How’s everyone’s post-Super Bowl Monday morning going? Did you make it into work, or are you one of the 1.5 million people suffering from Super Bowl flu today?
We went to a great Super Bowl party full of fun people, friendly wagers, and (way too much) delicious food…but good grief, wasn’t that a terrible Super Bowl? The opening play was exciting, but after that it just got…embarrassing.
Also, the commercials? Not that impressed. I liked the Seinfeld reunion and even the Tim Tebow ones…but other than that, eh. Same with the halftime show. Did you guys have any favorites? I have to say that my favorite thing was when we flipped it over to the Puppy Bowl and saw Keyboard Cat playing the halftime show. Anyone else impressed with how intricate the Puppy Bowl has become? There’s a halftime show, shots of kitties in the luxury boxes, and even a tailgate cam. It was…significantly more entertaining than the human Super Bowl.
Given all the gluttony I engaged in yesterday, I should probably be sharing an all-vegetable recipe with you guys, but I’m not. Here are some sloppy, decadent, totally tasty Joes. Take that, diet.
PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SLOPPY JOES (slightly adapted from Chef-in-Training)
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 large white onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2-3 tbsp steak sauce
1 tbsp hot sauce, or more to taste
1/2 cup beef stock
salt and pepper
4 dinner rolls, toasted if desired
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1 cup provolone cheese, shredded
1. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat, then add ground beef. Brown beef 5-6 minutes, or until cooked through. Add onions and green peppers and cook another 3-4 minutes, until vegetables start to get tender. Stir in the steak sauce, hot sauce, and beef stock, season with salt and pepper, then bring up to bubbling and cook another 2 or so minutes.
2. While meat cooks, melt butter in medium-size pot over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook about 1 minute. Whisk in milk, bring to bubbling, and let thicken (about 2 minutes). Turn off heat and add cheese, stirring until smooth and melted.
3. To serve, place scoop of meat mixture on bottom half of each roll, then top with the cheese sauce and remaining half of roll.
Oh man these were yummy. I don’t make stuff like this very often, but I enjoy it so much when I do!