Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

campfire philly cheesesteak sandwich recipe

This Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich is one of our most requested recipes for camping.  It is SO EASY to make and is the perfect, hearty meal for the entire family!  With just a bit of preparation you can have an amazing camping meal for your next trip.

campfire philly cheesesteak camping recipe

I love this how this classic family favorite can be adapted into a camping recipe!  It looks messy but trust me when I say that it’s totally worth it.  When ready to eat, simply slice the loaf into “sandwich” sized servings.

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Warm, delicious melty goodness, this Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich is sure to be a hit with the whole family.  Let me show you how to make it…

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

1/4 cup garlic butter {I make my own using butter and garlic powder}
2 cups cooked, sliced onion and pepper {I slice and cook this before camping then just pack the cooked mixture into the cooler.  Three sliced peppers, one sliced onion, 2 Tbsp butter or oil, 1/4 cup oyster sauce.  Saute and cook until pepper is cooked through.}
500g provolone cheese, sliced {Mozzarella would work too}.

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Start by cutting slices into the bread about 1.5 inches apart and not all the way through to the bottom.  Butter the insides of each slice.

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich


Next drop a large spoonful of the pepper mixture into each cut.

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Then layer with roast beef and cheese.

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Top each slice with extra cheese.

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Tip:  I like to spray the inside of the aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray so that the ooey, gooey melty cheese doesn’t all stick to the inside of the packet.

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

 Wrap the entire loaf in aluminum foil.  You may need to use two layers to reach all the way around the sandwich.  Place the package near the hot coals of a fire {but not IN the fire}.  You want to heat the sandwich all the way through so that the cheese all melts.  This usually takes thirty minutes for us.  Alternately you can put it in a bar-b-cue on low or in the oven to warm the ingredients all the way through.

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 large loaf of french bread
  • 1/4 cup garlic butter
  • 2 cups cooked, sliced onion and pepper mixture
  • 600g sliced roast beef
  • 500g provolone cheese, sliced
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Prepare onion and pepper mixture at home. Saute with 2 Tbsp butter and 1/4 cup oyster sauce. Pack in a container to take camping.
  2. Start by cutting slices into the bread about 1.5 inches apart and not all the way through to the bottom. Butter the insides of each slice.
  3. Drop a large scoop of the pepper mixture into each cut.
  4. Stuff with roast beef and cheese.
  5. Wrap in foil and place near the campfire coals to heat through until melty and golden.
  6. Slice the loaf into "sandwich" servings, cutting the bread all the way through, between your 1.5 inch slices from earlier.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 534 Total Fat: 33g Saturated Fat: 20g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 127mg Sodium: 1737mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Protein: 42g
AH-mazing right?!!
Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
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Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
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  1. Ethan says

    Not sure how you can serve this the way its shown; seems like having every slice filled would make a huge mess out on the campsite. What I did to make this work was fill in every other slice; it made the loaf more a series tear-apart sandwiches. It took forever to heat up though, probably around 45 min if memory serves, but when it was done, it was all very well-contained and didn’t require utensils (of which there were a marked absence).

    • Karimee says

      Made this at home in the oven. Terribly hard to eat even at home. I recommend either cutting straight down the middle like a traditional sandwich or doing what the other reviewer said and filling every other slice. Flavor was very good though!

    • Ann Peters says

      You’re right, this is an impossible design to eat. The first time we tried it, it was a huge mess. The second time we filled every other slice and that worked out well, but as we were trying to stuff the slices we thought it would have been so much easier to just slice it lengthwise like a normal sandwich, put the filling in the middle and then slice portions after heating. You could slice in between the filled sections like some have suggested, but only if you left a large enough portion of bread between each filled slice. This tasted very good, but was a needlessly messy design.

  2. Kristina says

    This was a fantastic camping meal that got rave reviews from our friends and family. I doubled and made two loaves and it fed 8 plus there was enough for our teenage boys to have seconds. No left overs! My family loved it so much I’m making it again tonight at home. People are not understanding the idea to cut between the filled slices. My tip: include a picture of that final step! 🙂


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