Sicilian Steak Sandwich

Sicilian Steak Sandwich

Sicilian Steak Sandwich

Italian versionof the classic Philly cheesesteak is a meal on a bun. Tender tri-tip steak is pan fried with onion, bell peppers, and hot peppers, then topped with blue cheese and aged provolone.”


  • Artichoke Aioli:
  • 1 (6.5 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef tri-tip steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1/4 cup pickled sweet and hot pepper rings
  • 1/4 cup garlic basil spread (see footnote for recipe link)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 tablespoon Marsala wine
  • 1 anchovy fillet (optional)
  • 12 slices aged provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • Assembly:
  • 4 Italian-style hoagie buns, split lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Combine artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Stir tri-tip steak slices into the hot oil and cook, stirring constantly until they begin to brown, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Add onion, yellow pepper, orange pepper, sweet hot peppers, and garlic basil spread; cook and stir until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, capers, Marsala wine, and anchovy fillet and cook until mushrooms are browned and wine has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place provolone cheese and Gorgonzola cheese on top of the hot beef mixture and gently fold until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Remove beef-cheese mixture from heat.
  4. Spread each hoagie bun with about 1/4 cup artichoke aioli. Spoon beef-cheese mixture into buns and garnish with basil.

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