Hunk of Meat Monday: Italian Steak Sandwiches

Over the next few weeks I will have a couple of brand new titles from Gooseberry Patchto give away on the blog. Both of which are working mom treasurers. This recipe for Joe’s Italian Steak Sandwiches come from page 117 of the Weeknight Dinners Cookbook.

Italian Steak SandwichIt was a quick sandwich to make, especially since we had some premade beef patties in the freezer. I seasoned them with gourmet hamburger seasoning and began frying them in a cast iron skillet.

Hamburger Patties FryingThe recipe called for a 4 oz can of mushrooms. I had none, so I just sliced up some button mushrooms and tossed them in with the hamburgers along with some Worcestershire sauce.

Patties and mushrooms fryingAs the beef patties cooked, I grabbed some hoagie buns. Sliced Italian bread would be ideal, but improvising any bread or bun will work. Spread butter on the bread and pop on a grill to brown. Or toss it under the broiler in the oven like I did.

buttered breadWhile you are watching your bread toast without burning…Start warming up a jar of spaghetti sauce.

Spaghetti SauceI doctor everything, so of course I doctored the sauce.

Italian Herb MixOnce the sauce is bubbling, you beef patties should be fully cooked.

cooked beef pattiesAnd the bread should be perfectly golden brown.

toasted buttered hoagie bunsSandwich building time!! Start by spreading sauce on the bottom piece of bread.

Sauce baseI cut my patties in half to fit on the hoagie style buns better. Not perfect, but it worked.

beef pattiesThen scrape some of the sauted mushrooms from the pan and add them to the patties.

Mushroom topped beef pattiesAnd now my favorite part…CHEESE. Recipe called for Muenster. I had provolone. Provolone it is!

Cheese covered steak sandwichAnd you have Italian steak pattie sandwiches.

Italian Steak Sandwich

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  1. says

    YUM! I would go with more mushrooms, add some onions, and maybe skip the sauce, but then I am such a rebel! What a great recipe to play with, and a whole different way to look at a hamburger!


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