Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

In addition to having more time to make breakfasts on the weekend I also enjoy being able to make a lunch. During the week I bring leftovers to work for lunch. On the weekend I can actually make a lunch. Recently I have been exploring sandwiches and this stop was at the philly cheese steak sandwich. At its base a steak sandwich is just steak in a bun. You can add more ingredients as desired. When I think of a steak sandwich I think of thinly sliced beef with caramelized onions, green peppers and melting cheese. While looking at steak sandwich recipes I noticed that a lot of them used cheese whiz which sounds good. I think that the next time I make a steak sandwich it will be have caramelized onions, mushrooms and cheese whiz.

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon oil
1 onion (sliced)
1/2 green pepper (sliced)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 serving steak (thinly sliced)
salt and pepper to taste
1 bun
* provolone cheese

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onions and green peppers and saute until tender, about 6-10 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
4. Set the onions and peppers aside.
5. Add the steak to the pan and cook until no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes.
6. Mix the vegetables into the steak.
7. Place the steak and vegetables and cheese into the bun and enjoy.
8. (optional) Place the open sandwich, with the cheese on top, under the broiler to melt the cheese.

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46 comments:

Peter M said...

Kevin, I've been to Philadelphia and they use Provolone, FYI.

The sangwich looks great...satisfy any dude!

Sylvie said...

Yummy, that looks so much better than my lunch today!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Looks great! Thats what I want to dinner!

noble pig said...

There is not much better than a good philly cheese! Looks great, I ate frosting for lunch...nice huh?

Vicarious Foodie said...

I'm from Philly, and you just totally made me long for home. They do use cheese whiz, and I don't really eat cheese whiz in any way except on a philly steak and cheese. It's delicious!

Annemarie said...

But steak in a bun is GOOD! Your pictures look great, and has sent my husband drooling into the kitchen.

Gloria said...

Delicious sandwich Kevin! xxGloria

RecipeGirl said...

Oh Yeah, one of my faves! Haven't had cheese whiz in years but I don't know if I could fit that into my diet these days.

Anthony said...

I had my first Philly cheese steak when I was transiting in Philly airport last year. They are *so* yummy ... but I'm sure yours is nicer ;-)

Ginny said...

Can I come over for dinner? Looks great!

Elle said...

Kevin, that looks mouth-wateringly delicious! You're killing me!

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redforever said...

Cheese whiz? Ummnn, no, yours is a much better combo and choice.

Bellini Valli said...

This would rival any steak sandwich in Philadelphia Kevin:D

Lori said...

Mmm, I've been craving this for so long. We don't have many places that serve it around here. Thanks for giving me the idea to just make it myself at home!

michelle @ TNS said...

nooo! there's so much good cheese in the world! don't use cheez whiz!

use gorgonzola. droool.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

yess!! i love making lunch on weekends...ur sandwich looks absolutely delicious. i love cheese-anything on anything and everything ;)

Maryann said...

Hi Kevin!
Good photo and delicious looking sandwich :)

Steph said...

Man Kevin, you sure have a talent in the kitchen! So creative, I wish I had half of your creativity!

Ellie @ Kitchen Wench said...

Interesting, this is a sandwich I've never heard of before, is it just the cheese that makes it different from a regular steak sandwich?

Helene said...

I would won the heart of my husband again with that meal. Looks great.

kp said...

Hey Kevin, thanks for commenting about my post on Oreo truffles!

Also want to say that omelet in the post below is making me super hungry, feta + mushrooms + spinach = crazy delicious!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

That is one serious sandwich! Forget corned beef. I want one of those! ;)

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

My eyes says: "go for the sandwich!"
My heart says: "Go for the omelet" What shall I choose, oh dear....
Ok, what the hell - I'll have both. Good food, yum!

tigerfish said...

Looking at your lunch, I think my bread lunch looks pathetic! I don't mind eating your leftovers. :P

giz said...

I can only just see you taking this sandwich to work - you'd get jumped for it.

We Are Never Full said...

let me preface that I'm from Philly. I've said it before and I"ll say it again, good job with the upscale philly steak... BUT... peter is kind of right about the prov. they would use prov over all other cheese except for the king of cheese on cheesesteaks in philly - CHEEZ WHIZ. yes, it's not natural, it's not gourmet, it's processed and a color that is not found without adding coloring. BUT, that said, it is the perfect cheese to get into every nook and cranny in the bread and it virtually melts into the steak and onions.

Next time you're in philly - order it "a whiz with" - this will ensure that you're getting a philly cheese steak with onions and whiz. It may sound gross, but really, it's traditional and delicious! - amy @http://www.weareneverfull.com

ps: maybe it's only good to those who grew up in the area? kind of like the post I just wrote on scrapple and pork roll - two other unhealthy, fatty philly treats!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Looks delicious and I say stay away from the cheese whiz--this looks much better as it is! I used to eat far too many of these...easily one of my favorite sandwiches out there. I also had one at a fancier joint where they used filet mignon with a nice selection of mushrooms--talk about an awesome sandwich! My mouth is watering at the thought...my turkey sandwich for lunch today now seems woefully inadequate...

mark said...

Funny, I just made steak sandwich for dinner on friday...very simular to yours. You gotta be kidding me with the cheez whiz though, make your own cheddar cheese sauce(1cup bechamel, 1 1/2 sharp cheddar, little hot sauce)thats what I did. I'll eat just about anything...but cheese "product" from a spray can?

Deborah said...

I love a good philly cheesesteak! I wish I had time at lunch today to make one of these!

Patsyk said...

Looks incredible! My husband would love to have one of those for lunch, but he's recently decided he needs to eat healthier so he can lose a few pounds. If he saw the picture though, he might change his mind! :)

Rebecca said...

Your food photos are fantastic! Beautiful-they make me want to eat right off the page!

Jen Yu said...

Kevin, I *love* sandwiches and this is one of my favs! Looks FANTASTIC. You are such a pro in the kitchen. And I personally like the provolone over the cheese whiz ;)

Elly said...

Looks delicious, Kevin! I wish I weren't looking at your blog right now because I'm starving and this isn't helping.

pouletsecret said...

Don't forget your hot cherry peppers! (Or long hots, but I don't actually even really know what they are.) In re the cheese debate, personally, I prefer my cheesesteaks "American, with" (but do admit that provolone and cheesewhiz are both excellent in their own way).

Proud Italian Cook said...

Kevin, Nice photo! And that sandwich is right up my alley!!

Jaime said...

i don't cook a lot of beef, but i love philly cheesesteaks!

Cakespy said...

I saw this on Tastespotting, this looks so awesome.

Chuck said...

Kevin, that sandwich looks amazing!

Meeta said...

Oh boy I could take a huge bite out of this. Looks scrumptious.

katiez said...

That looks fantastic!
But ...cheese whiz? Do they still make that?
Hmmmm.... must think on that one...

Robin said...

I thought I'd point out to some of the people in the US that are wary about Cheez Whiz...Canadian Cheez Whiz tastes much different from Cheez Whiz in the US. Just like Pepsi and Coke products taste much different, Cheez Whiz tastes a lot better up there than down here in our "processed-to-hell" United States. Granted, it's still no good for you...but it sure tastes a LOT better!

Novelismo said...

That's a cute looking sandwich. But .... You may think you've improved on the Philly Steak Sandwich, but really all you've done is show off your ignorance. You might try visiting D'Alessandro's next time you're in Philadelphia -- over on the Manayunk side of the Schuylkill. And forget the Wiz ...

hallelujah said...

I tasted the closest thing to the ones in Philladelphia at Duncan's Stone Grill, which is located in a crappy mall. I forgot the name of the mall. You all got to try it.
It was at Hwy 10 and Dundas

IveWokenNow said...

Anyone who suggest using anything other than Cheez Whiz is NOT from Philly! A real Philly cheesesteak with Whiz is where it's at, folks! I don't hail from Philly but I don't live far away, and once I tried a cheesesteak with Whiz, even though it's not "real" cheese, I can't eat it any other way.

Karen said...

Ewww don't ruin it with Cheez Whiz...american cheese, mozzarella.. ?? But not Cheez Whiz...

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