Keep It Under Wraps

Philly Cheese Steak Wraps with Provolone Sauce:

Was talking to someone recently and shared some important information they needed to know, but said “let’s keep this under wraps for now.” Most people can’t keep a secret to save their life. It’s ok, we’re human. Sigmund Freud wrote – “No mortal can keep a secret. If their lips are silent, they chatter with their finger-tips; betrayal oozes out at every pore.” Needless to say, the information I provided got out, but no harm was done. On the drive home one day, I laughed thinking about the little inconsequential secret and Freud’s memorable words. With that thought in my head, I set out to wrap something up with hidden ingredients and grill pan it to perfection. Philly Cheese Steak Wraps with Provolone Sauce

Philly cheese steak sandwiches are classic, with all the makings of comfort with equal parts evil. But, as usual, reinvention was in order. Nothing beats the distinctive flavor of grilled beef, and in this recipe set the foundation for this hearty sandwich, albeit less intimidating than its traditional cousin. However, it was the unmistakable slow caramelized onions that delivered the yum-factor, and the rich and creamy truffle provolone sauce that oozed with delight. Also tucked within, offering earthy undertones, are bourbon deglazed crimini mushrooms and sweet orange bell peppers, all wrapped up, and hidden within a crisped flour tortilla and ready to marvel. I’m not often surprised with end results, but this one was a real winner.

SECRET INGREDIENT: Caramelized onions AND the Provolone sauce

TIP: I know I say this often, but these were infectiously good – “make more than you need”

Philly Cheese Steak Wraps with Provolone Sauce

  • Sirloin tip steak (1 lb)
  • Salt & fresh black pepper
  • Olive oil (1 Tbsp)
  1. Preheat grill
  2. Season steak with salt, pepper, and olive oil
  3. Grill steaks on hot grill to medium rare, remove from heat and let rest 15 minutes. Using a sharp knife, slice steak into very thin strips and set aside.

For Caramelized Onions

  • Onion (1, sliced)
  • Olive oil (1 Tbsp)
  • Salt & fresh black pepper
  1. In a large skillet on medium heat, add olive oil, onion slices, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are naturally caramelized and golden brown, about 40 minutes.
  3. Remove caramelized onions from pan and set aside.

For Mushrooms & Peppers

  • Olive oil (1 Tbsp)
  • Crimini mushrooms (2 cups, sliced)
  • Orange bell pepper (1/2, sliced)
  • Bourbon (2 Tbsp)
  • Salt & fresh black pepper
  1. Using same pan on medium-high heat, warm oil and then add mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 7 minutes until mushrooms start to crisp.
  2. Add bell pepper slices and for 3 more minutes.
  3. Add bourbon and deglaze pan. Cook for 2 minutes and then remove from heat and set aside.

For Provolone Sauce

  • Butter (2 Tbsp)
  • Flour (2 Tbsp)
  • Milk (1 ½ cups)
  • Provolone (1 cup, grated)
  • Parmesan Reggiano (1/2 cup, grated)
  • Truffle salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Then whisk in flour and cook for 4 minutes to make a golden roux.
  2. Slowly whisk in milk and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until just thick. Thin with additional milk necessary.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in provolone and parmesan.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.

For Wraps

  • Medium flour tortillas
  • Provolone (1/2 cup grated, or several slices)
  1. Preheat grill pan over medium heat.
  2. On a flat surface, lay out flour tortilla and add in center of tortilla some provolone and then steak slices, onions, mushrooms, pepper, and several spoonful’s of provolone sauce, leaving room on outer edges.
  3. Fold in sides, then fold in bottom. Gently roll wrap, tucking in filling and sides to make a sealed wrap. Repeat to make additional wraps.
  4. Place wraps, seam side down into warm grill pan. Cook until golden on both sides, then remove from pan and let rest for 5 minutes.

Philly Cheese Steak Wraps with Provolone Sauce

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