The pick-up neighborhood softball game starts innocent enough. A bunch of parents trying to quell their competitive instincts when the kids perpetually run outside the baselines or fail to tag up. When it’s your turn at bat, you (halfway) jokingly point to a far-off oak a home run distance away. And damn if that ball doesn’t go right where you said it would. For all of three seconds, you’re a god in the eyes of your neighbors—right up until a 10-year-old snags your glory with an impossible catch, winning the game. Loser makes dinner, they say. This next at-bat will be a homerun.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2016
The memory of sliding into home on a makeshift neighborhood field competing against family and friends kicked off our recipe for Cheesesteak Sliders. Before we even begin recipe development, all of our recipes start with a story, a memory, an inspiration. We know that many of your most nostalgic moments start with smells, ingredients, tastes, and gathering around the table, and we believe that making a healthy dinner does not have to be instead of creating memories with our families. This is why we created a slider recipe for real balance, so you can play an extra inning in the neighborhood pickup game and still enjoy fresh meal delivery and dinners that you can easily make yourself.
Here is the Cheesesteak Sliders recipe, we hope you enjoy them after sliding into home victorious after whatever your day had in store.
- Canola oil
- Kosher or flake sea salt
- Coarsely ground black pepper
- 12 ounces skirt steak
- 10 ounces bell pepper and onion mix
- 1 ounce pesto
- 1 ounce shredded parmesan
- 4 slider buns
- Cook Vegetables: Add 2 teaspoons oil to a medium sauté pan over medium heat. When oil begins to shimmer, add vegetables, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to wilt and brown (about 10 minutes).
- Cook Steak: While vegetables are cooking, heat a lightly oiled grill pan or grill to medium-high heat. Liberally salt and pepper both sides of the steak and place on the hot grill. Cook, turning once, until cooked through (about 3-4 minutes per side). Remove and allow to rest.
- Finish Vegetables: Remove vegetables from heat and stir in pesto.
- Slice Steak: VERY thinly slice the steak against the grain.
- Serve: Toast buns or not depending on your preference. Top each slider bun with sliced steak, cheese and vegetables.
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