A Philly cheese steak is a classic sandwich originating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is made with thinly sliced beefsteak, grilled onions, and melted cheese on a hoagie roll. Here is a recipe for how to make a traditional Philly cheese steak at home:
- 1 lb thinly sliced beefsteak (ribeye or sirloin work well)
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 hoagie rolls
- 4 slices of provolone cheese
- Season the beefsteak with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
- Once the oil is hot, add the onions and bell pepper (if using) and sauté until softened and lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes.
- Remove the vegetables from the skillet and set aside.
- Add the beefsteak to the skillet in small batches and cook until browned, about 2-3 minutes per batch.
- Once all the beefsteak is cooked, return the vegetables to the skillet and stir to combine.
- Place the hoagie rolls on a baking sheet and place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to toast.
- Remove the rolls from the oven and divide the beefsteak and vegetable mixture among the rolls.
- Top each sandwich with a slice of provolone cheese.
- Return the sandwiches to the oven and broil for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade Philly cheese steak!
Note: The sandwich can be garnished with condiments such as ketchup, mustard, or mayo. You can also add mushrooms to the sandwich which is another popular variation.