Big John's Steak and Onion Sub

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

"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.

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.


Most Helpful

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

sibertig763 January 13, 2009

This is my favorite sandwich of all time! When I broke my wrist the second week of college, freshman year, my mother overnighted me 2 16" super steak and cheeses to cheer me up. Good recipe, Bethany!

jaefox1 May 04, 2008

This was excellent I made it with a couple of substitutions I used left over round steak that I sauted with garlic and onions and a little beef base mixed with water. Then I butter the rolls a bit and browned the hoagie rolls under the broiler. Then I put the steak on with two slice of provolone cheese stuck in back under the broiler until the cheese melted. It tasted just like a sub from a sub shop. Thanks for the great, easy and tasty recipe.

Take a Letter Maria November 10, 2006

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