Philly Cheesesteaks

Our version of Philly Cheesesteaks combine tender beef, sauteed veggies, and melted cheese on a perfectly toasted hoagie. Enjoy this classic sandwich from your own kitchen!

Our version of Philly Cheesesteaks combine tender beef, sauteed veggies, and melted cheese on a perfectly toasted hoagie. Enjoy this classic sandwich from your own kitchen!

What is a Philly Cheesesteak?

Philly Cheesesteak is a dish that hails from Philadelphia. Traditionally, it’s a sandwich with thinly sliced beef, onions, and cheese on a crusty sandwich roll. On the West Coast and other places, sometimes additional toppings are added like peppers and mushrooms. That’s what we’ll be doing today, but we’ll show you a more authentically Philly one soon.

The two most famous restaurants for Philly Cheesesteak are Geno’s and Pat’s. The main difference between the two are that Pat’s chops it’s steak while Geno’s serves it sliced, like we’ll do today. Geno’s even has a specific way to properly order your sandwich! You should state your cheese preference and with or without (referring to the onions). For example, “I’d like an American with” for a cheesesteak with American cheese and onions.

What Cut of Beef Should I Use?

I recommend using a rib-eye because it has lots of nice marbling and is very tender. Sirloin would also work well for a Philly Cheesesteak.

You’ll want to get nice thin slices, so make sure you’re using a sharp knife! If you’re having trouble, partially freezing the meat can be helpful like you’d do for Beef Carpaccio though the slices don’t need to be quite as thin for this.

What Kind of Cheese Goes on Philly Cheesesteak?

Traditionally, you want to use a mild provolone, white American, or Cheese Whiz. We’ve chosen white American cheese for ours. While some like to let the warmth of the meat and onions slightly melt the cheese, we’re putting ours under the broiler for the perfect melt.

 

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Philly Cheesesteaks


  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

Our version of Philly Cheesesteaks combine tender beef, sauteed veggies, and melted cheese on a perfectly toasted hoagie. Enjoy this classic sandwich from your own kitchen!


Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil, divided
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced
  • 4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, divided
  • 1 lb beef ribeye steak, trimmed and thinly slices
  • 4 hoagie rolls
  • 4 slices white American cheese, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms. Saute stirring occasionally until mushrooms and onions are slightly browned and the pepper is softened, 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
  4. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the skillet. Add the beef in as much of a single layer in the skillet as possible. Do not move any of it for 2 minutes. Stir occasionally until cooked to desired doneness. Transfer to a plate. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
  5. Cut open the hoagie rolls and put them on a pan, cut side up. Put under the broiler until lightly toasted.
  6. Divide meat among buns. Top with pepper mixture. Top with the cheese.
  7. Broil just until the cheese is melted.
Philly Cheesesteaks

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