How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

If there is a more well-loved sandwich, I'm not sure what it is. Between the flavorful steak, the sweet caramelized onions, the tang of the provolone, and the soft roll, this is hand-held crowd pleaser. It's simple enough to make, and impressive as far as sandwiches go, making it a great option to feed a hungry crowd.

How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

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How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Things You\’ll Need

  • 1 pound ribeye steak

  • 1 sweet white onion

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8-wt ounces sliced mushrooms

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3 to 4 slices provolone cheese

  • 3 to 4 hoagie rolls

Tip

Get the good stuff! Many people will use a low-quality meat for their cheesesteaks, only to end up with an overly-chewy sandwich. Once you taste the melt-in-your-mouth texture of a nice ribeye, you'll never go back.

Step 1: Prep the Steak and Onions

Lightly wrap the steak in parchment paper, place in the freezer for 15 minutes while you prepare the onions — this will allow for easier slicing. Thinly slice the onions.

How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Step 2: Caramelize the Onions

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onions, cooking until they start to caramelize, about 15 minutes. Onions require much more cooking time to caramelize than the other vegetables.

How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Step 3: Cook the Vegetables

Add the mushrooms and green pepper, cooking until softened and the mushrooms are dark brown.

How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Step 4: Slice the Steak

The steak should be very cold, but not completely frozen. Slice very thinly, removing any large chunks of fat. Sprinkle with salt.

How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Step 5: Cook the Steak

Add the steak to the pan, raise the heat to medium-high. Cook until the steak is cooked through. Salt and pepper to taste.

How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Step 6: Add the Cheese

Turn heat to low. Separate the filling into three to four piles (depending on how full you want your sandwiches), top each pile with a slice of provolone cheese, allowing to melt.

How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Step 7: Fill the Rolls

Gently scoop one filling pile into each hoagie roll. Rolls can be toasted or warmed in advanced depending on preference.

How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich How to Make a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

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