Best Cheesesteak Philly Style | How to Make Philly Cheesesteak

Best Cheesesteak Philly Style

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This delicious steak and cheese sandwich, known fondly as Philly cheesesteak, makes a wonderful meal. Served with fries or onion rings, a cheesesteak Philly style is sure to fill you up.


  • 2 pounds (900g) ribeye or sirloin steak
  • 2 green bell peppers (or 1 green and 1 red)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil (canola, olive or your favorite)
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 pound (450g) sliced cheese (provolone or similar)
  • 1 pound (450g) mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Mayo (or mayo mixed with a little horseradish), to serve
  • 6 sandwich buns, to serve


  1. Cut the beef into very thin slices.
  2. Cut the onion into half rings, the bell pepper into long strips and the mushrooms (if using) into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Sauté the vegetables in a skillet in oil until golden, then set aside.
  4. Put the steak in the same skillet and grind some salt and pepper on it.
  5. Keep cooking until done to your liking.
  6. Return the vegetables to the skillet and toss them with the steak.
  7. Put the sliced cheese on top and let it melt over the steak and veggies.
  8. Spoon the Philly cheesesteak mixture into sandwich buns and serve hot.
  9. You can add some mayo on top if you like, or any dressing or sauce you prefer.


  • If you are in a rush, you could use deli roast beef. Cook the vegetables first, then just add the beef and warm it through. Of course, fresh steak is better if you do have the time!
  • Add a few drops of liquid smoke if you want a nice smoky flavor.
  • Want to minimize the carbs? You could make a keto Philly cheesesteak by stuffing the mixture into peppers and roasting it rather than the bread. Alternatively use low carb bread to serve it.
  • It’s a good idea to toast the buns when serving a warm filling in there, so they don’t get all soggy. Split the rolls without separating the halves. Butter the inside and put them on a baking sheet buttered side up. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for a few minutes, while the cheese is melting into the beef and vegetable mixture.
  • Finally, don’t forget the napkins – cheesesteak Philly style can be a bit messy!
  • If you love this recipe, try Philly cheesesteak soup next!

Keywords: steak, cheese, American, cheesesteak