Beef Cheeses

Beef Cheeses were introduced to me at my friend Jenna’s New Years Eve party several years ago and contrary to the teetering-on barbaric name they are actually quite civilized. Simple but flavorful, these little appetizers are EXTREMELY easy to make before any gathering and as Such a Fun Age mainly takes place in Philadelphia – origin of the Philly Cheesesteak, I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to share the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 package mini phyllo dough shells, like Athens
  • 1 package creamy cheese such as Boursin or Allouette
  • 1 package thin-cut steak, I used flank 

 Steps 

  • Take the phyllo dough cups out of the freezer and set aside; set the oven to 350 °F
  • In a frying pan, grill pan, or traditional grill cook your steak to the desired temp… no need for a full marinating situation, but feel free to season the beef with salt/pepper whilst cooking 
  • As you are waiting for the steak to cook, begin filling each pastry cup with the cheese (about a teaspoon)
  •   After letting your steak rest, take a sharp knife and begin cutting bite-size pieces to fill each shell. Add one piece to each shell on top of the cheese
  • Cook the bites at 350 °F for 3-5 min. until the cheese is soft and warm

*if you do not eat meat not to worry; switch out the beef for a any hearty vegetable such as cremini mushrooms or asparagus 

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