak that will fill you up and keep your fingers for reaching for other treats that maybe near you!
Lightened Up Philly Cheese Steak (Crockpot)
This cheese steak tastes amazing! It’s full of  fork tender meat, peppers, onions and melted cheese. It’s just perfect!!!  This is one sandwich that I am proud of and I don’t feel a bit guilty eating it!  To cut down on the calories I used flank steak instead of strip loin, which is way less calories 1/2 an ounce of provolone cheese and the real calorie savor I hollowed out my hoagie rolls. Do you hollow out your rolls? All you do is take out the bread inside of the roll, leaving a bread core.  It makes a nice pocket, that way you can add more meat, peppers and onions. Doing this you will save anywhere from 50 to a 100 calories a sandwich. My goal was to get my sandwich under 400 calories and I did that! My Lightened Up Philly Cheese Steak is only 396 calories!! Woohoo!! Normal Cheese Steak is anywhere from 700 – 1200 calories. That’s crazy!!!  Plus my sandwich is not greasy!!
Lightened Up Philly Cheese Steak (Crockpot)
One big benefit of this recipe is that it is so easy and quick to make! I made it in my new Crock-Pot® Programmable Slow Cooker with iStir™ Stirring System.  Just add all of your ingredients (except the bread and cheese) into the  Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker,  and walk away!  Easy, peasy!!  You have to love the convenience and the ease of pressure to have dinner ready or missing any of the big game!

I do love these kind of sandwiches! As you know I am a sandwich fanatic!! The real proof of how the sandwich tasted was my Husband. He gave it two thumbs up! Double Woohoo!!
Lightened Up Philly Cheese Steak (Crockpot)

Lightened Up Philly Cheese Steak (Crock-Pot)
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 8 sandwiches
  • Serving size: 1 sandwich
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Flank steak slow cooked with onions and peppers, topped with provolone cheese served on a hoagie roll.
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs flank steak
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 large bell peppers, seeded, sliced into strips
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 8 hoagie rolls (I used Francisco International)
  • 4 oz slices provolone cheese
Instructions
  1. Season flank steak with black pepper and garlic.
  2. Spray a Crockpot with cooking spray; add onions, flank steak and top with sliced bell pepper. Add Worcestershire sauce and beef broth. Set Crockpot on low for 8 hours or 4 hours on high.
  3. Meanwhile, just before serving. Take your hoagie roll, cut it in half the long way and carefully core out some of the center. This will make your sandwich less calories and it will hold more filling.
  4. Take the flank steak out of the crockpot and thinly slice it, it will fall apart. Add 3 oz of flank steak to hoagie roll and top with onions and peppers. Add half an ounce of provolone cheese to sandwich and place on a baking sheet and broil until cheese melts. Be careful to make sure it doesn't burn. Do the same for the remaining sandwiches.
Notes
Calories per sandwich with cored roll (70 grams), ½ oz cheese and peppers and onions: 396, Fat: 13, Sodium: 467, Potassium: 93, Carbs: 37, Fiber: 3, Sugar: 2.3, Protein: 30

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Ready to win your very own Crock-Pot® Digital Slow Cooker with iStir™ Stirring System?  All you have to do is tell me what your favorite Crock-Pot Slow Cooker recipe is?

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I am telling you, you will love this Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker!  You already know I am a fan, but this Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker makes life so much easier, especially when you are to busy to cook!  Or shhhh, your to lazy to cook!  :)  You know what I’m talking about, we all have those days.  lol

Have a fabulous day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

P.S.  I was given an Crock-Pot® Digital Slow Cooker with iStir™ Stirring System to try.  The opinions in this post are my own.  I was not paid nor told what to say or post.

Your Winner

Author: Amy L
Comment:
My favorite thing to make in a slow cooker is Swiss steak. I use a pound of thin round steak, pounded even thinner, cut it into 3 to 4 inch “squarish” pieces, which I then salt, pepper, and dredge in flour. I heat some oil in a skillet and brown the pieces on both sides; layer them in the slow cooker with sliced onion, celery, and crushed whole tomatoes with the juice (1 large can). Cook on low for several hours, or until the meat is fork tender. Serve over mashed potatoes. This is a family favorite and so easy!

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker

 

  1. My favourite slow cooker meal is slow cooker beef curry flavoured with spices which I roast and grind myself using my mums traditional recipe for a Hob-curry.

  2. I’m a sucker for pulled pork sandwiches made in the crock pot. I just had that for dinner last night. This may seem odd to some, but I put cole slaw on my pulled pork sandwiches. They’re a comfort food, the remind me of my childhood.

  3. My favorite crock pot meal is pulled pork with chipolte peppers in adobo sauce. MMM good!

  4. It’s a toss up – corned beef slow cooked all day and then popped in the oven to brown while roasting cabbage wedges. The cabbage has a uniquely different taste when roasted drizzled with basalmic dressing.
    and of course the no fuss beef roast with a can of mushroom soup dumped on top sprinkled with a package of onion soup.

  5. My favorite crock pot recipe is steel cut oats with apples. Nothing like waking up to the delicious smell of apples and cinnamon!

  6. My favorite crockpot recipe is potato soup. My crockpot doesn’t have the stirrers which would be great for stirring the soup.

  7. My favorite recipe to make in the crock pot is turkey. I make a turkey breast for Thanksgiving dinner freeing up my oven for all the yummy side dishes. It comes out so juicy and tender. I just love it.

  8. I have never used a slow cooker before so I don’t have a favorite recipe, but I suspect mine would be some sort of slow braised beef or pork dish for taco fiilling!

  9. Currently, my favorite is Crockpot Lasagna. It works so well, to throw together the night before or in the morning. It is a nice supper on a cold day. I’ve also made it when we are working cows. It’s a good hearty dish for all those hard working people. Then you can just put together a side salad, and you’ve got a full meal!

  10. My absolute fav recipe is chicken soup. There is nothing that smells the house up so good and gets everyone into a happy mood!

  11. Just for the record my entire family would absolutely love this!
    My mom especially would be so delighted. She makes homemade fudge that requires her standing in front of the stove for 3 or more hours for one batch. This would literally be a lifesaver for her!

  12. my favorite slow cooker meal to cook is chili. can’t get enough of it, either with chicken or ground turkey

  13. My favorite thing to make in the crock pot is spaghetti sauce. It just simmers by itself and you can go about the rest of your day while smelling the wonderful flavors.

  14. I love using my Crock Pot on busy days, it’s so nice to come home to a meal that’s already been cooked! My favorite thing to make in it is chili, nothing warms you up better an a chilly day!

  15. I like making Chinese soups in my slow cooker, like a bitter melon with pork soup. Garnished with some cilantro and black pepper, it’s the perfect remedy for a cold!

  16. My favorite thing to make in the slow cooker is an Asian style pork roast with mushrooms,

  17. My favorite thing to make in a slow cooker is Swiss steak. I use a pound of thin round steak, pounded even thinner, cut it into 3 to 4 inch “squarish” pieces, which I then salt, pepper, and dredge in flour. I heat some oil in a skillet and brown the pieces on both sides; layer them in the slow cooker with sliced onion, celery, and crushed whole tomatoes with the juice (1 large can). Cook on low for several hours, or until the meat is fork tender. Serve over mashed potatoes. This is a family favorite and so easy!

  18. I have several favorites but If I had to pick one it would be southern steak and gravy in the crock pot! I enjoyed visiting your site, lots of good recipes and pictures too! :-)

    hope you get a chance to visit my site,
    Michael
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  19. I’ve never used a crockpot before, because I’ve never had one. I’d like to try making chili in it, and my dad used to make awesome fillings for burritos.