Disclaimer: I received 2 jars of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce for free in order to make these Ragù New Tra-Dish Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches. However, all opinions stated in this post are my own.
I was really excited to be offered this fun challenge by Ragù. They are looking to take one of their tradition recipes and put a fun new twist on it. For my New Tra-Dish, I was supposed to put my own spin on their Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches. When deciding what I wanted to change, I knew one thing for sure: I didn’t want to complicate the recipe. The original is such a great option for a weeknight dinner, so I wanted to keep this simple for me and for all of you.
I knew I wanted to add some yummy veggies to the traditional recipe though! It can be tricky to get my husband to eat vegetables all the time, so I am always looking for ways to incorporate them with something awesome in his book – like STEAK! Adding mushrooms and green peppers seemed like the perfect choice for this sandwich, and I was right! The peppers still had a little crunch to them which added a great texture to the cheesesteak. I also wanted to make it an easy party food option.
- ½ lb. very thinly sliced or shaved steak
- 1 Green Pepper sliced
- 1-2 cups of sliced mushrooms we love mushrooms
- 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper
- Pepper to taste
- 1 jar of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce
- 1 cup of shredded provolone of mozzarella
- Mini French Bread or Ciabatta Rolls
- Slice up your mushrooms and green peppers. You want them to be thin enough to work for a sandwich but still have some substance to them so they don't wilt while cooking.
- In a pan, saute the steak for 3-4 minutes until no longer pink. When done, I dump into a strainer to remove all grease. Then I wipe the pan and use for the next step.
- Add a little olive oil to the pan and add green peppers and mushrooms. Saute for a few minutes. You want the mushrooms to become a dark, golden color and the green peppers to still maintain some crispiness.
- Add the Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce as well as the red pepper flakes and pepper (to taste). Let the mixture simmer and thicken over a few minutes, stirring occasionally. You want it to thicken so that the sandwiches are not as messy.
- Once the sauce mixture has thickened a little, add the steak and let cook for another 1-2 minutes to warm it all up together.
- If you have time or desire to, I recommend putting the bread into the oven at 350 for 5-10 minutes to get warm and toasty. Then, spoon the mixture onto the roll and top with parmesan or mozzarella cheese.
NOTE: This meal can simmer on low to stay warm for a party. You might just need to add a little bit more sauce part way through the event if it cooks down too much.
Interesting tidbit: Each jar of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce has 11 whole tomatoes in it, which is even more than their previous recipe! I love knowing that my tasty, thick sauce is full of real tomatoes! We always have jars of Ragù on hand because it is great for making simple spaghetti dinners while also being the perfect addition for fancier meals, too! I know that many of you are super busy and always looking for easy recipes, so you should definitely check out Ragú on Facebook for more fabulous, easy recipes!