Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Eating bell peppers which are very rich in Vitamin C alongside iron-rich foods like beef and/or spinach can help increase your body's iron stores, cutting the risk of anemia
Eating bell peppers which are very rich in Vitamin C alongside iron-rich foods like beef and/or spinach can help increase your body’s iron stores, cutting the risk of anemia

Comfort food can also be healthy food. Here’s a lower-carb version of a favourite comfort option: Philly Cheesesteaks, that I absolutely love. Here’s a Veteran Move that lets you easily remove about 250 calories from a typical cheesesteak served in a hero sandwich type roll while adding terrific health benefits like the substantial Vitamin C punch and the sweet tastes of bell peppers.

Bell peppers are actually members of the fruit family and come in a variety of colours including Yellow, Orange, and Red. Green bells are are actually unripe versions and you’ll notice a slightly bitter taste as a result. Green bells also tend to have different concentrations of healthy components although are the best of the bunch for eye health. Bell peppers are a good source of fibre and are terrific sources of Vitamin C. They’re a very healthy addition to any diet. In fact, eating a single bell pepper provides more than 160% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. They also contain Vitamins E, A, B6 and K1 as well as healthy minerals like potassium and folate.

Health benefits of eating bell peppers derive from their vitamin rich natures and the antioxidants they contain. They can help fight heart disease and cancer. Adding foods like bell peppers to your diet can also help fight age related eye health issues like macular degeneration and cataracts. And, foods rich in vitamin C are particularly helpful in aiding iron absorption into the blood which helps fight anemia, another health issue often associated with aging.

Choose your favourite colour bell peppers, add mushrooms, onion, flank steak and provolone cheese and you have a lower carb version of a world famous comfort food.
INGREDIENTS
3 bell peppers, sliced in half (choose your favourite colour!)
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 white onion, chop into half rings
1 lb flank steak sliced into thin strips (try slicing at 45 degrees)
12 slices Provolone cheese, sliced in half
1-2 tbsp Vegetable Oil 
Salt & pepper to taste
1-2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1-2 tbsp  low sodium soy sauce
Start by slicing each bell pepper in half...
After gathering all the necessary ingredients together in one place, start by slicing each bell pepper in half… I chose Green, Orange and Yellow peppers
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees... I cut the provolone slices in half to make it easier to line the inside each pepper
I cut the provolone slices in half to make it easier to line the inside each pepper.
Place the peppers on a baking pan or cookie sheet.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
I like flank steak for these as it cooks up nice and tender and I find it easy to slice
I like flank steak for these as it cooks up nice and tender and I find it easy to work with
Try to slice the steak at a 45 degree angle and as thin as comfortable. This will make the finished product super tender and melt in your mouth delicious.
Another Veteran Move is to try to slice the steak at a 45 degree angle and as thin as comfortable. This will make the finished product super tender and melt in your mouth delicious. If it’s too much to do that though, just try to make your slices as thin as possible… SHARP KNIVES!!!
Once you have your steak sliced, cut each slice in half and season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle with a little olive oil
Once you have your steak sliced, cut each slice in half and season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle with a little olive oil. Let sit for 5 or 10 minutes
Cut the onion in half through the root then slice each half in half again to produce what I call half-rings
Cut the onion in half through the root then slice each half in half again to produce what I call half-rings as you slice it up into a finished product
Slice the mushrooms and have garlic and all other ingredients for the sauce ready
Slice the mushrooms and have garlic and all other ingredients for the sauce ready
Preheat frying pan to medium high, add oil to cook and sear each side of the steak for 2 or 3 minutes each
Preheat frying pan to medium high, add oil to cook and sear each side of the steak for 2 or 3 minutes each taking care to not let strips overlap. It’s okay to not cook them right through. You’ll finish cooking the meat in the oven
Stir fry the onions and mushrooms until both are slightly browned then season with salt and pepper to taste
Add another tablespoon of oil to the same pan and stir fry the onions and mushrooms until both are slightly browned then season with salt and pepper to taste
... add Worcestershire and soy sauce. 
Mix well and let everything blend for  2-3 minutes
Once the onions turn transparent, the mushrooms have cooked down, have released their juice, and have turned a little brown, add Worcestershire and soy sauce.
Mix well and let everything blend for 2-3 minutes
Return steak to the mix and stir to heat through thoroughly
Return steak to the mix and stir to heat through thoroughly
Add a healthy spoonful to each pepper...
Add a healthy spoonful to each pepper…
Move stuffed peppers to the oven to cook for 15 minutes
Move stuffed peppers to the oven to cook for 15 minutes
Add the rest of the cheese for the final 10 minutes...
Add the rest of the cheese for the final 10 minutes…
... remove from the oven when the cheese has melted and slightly browned
… remove from the oven when the cheese has melted and slightly browned.
The steak will be cooked through and may be slightly charred
I like to serve this with brown rice and a spinach and kale salad
I like to serve this with brown rice and a spinach and kale salad

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