Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

Philly Cheesesteak


  • thinly sliced beef with good marbling (lean is no good for this recipe)
  • sliced onion
  • baguette or Italian roll
  • butter
  • salt and pepper
  • shredded mild cheese (American, Provalone, or the traditional Cheese Wiz)

How to make Philly Cheesesteak

I believe it's illegal to be from Philadelphia and not love cheesesteaks. Not above the law myself, I'm no exception to the rule. But since I'm halfway across the world I have to do with my own, which aren't too bad either. It's quick and easy. All you need are some quality ingredients and a craving for grease.

  1. Melt a bit of butter in a pan and saute the onions. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper.

  2. Slice a wedge in your roll so you're able to add more filling without breaking the bread into halves.

  3. Season the beef with salt and pepper and place in the pan to brown. Once browned check seasoning and add the cheese on top. Fold the meat over and add more cheese.

  4. Place in your roll and be sure to include that lovely dripping grease.

Notes: Traditionally the meat is chopped finely as you're cooking. Other traditional toppings include mushrooms, bell peppers, or pizza sauce.

  • Laynie
    Laynie says

    They just don't DO this cheese and steak thing properly in Malaysia.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    I have a ball of mozzarella in the fridge - is it sacrilege to make this with mozzarella?

  • Sinbad
    Sinbad says

    I've seen it done at a few places around the Italian market area so I think you have the Philly blessing to use it. Some also slather on pizza sauce to do a pizza cheese steak, but, as you might imagine, it can get really messy.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    damn. that sounds like too much awesome.

  • skywok
    skywok says

    Even my mouth is watering and I'm vegan.

  • extrarice
    extrarice says

    i can never get tired of downing a philly... yumyum...

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