Cleveland Cheesesteaks with Pretzel Hoagie Rolls

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Cleveland Cheesesteaks with Pretzel Hoagie Rolls

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 pounds beef brisket
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 gloves garlic, minced and grated
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 8 ounces provolone cheese, shredded
  • 4-6 Pretzel Hoagie Rolls , warmed (shape the pretzels into logs instead of pretzels)
  • Pepper + Garlic Mushrooms + Onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 16 ounces button mushrooms
  • 2 large onions, sliced thin
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • pinch of salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:

To make in the Crockpot

  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat add a little olive oil. Season the brisket with salt and pepper. When the skillet is hot place the brisket in the skillet and sear both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Place the brisket in the bowl of a crockpot. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, water, worcestershire and cider vinegar. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 6-8 hours.

To cook in the Oven

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat a dutch oven over high heat, add a little olive oil. Season the brisket with salt and pepper. When the dutch oven is hot place the brisket in the pot and sear both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from heat. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, water, worcestershire and cider vinegar. Cover and bake for 3 1/2-4 hours or until the meat is tender and shreds easily.

Garlic Mushrooms, Peppers + Onions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt 1 tablespoon butter and then add the garlic. Sauté 30 seconds then add the mushrooms and onions. Cook 5-8 minutes or until mushrooms are browned and onions are cooked down. Remove and place on a plate.
  2. To the same skillet add another tablespoon butter. Add the bell peppers and cook for 5-8 minutes or until peppers start to brown and char a bit. Add to the plate with the mushrooms and onions.

To Assemble

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Slice the Pretzel Hoagie Rolls down the center and open them up with your fingers. Add a little shredded provolone and then stuff with the shredded brisket and drizzle with some of the sauce left in the pot used to cook the brisket. Add a handful or so of the peppers, mushrooms and onions and then top with more cheese. Wrap the sandwiches tightly in foil and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and unwrap. EAT.

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