Friday, June 8, 2012
After eating healthy salads and sandwiches all week at work, we like to let loose on Fridays. Even while keeping a strict diet, it helps to have one day or meal where you can give the willpower a rest and have something more decadent.
Today we were craving something cheesy and beefy so two things came to mind - a medium-rare cheese burger or a Philly cheese steak with Whiz and Onions (yeah, they still love their Cheese Whiz in the City of Brotherly Love).
Pictured at the top is the recipe for Home-Ground Burgers with Bacon, Cheese, and Fresh Thyme from Martha Stewart. By chopping or grinding the meat at home you can easily achieve the flavor of your favorite steakhouse burger. The bacon and fresh thyme add just the right smokey and fresh herb notes.
We also love a good Philly Cheese Steak with Maui Onion and Cheese Whiz from The Food Network, below. There are a couple keys to a real Philly cheese steak. First, you need a nice, soft hoagie roll. Then, for the Philly flavor use Cheese Whiz or go with American or Provolone. Finally, it's best to use thinly sliced fresh top round or rib-eye steak.
Time to fire up the grill for some burgers and cheese steaks. Have a great weekend!
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Posted by FoodPair at 1:55 PM