It’s finally Super Bowl time! I grew up in New Jersey and have always been a die hard Giants fan. I still am. But now that I live in Maine, I cheer for the Patriots when the Giants aren’t in it. I wasn’t very popular at a few Super Bowl parties being in New England territory now. But, I always redeemed myself by bringing food.
My team didn’t make it this year though. Actually, they didn’t even make the playoffs. But, I’m still looking forward to celebrating the big game. This year I’m making this cheesesteak sandwich Super Bowl Ring along with some of my other favorite football fare.
I’m not gonna cry my eyes out over it!
One of the things I like most about this sandwich is the caramelized onions. I don’t care much for raw onions on a sandwich, so I don’t mind the time it takes for these onions to cook. It takes about 30 minutes for them to develop a rich, sweet flavor that works well with the meat, cheese, garlic and other veggies.
Also, you can never go wrong with two cheeses. I used American and provolone. Three cheeses might be better yet and I contemplated using mozzarella, too. But, I wanted to be able to hold this sandwich without too much cheese oozing out of it. Ordinarily oozing cheese would be a plus, but in this case I used a little self-restraint.
My rules for football food are really very simple. It has to be comfort food and relatively easy to make. You also have to be able to dip it, scoop it, or hold it with one hand. You need to have a free hand for your beer or other beverage, right?
This cheesesteak sandwich ring is very easy to make. I’ve included step- by-step instructions with pictures, too.
Super Bowl Ring Cheesesteak Sandwich
This easy cheesesteak sandwich is made with premade crescent roll dough, store bought steak sandwich slices, caramelized onions, tomatoes and two cheeses. Provide pickles, peppers, lettuce or other toppings as a garnish along with ketchup or other preferred condiment for a variation of the traditional cheesesteak hoagie.
- 16 frozen steak sandwich slices
- 1 8 oz package prepared crescent rolls
- 1 large tomato diced
- 1 large onion sliced
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- pinch oregano optional
- lettuce garnish
- pickles garnish
- ketchup optional
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tsp water
- pinch sea salt for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 350 F
Prepare the seasoning mixture by combining the salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl.
Dice a large tomato then sprinkle a pinch of the seasoning mixture and a pinch of oregano, if desired.
In a medium frying pan over medium heat, melt butter and add extra virgin olive oil.
Slice the onions then add to the butter and oil then stir until they are well coated. Cook the onions, stirring occasionally so they start to brown all over for approximately 30 minutes. Add a pinch of the seasoning mixture, if desired.
Cook the sandwich steaks according to package instructions. Sprinkle a pinch of the seasoning mixture if desired. When the steak slices are fully cooked, move them to a paper towel to absorb the grease. Allow to cool before assembling the sandwich. (If you place the hot slices on the cold dough, the dough will get gooey and won’t cook correctly.)
Line a round baking pan or pizza pan with parchment.
Determine the size of the hole in the center by placing the bowl or small plate you will use to serve additional toppings or sauces.
Lay out the crescent roll triangles in a circle around the plate with the pointy tip of the triangle point outwards. Slightly overlap the wider edges of the dough and press the dough to seal the pieces together.
Lay a cooled, cooked slice of sandwich steak lengthwise over each triangle shaped piece of dough.
Add a slice of provolone to each section.
Add approximate 1 tbsp of diced tomato to each section.
Add caramelized onions to each section.
Add another sandwich steak slice.
Top each section with a slice of American cheese.
Fold the pointy end of the dough over each section and tuck the tip under the wider end of the dough.
Add 1 tsp of water to an egg and beat until well blended. Using a pastry brush, coat the dough on the top and sides of the ring sandwich. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown and the cheese is melty.
While the sandwich is baking, line a serving tray with parchment paper. Lay lettuce leaves around the outer edge of the tray.
When the sandwich is done baking, allow to cool for a few minutes then carefully transfer the sandwich to the serving tray. (If you can’t pick up the whole sandwich intact, transfer individual sections and arrange them in a circle on the tray.) Add bowl of pickles and ketchup in the center hole and garnish the lettuce with the remaining tomatoes, if any.
This is sure to be the first thing people go for on the buffet table. Depending on how hungry your crowd is, you may want to make two. What are your favorite football foods? Let me know in the comments below and enjoy the game. I hope your team wins!