Tar Heel (Not Philadelphia) Steak and Cheese Sandwiches

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

If you're looking for a Philadelphia Steak and Cheese recipe, you'd better keep on looking. This one is the Carolina's version, "ya'll"! At my husband's urging, I give you my family's version of how we like our steak and cheese sandwiches.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare the meat filling: In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat and saute' onions and sirloin until onions are transparent-- about 3 minutes.
  2. Add chili powder, pepper, salt, Worcestershire, molasses, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir occasionally.
  4. Add red and green peppers and cook 3 or 4 more minutes.
  5. Assemble the sandwiches: Preheat oven broiler.
  6. Fill each loaf with about 2 cups of meat mixture and sprinkle each with mozzarella and provolone.
  7. Place under broiler until cheese melts-- 30 seconds to 1 minute.


Most Helpful

Mmmmmm.... We loved these. I too was leary of the molasses in these buy it works. We used swiss cheese with ours and will make again. THank you for sharing this unique way of making steak sandwiches.

mommyoffour November 15, 2010

Fauve, this is a great sandwich. It is in my keeper file. I followed the recipe exactly and it came out so good. The seasonigs were right on. Love it!! Very easy and quick too which is a big plus in my book. Thanks for sharing it.

YungB December 31, 2009

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