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Philly Cheesesteaks

While all Philly cheesesteak sandwiches have steak, peppers, cheese and Italian rolls, there isn’t just one way to make them. Some have thinly shaved beef, some sliced beef, some chunks of beef.
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, cheesesteak, hoagie, Pennsylvania, peppers, Philadelphia, sandwich, sirloin, steak
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 1000kcal


  • 3 pounds boneless ribeye steak
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper, as needed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 12 slices American cheese
  • 6 slices Provolone
  • 6 (10-inch) hoagie rolls, split in half lengthwise


  • Add the ribeyes to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for an hour; this will make it easier to thinly slice the beef.
  • Once chilled, remove the steak from the freezer and thinly slice across the grain. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Divide into 8-ounce portions and set aside.
  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and heat through. Add the onions and peppers, sautéing until the onions are tender and slightly browned and the peppers are slightly charred, about 12 minutes. Toss with the vinegar, remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Heat a griddle or medium cast iron skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of the canola oil and heat through. Working in batches, add 2 portions of the steak (1-pound) to the griddle and cook, moving around with a spatula until almost cooked through, but still partially pink, about 3 minutes.
  • Make the meat into a rectangular mound and top with about 1/3 cup of the onion and pepper mixture.
  • Top with 3 slices of the cheese, alternating the American and Provolone, and let cook, undisturbed until the cheese has melted into the meat, about 3 minutes.
  • Use a spatula to scoop the meat mixture onto the cut rolls. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.


Calories: 1000kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 1254mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1914IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 618mg | Iron: 15mg