Open-Faced Hamburger Phillies

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

Italian bread has a dense texture so it should work well for these hot broiled sandwiches. You can use any melted cheese for these sandwiches, such as American, mozzarella or Gouda.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, cook ground beef, bell peppers and onion over medium-high heat, 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. Stir in 1/4 cup of the dressing.
  3. Spread remaining 1/4 cup dressing on cut sides of bread.
  4. Place both halves, cut sides up, on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  5. Broil 4-6 inches from heat 3-5 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  6. Remove bread from broiler.
  7. Spread beef mixture on cut halves of bread.
  8. Top with cheese.
  9. Return to broiler, broil 4-6 inches from heat 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  10. Cut each half into 2 pieces.


Most Helpful

These are great! The only thing I did different was I used 2/3 C dressing instead of 1/2 C. Will be making this once a month for sure!

mlb2411 January 09, 2013

Like Legna, I've been making these since I found the recipe in one of those little recipe mags at the check-out. Since DH doesn't care for onions on his phillies (texture thing), I omit the onions, and add in onion powder at the end of cooking the meat and peppers. Very filling and a household fav. Thanks for posting this.

Misa July 07, 2009

I've been making these for a few years now & my DH & I love them! I've also used fat-free swiss cheese or Italian blend shredded cheese. And for a different taste...ranch dressing. This was my DH's idea, I wasn't quite sure about this flavor on a philly. But after tasting it, it was very good.

Legna March 02, 2008

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