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Slow-Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna

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Slow-Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 6
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Slow-Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna

Classic Philly cheesesteak ingredients layered in lasagna and cooked so easily in a slow cooker.

Ingredients

1 1/2
pounds sirloin, sliced very thin
Salt and pepper
1
large white onion, chopped
10
ounces button mushrooms, sliced
1
large poblano pepper, chopped
3
cloves garlic, minced
28
ounces tomato sauce
3
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon red pepper flakes
8
ounces no-cook lasagna noodles
8
ounces Provolone cheese, sliced
1
jar processed cheese sauce (optional)

Directions

  • 1 Freeze sirloin steak for 20 minutes until it’s very cold, then slice as thin as possible. In a large skillet add a drizzle of oil and the steak slices. Brown steak well for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 2 Remove steak from skillet and add a new drizzle of oil. Add onions, mushrooms, poblano pepper, and garlic and cook until veggies soften, 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add tomato sauce. Cook for a few minutes so sauce can meld with veggies. Add red pepper flakes.
  • 3 In a 5 to 6-quart slow cooker, add a small layer of the tomato mixture to the bottom of the dish, then add a layer of no-cook lasagna noodles (it’s okay if you have to break them up a bit to get them to fit). Then add half of the steak, half of the Provolone slices, and half of the mushroom and pepper mixture.
  • 4 Top with another layer of noodles, the rest of the steak, the last of the Provolone, and tomato sauce mixture, leaving some of the tomato sauce mixture for the top.
  • 5 Add a top layer of noodles, followed by the last of the sauce, covering the noodles as best you can.
  • 6 Cover and cook on high heat in the slow cooker for 3-4 hours until it’s bubbly and starting to brown around the edges.
  • 7 Serve lasagna drizzled with warm cheese sauce (optional).
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Philly Cheesesteak, but not in a sandwich – in a lasagna!

As prepared by Macheesmo,

This is SO not your mom's lasagna...

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to travel to Philadelphia and enjoy a traditional Philly cheesesteak sandwich, you know there are a few options. You can get the sandwich with onions, with provolone, or with cheese sauce.

I always opt for the onions and cheese sauce, but when I’m at home (and especially if I’m layering all the delicious ingredients in a lasagna like this one that I had to try for myself, I just choose all of the above – plus, I add some mushrooms and peppers for good measure.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna

Of course, the base of it all is good steak. Start with a good piece of sirloin steak and freeze it for 10-15 minutes so it’s really cold. That will help you slice it as thin as possible.

I’m assuming you don’t have a meat slicer, but if you do, obviously use it. Otherwise, just do your best.

Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna

Add the steak to a hot skillet with a drizzle of oil, and season well with salt and pepper. Cook until the steak is nicely browned, but still tender.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna

Remove the steak so it doesn’t overcook and add the mushrooms, peppers and onions. You’ll probably need a second drizzle of oil and more salt and pepper. Cook until the veggies soften.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna

Then add the tomato sauce and the red pepper flakes. Yes, I know cheesesteaks don’t have marinara sauce, but it’s a lasagna after all!

 

Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna

Now we're going to build the lasagna in the slow cooker! Start with a drizzle of sauce and a layer of no-cook noodles. I like these noodles because you don’t have to boil them first.

You’ll probably have to break up the noodles a bit to get them to fit, but no worries.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna

Then add your steak, a layer of provolone cheese slices, and a little under half of the sauce.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna

Repeat that layering all over again (noodles, steak, cheese, sauce) and top the lasagna with a final layer of noodles and whatever sauce you have left.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna

Cover this masterpiece and cook on High in your slow cooker for about four hours – until the edges are browned and the center is bubbling hot.

 

Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Lasagna

You could serve it just like that with great success but if  you really want to take it to cheese steak bliss, drizzle each piece of lasagna with warm cheese sauce! 

Whatever you do, don’t cook the lasagna with the cheese sauce. It’ll totally break down and get gross. Use it as a finishing sauce and you'll be good to go.

 

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