On a larger scale, food is much more important that we are aware of. Many cultures cook their traditional food as a way to preserve their health and culture even when they move to new regions.
Accordingly, Philadelphia natives and visitors are extremely bond to the classic Philly cheesesteak.
If you are a gourmet, you are certainly fond of delicious meals and probably understand that cheese makes everything more enjoyable. Therefore, many people suggest the Philadelphia version of cheesesteaks and surely cherish its amazing taste.
The original Philly sandwich is absolutely appetizing however, if you replace the card-rich roll with a cabbage wrap, you will end up with a much lighter meal, that’s still very tasty. In fact, these cabbage wraps will create a mouth-watering sandwich that will boost your health and save your waistline at the same time.
Cabbage is an incredibly beneficial veggie, full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, yet very low in calories. Additionally, it’s abundant in sulfur, as well as a compound known as sulforaphane, which is supposed to delay and prevent cancer.
Moreover, the potential flavonoids in the cabbage leaves help you to lower your cholesterol levels and your high blood pressure. Besides, they promote your cardiovascular health and successfully fight the inflammation in the body.
Here’s how to prepare the healthy Philly cheesesteak cabbage wraps:
- 8 large green cabbage leaves
- ½ large onion, thin slices
- 2 large bell peppers, thin slices
- 6 slices of provolone
- 1 lb. skirt steak, thin slices
- 1 tsp. of oregano
- 2 Tbsp. of vegetable or avocado oil, separated
- Freshly ground pepper
- Kosher salt
At first, boil a large pot of water. Then, dip cabbage leaves into it for 30 seconds. After branching the leaves place them on a plate, lined with a paper towel.
Next, over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add the onion and the bell peppers, season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir the onions and peppers until they soften, for 5 minutes roughly, or cook till tender.
Remove the onions and peppers. Add the rest of the oil into the pan and put the steak in a single layer. Cook each side for a few minutes. Then, add the peppers and onion, and use the provolone as topping on the mixture. Cover the pan until the cheese melts.
Lastly, scoop the mixture in the center of a blanched cabbage leaf and fold it well to form a burrito with one open end. Enjoy the delicious and healthy cheesesteak cabbage wraps.