We can end up with as many as thirty people so you need an appetizer to feed a number of people. I came upon this recipe for making Philly cheese steak sliders without the work of making them individually. I thought they would fit the bill nicely.
1 package Hawaiian rolls
6 or more slices of provolone cheese
2 packages of Steak Umms (or similar product)
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
Butter (approx 3 tablespoons)
Cut the rolls in half (if not already cut). Separate the tops from the bottoms. Spread the bottoms of the rolls with mayo and arrange in a large baking pan (mine was 9 x 13.)
Saute onion and pepper until soft.
Saute steak slices until cooked. If you use Steak Umms, They will shred as you cook them. No need to defrost--just throw them in the hot pan.
I remember my mother making us sandwiches with these maybe once but I'd forgotten (or never knew in the first place) that they came in these super thin frozen slabs!
Drain cooked steak. Spread shredded steak over the rolls in the pan (no need to place it on each individual roll.)
Spread pepper and onion mixture over rolls.
Top with as many slices of provolone cheese as you need (don't worry if the cheese overlaps some of your rolls)
Replace the tops and drizzle with melted butter.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Cover and bake for another ten minutes. Bake until tops are starting to brown and cheese is oozing. Depending on your oven this may take more or less time.
Slice, serve and stand back to accept the compliments. These were a huge hit!
If you're having a gang of friends over to help decorate the tree, these Philly cheese steaks will keep them full and happy!