What happens when you’re stuck at home, snowed in, starving and there’s nothing in the fridge because you’ve been procrastinating going to the grocery? You check out the freezer!
So what happens if all you have is a bag of Brown & Serve French Bread Sticks, a pound of beef chuck and a bag of shredded four cheese blend that you forgot about? You make Mini Phillies! Thank goodness I stock up on those grill mate marinade spices, now I shall create some yummyness.
I boiled the pound of beef chuck just enough to be able to cut it up in thin slices, added half the packet of spices (Peppercorn & Garlic) in the pot with just enough water to make sure your meat is under water. After a few minutes I took the meat out, cut it in half and put it back in for another three to five minutes before I sliced it thinly and set it to the side. Turn the broiler on.
Get a skillet or frying pan out, set stove on high heat. Add enough olive oil to sauté thinly sliced onions ( about 1/2 of a medium-sized yellow onion) and beef. Add the onions when the oil is super hot, then once it’s golden brown, add the beef. Sauté for a minute, add the rest of the grill mates packet and mix to coat all the meat with it. Add a tsp. of balsamic vinegar, mix all of it around for a minute or two and set aside.
Place the bread sticks open-faced on a cookie sheet. Put some beef on the bread and top it with cheese. Broil it till the cheese melts and that’s it… fold the bread and chow down after letting it cool down a bit so you don’t burn yourself.
I don’t know how many servings this makes because it all depends on how much beef and cheese you put on your bread. I was able to use the whole bag of bread (8 pcs). It’s a pretty friendly recipe, just have fun with it. To serve for appetizers, cut in half diagonally, sprinkle freshly chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy!