Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Seared steak and sautéd peppers and onions, topped with gooey melted cheese, what’s not to love about this classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich? In this blog post, we’ll provide a simple yet delicious recipe to make the best Philly cheesesteak right at home! Get ready to indulge in a tasty meal that’s sure to satisfy.

Philly cheesesteak sandwich recipe

History of the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

As the name suggests, the cheesesteak sandwich was created in Philadelphia, PA. Today, it has expanded across the United States, all the way to our Midwest kitchen!
The original cheesesteak was credited to two brothers in South Philadelphia who ran a hot dog stand. In the 1930s, they wanted to expand their menu and offered a new sandwich with grilled beef and onions (but no cheese!)
In the 1940s, after the sandwich had gained some popularity, provolone was added, and the iconic cheesesteak sandwich was established.

What to serve with Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches?

This sandwich is loaded with meat, cheese, and veggies that make a great meal in and of itself! If you are looking for a side, you can’t go wrong with classic salty options like French fries, onion rings, or chips. If you are looking for something more light and fresh, try crisp, creamy coleslaw or a vinegary cucumber salad.

Tools You Might Need

  • Cast iron pan or heavy-bottomed skillet – If you don’t have a cast iron pan, I highly recommend investing in one! The sear it produces is second only to the grill and clean-up is a snap.

Ingredients

  • Beef steak, thinly sliced – Wondering what type of steak to use? Check out our post on the Best Cuts of Steak Explained, which ranks the most common cuts of steak and offers suggested uses. We used sirloin steak, sliced thinly against the grain. However, more choice cuts like ribeye or t-bone make excellent cheesesteak.
Sliced steak

  • Bell peppers – Color is based on your own personal preference. We used red and orange bell peppers for a pop of color and sweetness. Green peppers also work well, and we use them frequently when they are seasonal in the garden.
  • Yellow onion
  • Mushrooms (opt.)
Sliced bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms

  • Sliced or shredded provolone cheese
  • Canola or avocado oil – For sautéing vegetables and searing steak
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper
  • Hoagie-style buns, toasted – Looking for a great homemade bun to serve with your cheesesteak? We used our Whole Wheat Hamburger Bun recipe shaped into hoagie-style buns, as described in the recipe notes.

Directions

Step 1:
Add oil to skillet and sauté sliced onion, mushrooms, and bell peppers over medium heat until golden brown and tender. Remove from pan and set aside.

Sautéd bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms

Step 2:
Turn up heat to medium-high and add sliced beef to skillet. Season with Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook until beef is well browned on outside.

Seared sliced steak

Step 3:
Add sautéd vegetables back into pan. Remove from heat and top with cheese.
Serve with toasted sandwich buns.

Cheesesteak ingredients in cast iron

Cheesesteak sandwich with fries

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Seared steak and sautéd peppers and onions, topped with gooey melted cheese, what’s not to love about this classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich? This is a simple yet delicious recipe to make the best Philly cheesesteak right at home!
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Ingredients

  • 2 lb beef steak thinly sliced
  • 3 medium bell peppers sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced
  • 1 lb mushrooms sliced
  • 4 oz provolone cheese shredded or sliced
  • 2 T oil (canola or avocado)
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add oil to skillet and sauté sliced onion, mushrooms, and bell peppers over medium heat until golden brown and tender. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Turn up heat to medium-high and add sliced beef to skillet. Season with Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook until beef is well browned on outside.
  • Add sautéd vegetables back into pan. Remove from heat and top with cheese. Serve with toasted sandwich buns.

And there you have it, a simple recipe for a classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich that tantalizes your taste buds in no time. Go ahead, try it out for yourself!

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