Philadelphia Cheesesteak

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is the sandwich Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is famous for. Try them, then you'll find out why. Prep and cook times are approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the rolls in half; grill or broil cut sides until toasted.
  2. Wrap in foil and keep in warm oven.
  3. Slice beef into thin strips across the grain for maximum tenderness, about 1/4 inch or thinner.
  4. Meat will be easier to slice if partially frozen for about 1 hour beforehand.
  5. In large skillet or wok, heat 1 tbsp oil over high heat; stir-fry beef for about 2 minutes, or until meat is just browned.
  6. Transfer to plate.
  7. Add remaining oil to skillet; cook onions and red and green pepper strips, stirring often, for 4 to 5 minutes or until onions are softened.
  8. Return beef to skillet to reheat, tossing to mix well.
  9. Season to taste with salt and hot pepper sauce.
  10. Divide mixture among the bottom halves of rolls.
  11. Top with cheese and return to oven to melt cheese.
  12. Cover with top halves of rolls, press together gently and serve hot.
Most Helpful

I used green pepper only, Cheez-Whiz for cheese and I left out the hot pepper sauce - thought it might be too spicey for my taste. I really enjoy this recipe - I've made it several times and intend to make it many more times. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Gardener Girl December 11, 2004

I amended this one slightly by using deli sliced roast beef in place of the steak. I used only green peppers and added sliced mushrooms over and above the rest of the ingredients. I began with the vegetables and added the beef after (it was julienned from the slices so it only needed too be warmed up). Things were looking so good, I forgot the seasonings but since I had provolone cheese, it didn't really seem to matter. Thanks keen5, you helped us find a great one!

Flo Rose November 21, 2003