We’ve made Philly Cheesesteak so many times, always with amazing results, so I thought that it was high time that I share our classic Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe with you guys! There are just some recipes that need to be created and shared again and again.
One the most popular recipes on my blog is this Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich which was basically today’s recipe but wrapped in tinfoil and thrown into a campfire. I kid you not! It’s a family favorite and one of the camping recipes that we use all of the time.
Now, there are a ton of ways to make a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich. A traditional Philly Cheesesteak found in Philadelphia is most often served on a hot dog style hoagie with Cheese Whiz. I like to change it up a bit with different buns, because as long as the buns are soft the family is happy. We also prefer provolone cheese over any other kind seeing as it has a rich melty flavour that adds to this cheesesteak.
- 1 lb steak, cut into strips
- Red bell pepper, sliced
- Green bell pepper, sliced
- Small yellow onion, sliced
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 5 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 100g of provolone cheese, sliced
- 5 ciabatta buns
How to make this Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe:
- Slice steak, onion and pepper.
2. In a large frying pan saute pepper and onion in olive oil until the onion is opaque. Add steak and cook for an additional 5 minutes on medium.
3. Cut ciabatta buns and spread mayo on both sides.
4. Top with the steak mixture and a slice of cheese. Toast under the broiler on low for 5 minutes.
5. Serve with a side of fries or these homemade pickles.
The mayonnaise on the buns adds another flavour profile to this sandwich that we all love. Trust me on this one. You could use butter or margarine instead if you want. The mayo adds a little extra zip to this sandwich though!
Toasting the sandwich open faced using the oven broiler helps to melt the cheese and make everything stick together. Be sure to watch the oven closely so that the sandwich edges don’t burn. I sometimes toast the bun before filling with the steak mixture and then again after to melt the cheese. This gives the sandwich an extra crispy and texture.
Kitchen essentials for making Philly Cheesesteak:
- I love using these non-stick T-fal Frying Pans (aff link) for all of my sauteing.
- These silicone tongs (aff link) are perfect for flipping and scooping the steak filling.
- This Henckel Knife (aff link) is my favorite for slicing and dicing in the kitchen.
- These grilling bags (aff link) make clean up a breeze and these parchment paper bags are perfect for packaging.
Total bonus that this sandwich travels exceptionally well! Simply cut it in half on the diagonal, wrap it in parchment paper and take it on your next picnic or road trip. It would also be amazing served with a side of au jus like a beef dip! #nomnom Do you have a go to Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe? Please share!