Philly Cheese Steak Crock

earl of sandwich
earl of sandwich

This was a super fun one. Wanted to make a philly steak, but w/ a twist & this really was an amazing crock.

The crock experience started w/ appetizer – Bud Light Clamato, thank you lady friend. Out of left field always makes your morning football boozing more acceptable & it is some sort of fruit/veg so you don’t need to feel bad about it @ 10am…right?

Keep in mind I did provide, carrots, celery & cali w/ a perfectly aged ranch creaming or semi-solid food product.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound thinly sliced sirloin steak strips (ask your butcher & they’ll lead you in right direction)
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms (dark crini)
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 loaf French bread (find a longer / thinner one than I did)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup Pinot Noir – super cheap is fine
  • 2 tablespoons  cup prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons cup brown mustard
full earl of sandwich
full earl of sandwich

The Directions:

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the beef, & cook until browned – pull from skillet – you don’t want to overcook.
  • Add the mushrooms, bell pepper and onion; cook this stuff up until limp – transfer to crock.
  • Add the beef broth, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes and red wine to the crock.
  • Cover, and cook on High for 4 hours, until beef is extremely tender.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Put the liquid in container & save for dippin’. Trust me, this makes you happy.
  • Slice the French bread loaf in 1/2.
  • Mix together the horseradish and mustard; spread onto each side of loaf.
  • Put the provolone slices on each side – put that bitch together.
  • Wrap the loaf in foil- bake fo 15+ minutes in the preheated oven.
My side dish (gasp) was to bake sweet potato fries (me & sweet taters have been arch enemies):
  • 2 sweet potatoes – sliced in 1/4 in sticks
  • coat w/ olive oil
  • add dash of seat salt & coarse grd. pepper – toss it around like you just don’t care
  • Put in pre-heated oven 10 mins before adding the sandwich
  • turn once @ 7 mins or so & cook for extra 7 mins
Dammit, I want to be snarky or funny, but I cannot. Well, beyond the fact that the bread I bought was HUGE & made me giggle the whole time I was making it. Kinda felt like I was making a prop for small person large food commercial.
It was also mentioned whether I was making a soup bread bowl… NO, I was making a Duke of Freaking Philly Sandwich! Get off my back about the bread, seriously. Seriously, now I’m self-concious about amount of bread, Ugh.

Please, if you haven’t tried a rock out w/ your crock out yet, do this one. Or, at least git yer old lady to get up @ 7am to make this delicious meal for you ready at noon… I said noon woman (man).

Keep your feet on the ground & your crock on the counter.

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