Throwback Thursday: French Onion Cheesesteak Sandwich
April 13, 2011Article
I am a huge fan of French onion soup. I love making it homemade because it is so easy, plus I think mine tastes better than most bought ones. This week’s throwback recipe is one of my random creations, there might already be a recipe for this but I thought I was pretty dang smart for creating this.
One day, after a long day of snowboarding, I was craving French onion soup but I was starving and wanted more substance to it. I came up with this French-Philly hybrid sandwich. It was absolutely delicious, but super messy! You will definitely want napkins handy while eating this bad boy.
On a side note, I am leaving for South Africa today!! I am going to still try to post recipes that I made before I left, but they might not be as frequent. I am also going to have a few foodie friends post guest posts to help satisfy your cravings while I am gone. Also, keep an eye out for posts about my food adventures in Cape Town; I heard you can eat alligator there!
French Onion Cheesesteak Sandwich
3 tbs butter
4-6 tbs flour
1 (14 oz) can beef broth
1 tsp sugar
1 1/4 cups water
8 oz sliced sandwich beef (cooked)
1 small loaf French bread
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan, then sauté onions on medium-low until soft (about 20 minutes).
Once the onions are soft, add 2 tbsp flour to the onions and mix well.
Add the beef broth, sugar, and water and bring the mixture to a boil. Let simmer for 45 minutes.
Add the rest of the flour to the soup until broth has thickened into a sauce.
Preheat the oven to 350F. Slice the bread in half and layer the beef onto the bread.
Cover the beef with French onion soup mixture and top with cheese.
Bake at 350F until cheese is melted (about 10 minutes).