The Philly Cheesesteak is a classic sandwich originating in Philadelphia. It is arguably one of America’s most beloved sandwiches and has been around since 1930. The sandwich is made with thinly sliced steak, melted cheese, and a variety of vegetables, all served on a long roll. Over the years, the sandwich has gone through many variations, with different types of cheese, vegetables, and meats used.
Making a classic Philly Cheesesteak at home is surprisingly easy and will make for a delicious meal. The following recipe will yield two sandwiches.
2 hoagie rolls
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 a large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 pound of thinly sliced ribeye steak
Salt and pepper to taste
4 slices of provolone cheese or use cheese wiz for a traditional take
Kitchen Equipment Needed:
Total cook time is approximately 20 minutes.
- Heat the skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the butter and allow it to melt.
- Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper to the skillet. Sauté for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
- Push the vegetables to the side of the skillet and add the steak. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes, or until the steak is cooked through.
- Divide the steak and vegetables between the two hoagie rolls.
- Top each sandwich with two slices of provolone cheese.
- Turn off the heat and cover the skillet while the cheese melts, about 3 minutes.
- Serve the sandwiches hot, with a side of chips or a salad.
A classic garnish for a Philly Cheesesteak is fried onions. Through some on your sandwich for a little extra flavor.
Optional Spicy Option:
For those who like a bit of spice, add some cherry peppers or jalapeños to the sandwich before adding the cheese. This will add a nice kick of heat to the sandwich.
Making a Philly Cheesesteak at home is a quick and easy way to make a delicious meal. You can easily customize the sandwich to fit your own tastes, and the whole process will only take around 10 minutes. Enjoy!
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