Enjoy Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches at home! Cooked thinly shaved steak, caramelized peppers and onions and melty cheese stuffed into a soft roll. This recipe will serve 6.
I’ve always obsessed over cheesesteaks.
In middle school, I remember saving my money and walking to a nearby Tubby’s just to buy a mini steak and cheese plain. Back then I wanted no veggies, dressing or anything extra. Just steak and melty cheese sandwiched in a warm bread. I’ve grown up since then, and now order them including the onions and peppers.
Philly cheesesteaks are meant to be simple with little fuss. Now I’m not saying this recipe is in any way authentic or traditional, however they are delicious and is how my family enjoys them.
To Make These Philly Cheesesteaks You Will Need:
- butter – Adds flavor and encourages browning.
- avocado oil – Helps keep the butter from burning.
- yellow onion – Adds a subtle sweet onion flavor.
- green bell pepper – Adds distinct bell pepper flavor.
- kosher salt – Draws out flavor and will season the steak and vegetables.
- shaved steak – Ribeye is preferred.
- garlic powder – While not a traditional ingredient but adds flavor that’s sweeter yet milder than fresh garlic.
- onion powder – Also not traditional but lends additional bold oniony flavor.
- freshly ground back pepper – Adds flavor and distinct bite.
- worcestershire sauce – This is of course optional but does add delicious flavor.
- american cheese – You can also use provolone. We’ve made these with pepper jack and that’s also not traditional but delicious.
- soft 6″ rolls or sub buns – If you’re lucky enough to find Amoroso rolls, use those! But in a pinch any soft French rolls or sub buns can be used.
Thinly slice 1 medium yellow onion or 2 if you like yours with more onion and 1 large green bell pepper.
Preheat a griddle to 350° .
Once hot, melt 2 tablespoons butter with 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Use a spatula and spread evenly over the griddle.
Once Add the sliced peppers and onion, toss it all around and sprinkle with a little kosher salt.
Next, stir them around every so often and let them soften.
Once they have softened and are caramelized to your preference. Remove and transfer the peppers and onions to a bowl or plate.
Then add 1 more tablespoon of butter to the griddle and a splash of oil if needed. Again, use your spatula to spread that evenly.
Next, scatter the shaved steak onto the hot griddle and let it cook for a few.
Flip it once it has seared and a golden brown crust has formed. I also use my spatula to chop it into smaller pieces.
You can season the beef with just salt and freshly ground black pepper if you wish, or additionally season with garlic powder and onion powder. A few splashes of Worcestershire sauce if desired for more flavor, or simply omit this ingredient altogether.
Add a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce (to taste) if desired for more flavor, or simply omit this ingredient altogether.
Next, throw the peppers and onions back into the mix and give it a good toss.
Once cooked you can:
a) Separate the mixture into 6 portions (or 4 if wanting a more meaty sandwich) and top with 2 slices of cheese (or more), cover with a few lids or tented aluminum foil to allow steam to melt the cheese. Then place the roll cut-side down onto the steak and cheese and use a spatula to get under it and then quickly flip. This is the more traditional method.
b) Keep the steak, peppers and onion warm on the griddle over low heat while preheating your oven to 400°. (I recommend preheating your oven while cooking the onions and peppers.) Add a slice of cheese to the bottom of the sliced roll, top with the hot steak mixture and two slices of cheese and pop into the oven on the middle rack for 6 to 8 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
For photography purposes, I did the latter. Either way, both taste incredible.
That’s it! I like to serve these with homemade steak fries, but any fries will do or even potato chips!
Now what you didn’t see is me unhinging my jaw to fit this gigantic sandwich into my mouth. Honestly there’s no good way to eat Philly cheesesteak sandwiches… just go for it and maybe wear a bib?
Enjoy! And if you give this Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!