Philly Cheesesteak Wrap
Simple Is Still Enjoyable!
How Long Is It Going to Take?
Sometimes You Just Want Easy
In the past, I have given a great focus to the slow cooker meals which make a lot my dinners; however, I am wanting to move away from this. It is summertime, I want to make meals that are flavorful and appealing, yet don't require a lot of time. One of my biggest problems surrounds my desire not only for healthy choices, but also the need to ensure it is gluten free. Many of my past recipes, I have edited at home for gluten free, but since more and more people seem to be seeking these options, I have decided it is time to move from the mindset of "I'll leave the gluten free out" to hey, edited it to suit what you want. There are a ton of suggestions for different meals online, but sometimes, focuses such as gluten free, dairy free, or soy free become more difficult. They can be uncovered, but sometimes, they seem to reveal a focus to "great and unique" and not the simplistic nature that many busy people need today. It is why I am making a shift, bringing in the recipes my family enjoys, sharing the adjustments I have made to make more enjoyable, and hoping to help others who want flavorful, but also need to be cautious of dietary issues.
Like all recipes, each of us have a different desire when it comes to flavor, and if you find some adjustments which work, please share them on here so others can try!
Simple Can Still Entice!
Even the Beginner Cook Can Prepare
For the most part, many people looking for recipes are veterans in the kitchen, but if you experience includes "Hamburger Helper" and you are wanting to expand your knowledge, or maybe you are just want simple and easy, then this recipe is one you should try. It provides all the flavor and enjoyment you can uncover with the philly cheese steak, but it is made with a new option to prepare it for the gluten intolerant in your life who struggles to enjoy certain foods.
I will note, I have made my own gluten free buns and used in this recipe, but I am more partial to the wraps because they take less time (hey, sometimes I don't have the time to prepare completely from scratch like I want) and when I am rushing around, I may have to sacrifice my desire from scratch to include some "pre-made" products. Not only this, but it a great recipe for those just learning to cook or haven't got the time for a "from scratch" meal.
Unfortunately, in today's world, we all lead busy lives (in truth it is one of the reasons I had to take a step back from sharing my recipes for a while) and because of this, we may have to look for the easiest dinner to prepare for our family. Look no further! Not only this, but this may help you discover you own ideas for wraps!
Even Great for a Packed Lunch
If you work from home, or prepare to pack lunches for your family, or if you are a college student just needing something you can carry to scarf down between classes, this recipes is also a perfect option! If you have a microwave, you can enjoy it warm, or if not, then as long as you prepared it and cooked it the night before, it can be enjoyed as a cold wrap! This is another reason I enjoy this versatile recipe so much! If I prepare it the night before, and make sure to have enough left over, then I can incorporate it into meals for my family's lunch the next day!
It is one of the reason that this recipe has become such an amazing option to include in a rotation for meals! You not only prepare dinner, but also, if you want, can increase the recipe and make sure that you can prepare a meal for the next day's lunch, giving you a little more time in the evening, instead of having to prepare dinner, clean up and then start packing lunches! Who doesn't need a little help with time saving recipes?
Kids Can Even Help!
Get the Kids Involved!
For me, one of the greatest things I believe is a shame is the lack of people who are able to cook in the kitchen. Either they were raised where the parents believed in meals which came from a box (the infamous "t.v. dinners") or the parents never felt the need to teach their kids how to cook. I believe it is such a shame because I am 32 years old and it amazes how many of my friends have no clue how to "cook" and because of this, I insist on having help in the kitchen.
Truth is, we never know what is going to happen, and beginning early, kids need to be brought into the kitchen. Eventually, they are going to move out on their own and living on microwave meals or fast food is not going to prepare them for the need to eat healthy. It is yet another great thing about this recipe, kids can help and begin to get exposure in the kitchen!
So, when you get ready to toss this together, invite the kids to come join. If they are younger, have them help (with supervision and you handling anything hot/sharp) toss the stuff into the wrap! If they are old enough, step back and help supervise them to prepare the meal! They learn something valuable and feel great about doing it themselves (and you managed to get a few minutes break to catch your breath)!
Yes, This is How I Prefer to Dice An Onion! (It helps reduce the "crying")
So What Do I Need?
- 2 lbs. Sliced Steak, flank or top round steak works great (Or we prefer shredded rib eye)
- 2 tbsp. Gluten free Steak Sauce/Marinade, (I use A-1 since Kraft has always been good about listing Gluten in their products)
- 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
- 1 tbsp. Butter
- 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 large Green Bell Pepper, Slice, Can also add in yellow, red or orange if you like
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 slices Provolone Cheese, (Off the block is normally better)
- 4 Large Tortilla Shells, (I purchase the gluten free burrito shells!)
- Optional Dipping Marinade
- In a large Ziplock bag toss your steak strips with marinade and salt and pepper. (I have even tossed this together in the morning and let it set all day in the fridge)
- Heat two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of butter, add sliced bell pepper and onion. Let cook, stirring occasionally for approximately 5 minutes or until tender.
- Place steak strips in skillet. Let the steak cook stirring occasionally until it is to you preferred color.
- Wipe skillet clean and reduce heat to medium. Spray skillet with cooking oil and heat tortillas one at a time just until lightly brown and easily flexible
- Assemble by adding one slice of cheese, steak slices, bell peppers and onions on each tortilla, wrap tightly. Slice and serve.
- NOTE: My family loves to add shredded lettuce, tomato, sour cream and other items, so feel free to do the same, but remember, if you are microwaving later, leave off the the items that don't need to be heated and put them in a side baggy to be added later!
Just A Little Tip
One of the things I have learned is that a lot of times, people are unaware of how to make the wraps go together smoothly. It is one of the reasons I do use Burrito "shells" when I prepare wraps, and also why I thought it might be valuable to share a video on how to "properly wrap a burrito." Please note, I did get the video off of youtube, as I did with the onion tip, and while it is not for this recipe in particular, the guidance is excellent! Hope this helps you make a tight wrap that stays together with your wrap!