Ordering Philly cheesesteak in a restaurant is always a good idea. When you’re taking in all the superb flavors, you think to yourself, “I wish I could make something as good as this.” Well, you’re in luck! Our Philly cheesesteak recipe is all you need to create the ultimate sandwich at home.
The Ultimate Philly Cheesesteak
- 1 pound ribeye steak
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
- 1 medium white onion, sliced
- 1 small red pepper, sliced
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 pound provolone cheese, thinly sliced
- 4 sub or hoagie rolls, split lengthwise
- knife or electric shaver
- large skillet
- small skillet
- wooden spoon
- baking sheet
Place the steak in the freezer for 15-30 minutes. After the allotted time, take your knife or electric shaver and cut the ribeyes into very thin slices.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the onion, the red pepper, and the garlic to a large skillet. Sauté everything until tender (2-3 minutes) or until the onion turns yellow.
Once the veggies are tender, remove them from the heat.
Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to a small skillet and sauté the thinly sliced ribeye. Add the parsley, oregano, and salt and pepper. Cook until the beef browns (about 5 minutes).
Once the beef browns, add it to the large skillet and mix everything together with a wooden spoon.
After you finish mixing everything, scoop the mixture onto your bread rolls and top with provolone cheese.
Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet and stick them into the oven. Let them bake until the cheese is melted (3-4 minutes).
The Big Cheese
Provolone cheese is typically the go-to for Philly cheesesteaks. However, you can use different kinds of cheese in your sandwich. For example, Cheez Whiz is a great addition to a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. You can add your meat mixture to the bun and then top with the Whiz.
You can also make your own cheese sauce. Just follow these instructions:
- Mix half a cup of milk with one tablespoon of flour in a skillet over medium heat. Cook everything for two to three minutes.
- Stir everything together, and then add one cup of provolone cheese.
- Let the ingredients simmer for an additional two to three minutes or until the cheese melts.
- The result should be a nice, thick cheese sauce you can drizzle over your Philly cheesesteak.
Substitute mushrooms for the beef if you want a vegetarian option. It’s best to use portobello mushrooms with the stems removed. Cook your mushrooms the same way you would the beef; five to seven minutes in the pan with your onion, peppers, and spices will tenderize everything. Serve on buns and top with cheese.
Philly cheesesteak sandwiches provide a medley of flavors other sandwiches can’t quite mimic. Make this classic sandwich at home with our recipe that you can tweak to suit your tastes.