Big John's Steak and Onion Sub

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Not-2-Sweet

"Big John's Steak and Onion" is a favorite local fast food franchise here in Flint, Michigan. They have been in business for as long as I can remember, and they are always very busy. The food is made-to-order on big grills right in front of you, so it wasn't hard to figure out how to duplicate this at home. I just wanted to share this recipe with those who may not otherwise get a chance to enjoy this incredible sandwich.

Top Review by sibertig763

Now if we could only duplicate the Big John's special red sauce!!! Mmm :D

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 good quality seeded sub buns or 1 hoagie bun
  • 13 lb shaved rib eye steak
  • 14 cup chopped onion
  • 14 cup canned mushroom, heated
  • 2 slices deli provolone cheese
  • 14 cup pickled banana pepper rings


  1. Slice bun 2/3 through lengthwise and spread open.
  2. Place cheese slices on bun.
  3. Heat skillet or grill to medium to high heat.
  4. Stir fry steak and onions until cooked through.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste while cooking.
  6. Place cooked steak and onions immediately onto bun.
  7. Top with the mushrooms and peppers to taste.

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