Saturday, February 12, 2011

Guy Fieri's Ritz Cheese Steak Sliders

OMG, I made these for our Superbowl party, they were a huge hit, everyone loved them, I couldn't keep them on the plate.  Waiting on my daughter to send me the pics of mine since they are on her camera, but still wanted to share the recipe. These are YUMMO!  The meat is so good, I'm considering cooking it by itself with some extra balsamic reduction and serve over rice.

Also, for the amount of people I had over, I could not afford to use rib-eye steaks, so I used meat that was sliced for Carne Asada, then I just had to slice thin as directed in the recipe.

what you need

1-1/2 cups balsamic vinegar
1 lb.  trimmed thin cut boneless beef rib-eye steak
1/2 tsp. each granulated garlic, chili powder and dry mustard
1/2 tsp.  each dried thyme, basil, kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
1/4 tsp. each white pepper and cayenne
4 Tbsp.  olive oil, divided
1 cup sweet onion, quartered, thinly sliced
1 cup  red bell pepper, cut in julienne stips, 1" long
1/2 cup each yellow bell pepper and Anaheim chile, cut in julienne stips, 1" long
1 Tbsp.  minced garlic
1-1/2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp.  Worcestershire sauce
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT DELI DELUXE Process Jalapeno American Cheese Slices
  RITZ Crackers

make it

IN a small saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups balsamic vinegar to a boil, then simmer gently over low heat 40 min. until reduced to 1/3 cup.
CUT meat across the grain into ¼”-thick slices, then julienne to 1"-long pieces. In a large bowl, combine dry spices. Add steak pieces; toss to evenly coat. Set aside.
IN a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers and Anaheim chile and saut√© 4-5 min., stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook 1-2 min. Remove to a plate. Heat remaining oil in same skillet. Add steak and cook 2 min. until done, stirring frequently. Add the 1-1/2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar and the Worcestershire sauce, stir to combine. Add the vegetables and cook until heated through. Drain excess liquid.
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Cut each cheese slice into 6 pieces. Place 1 piece on each of 48 crackers, then top with approximately 1 Tbsp. of the steak mixture. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 5 min., or until cheese melts. Place on serving plate and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Top each with a second cracker.



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