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Open-Faced Gluten Free CheeseSteaks

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Open-faced gluten-free cheesesteaks recipe

Cheesesteaks are a favorite around my house, but I don’t always want to take the time to bake the gluten-free rolls needed for traditional style cheesesteaks. In times like those, I like to use gluten-free bread and make open-faced cheesesteaks instead.

Prepping the veggies for the cheesesteaks is probably the most time-consuming part of the entire dish. Using more than one color of bell pepper adds pops of color to the dish, but you can use whatever you have on hand. I happened to luck out and find an amazing deal on organic red and yellow bell peppers the day before I decided to make cheesesteaks.

Cheesesteak fixings - peppers, onions, and mushrooms

I do a rough dice on the bell peppers. Because I don’t want the peppers to disappear into meat mixture, I chop them a little larger than I would for some of my other dishes. In this case, I chopped up 1 yellow bell pepper and 1 red bell pepper. I used approximately 1 cup of diced peppers for the dish and saved the rest for later.

Up next was a medium-sized organic onion which equals around 1 cup of diced onions. 1 cup of sliced baby bell mushrooms was added to the mix. I cooked them over medium-low heat with 2 Tbsp of butter. Seasonings added while cooking include a pinch of salt and some freshly ground pepper. I also like to add 1 clove of garlic, finely diced because we like the garlic flavor.

Cheesesteak filling

While the onion mixture is cooking until soft, I cook the thinly sliced steak. While I prefer thinly sliced grassfed beef, I have also used other meats included ground beef if that’s what I had on hand at the time. Once the meat is completely cooked, I add it to the onion mixture and toss together.

Allow the onion mixture and meat to cook together for a few minutes over low heat so the flavors come together. This is a good time to taste test to see if you want to add any more salt and pepper. Don’t forget that the cheese will add some salt to the dish.

Gluten-free open-faced cheesesteaks

To make things easier, I like to add the cheese right over the meat mixture in the pan rather than melting the cheese once the meat mixture is on the bread. I allow the cheese to completely melt before assembling the cheesesteaks. Do whatever works best for you. Lightly toasting the bread before adding the meat mixture adds another layer of texture as well as allows the bread to hold up better with the juices from the meat mixture.

When you don't feel like making specialty gluten-free bread for your meal, these gluten-free open-faced cheesesteaks make life a little easier as they use regular gluten-free bread.

Top the slices of toasted bread with the meat mixture right before serving. I’m able to get about 8 open faced sandwiches from the recipe.

Open-Faced Gluten Free CheeseSteaks

Open-Faced Gluten Free CheeseSteaks

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound Thinly Sliced Steak
  • 1 cup Roughly Diced Bell Pepper
  • 1 cup Diced Onion
  • 1 cup Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 Clove Garlic, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup Cheese
  • Gluten Free Bread

Instructions

  1. Saute bell pepper, onion, garlic, and mushrooms in butter over medium-low heat until soft and tender.
  2. Season onion mixture with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook thinly sliced steak over medium heat until thoroughly cooked.
  4. Add meat to onion mixture. Cook over low heat for a few minutes.
  5. Cover meat mixture with cheese.
  6. Toast gluten free bread.
  7. Top toast with cheesy meat mixture.
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25 Comments

  1. Ohhhhh I picked the BEST day to start following your blog! I am a MAJOR foodie!!!! That looks soooooooooooooo delicious!!! Will be right over!

    January 22, 2017
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  2. This looks so delicious. I am excited to try to make it. I hope my family will eat mushrooms.

    January 24, 2017
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    • If it’s a texture issue with the mushrooms, I recommend finely dicing the mushrooms. You get the flavor without the mushroom texture.
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      January 24, 2017
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  3. These look so delicious. My husband would live if I made them. Looks pretty simple too.

    January 24, 2017
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  4. this looks delicious! I have been wanting a good Philly lately so I think I will have to try to make this one night.

    January 24, 2017
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  5. Ron
    Ron

    OMG! That looks sooo good. I’m definitely making this this weekend. I have a friend who has celiac and she’ll like this.

    January 24, 2017
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  6. I think my son would really enjoy these. He is all about beef right now and I can’t get him to eat much of anything these days. I keep telling him he’s going to get scurvy! ☺

    January 24, 2017
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  7. That looks so good! My husband would love this recipe! I’ll definitely have to make it!

    January 24, 2017
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  8. These look so yummy! I cook for my grandfather every day and am always looking for new recipes. Thanks!!

    January 24, 2017
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  9. Wow this looks great! My kids would love all the cheese and mushrooms on this! This is something my entire family would love!

    January 24, 2017
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  10. Adrienne Carter
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    I am always looking for yummy gluten free recipes! This is totally going on my list for next week. Thanks for sharing.

    January 24, 2017
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  11. Debra
    Debra

    My husband would love these are they would even be great to serve as an appetizer at a party!!Great recipe

    January 24, 2017
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  12. Okay, these look seriously amazing! I love everything that’s in them and a cool plus that they are gluten free! YUM!

    January 25, 2017
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  13. These look and sound so good! We are having philly cheesesteaks for dinner tonight!

    January 25, 2017
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  14. Robin Rue
    Robin Rue

    I have never thought to make this type of sandwich open face. How awesome does this look!

    January 25, 2017
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  15. Hiking in the snow is such an amazing experience. I love that these are gluten free and available for those to enjoy who are on modified diets.

    January 25, 2017
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  16. I really love open-faced sandwiches. I can’t wait to this recipe at home. You’ve made it look so easy. Thanks for sharing.

    January 25, 2017
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  17. Jeanine
    Jeanine

    Oh my goodness. These look INCREDIBLE. I love open face sandwiches, then I can really pack the good stuff on! Need to make these asap!

    January 26, 2017
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  18. CourtneyLynne
    CourtneyLynne

    Omg can we say yum!?!?! I just love cheesesteaks!!! I will have to give your recipe a try!!!

    January 26, 2017
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  19. These look so yummy! Melted cheese makes everything delicious and these are so melty!

    January 27, 2017
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  20. We are such big fans of one side bread sandwiches. My husband loves mushrooms. I can’t wait to make this for him. It’s so hard to find good recipes like this.

    January 28, 2017
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