Jalapeno Popper Cheesesteak Sliders

by Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yields: 8 sliders

A classic cheesesteak sandwich with spicy jalapenos, bacon and tangy cream cheese.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 small yellow onion, diced

1 medium green bell pepper, seed and diced

2 jalapeno peppers, minced (seeds removed, if desired)

4 ounces white or cremini mushrooms, diced

½ pound sliced roast beef, diced

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

4 strips of bacon, cooked and diced

½ teaspoon each kosher salt ground black pepper

4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

8 slider buns

8 slices Provolone cheese

Directions:

Preheat broiler to high and line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 5-6 minutes or until translucent. Add the bell peppers and jalapenos and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms and diced roast beef, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, bacon, salt and black pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes and then stir in the cream cheese, cooking and stirring until the cream cheese is melted and fully incorporated into the slider mixture. Reduce heat to low and cover.

Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large flat skillet over medium-high heat. Place 4 slider buns, cut side down, onto the hot skillet and toast for 1-2 minutes. Repeat with remaining butter and slider buns. Transfer toasted slider buns to prepared baking sheet. Top with about 1/3 cup of the cheesesteak mixture and 1 slice of provolone cheese, folding cheese in half if needed to fit on top of the slider. Place cheese topped sliders under the preheated broiler for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted. Remove sliders from oven and top with remaining half of the slider bun securing with a toothpick. Serve immediately.