The original and easy Philly Cheese Steak Recipe is simple yet scrumptious sandwich made with thinly sliced ribeye, lots of cheese that melts in your mouth and caramelized onions in a big toasted French bread.
Some versions of Philly Cheese Steak recipe have sweet bell peppers, mushroom, provolone, American or Jack cheese and some proprietary sauce.
Today, I am making the original and easy Philly Cheese Steak with ribeye, onion, cheese whiz and sweet bell pepper for topping. Others use a different cut of beef but to me the best is the ribeye.
Just the other day, it was featured on cable the two popular cheese steak joints in Philadelphia. Pat’s King of Steak and across the street it’s competitor Geno’s Steak are rivals for decades.
Well, I have a ribeye steak in the freezer but I wanted something different and not a steak dinner. I thought about cheese steak sandwich.
It’s been a while since I made it plus after quitting my job I haven't ordered it in a while. We used to order this for lunch and it is one of the best cheese steak in the city.
I ran an errand to get hoagie bread and cheese whiz. Unfortunately, the grocery did not have hoagie instead I got the French bread.
Tip: You can tell the butcher you are using ribeye for Philly Cheese Steak and he would know to cut it very thinly.
So anyway since I already have the steak, I sliced it myself. Tip: Cut it against the grain.
Can I substitute ribeye with a different cut of meat?
Yes, some people use sirloin or flank steak but I prefer ribeye with a lot of marbling. I’m not looking for fat around the steak but equal distribution or marbling of fat within the cut of meat. Meat is more flavorful and tender.
Can I use a different kind of cheese aside from Cheese Whiz when making Philly Cheese Steak?
Yes, you can use American, Provolone or whatever cheese you desire.
Can I make a Philly Cheese Steak sliders?
Yes you can. Use Hawaiian rolls or cut the hoagie bread into smaller sandwiches.
How to thin out the Cheese Whiz?
In a sauce pan, melt the cheese whiz and add milk. The consistency I like is a ratio of 3:1, 3 tablespoons cheese whiz and 1 tablespoon milk. So adjust this measurements depending on your preference.
How to Make this Easy Philly Cheese Steak Recipe
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Easy Philly Cheese Steak Recipe
- 1 large ribeye steak sliced thinly
- 1 medium onion cut in circle
- ½ cup cheese whiz
- ½ cup orange and yellow bell pepper sliced lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- If ribeye is frozen, before fully thawed, wash and pat dry with paper towel. If not frozen, place it in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes and it is easier to slice.
- Slice the meat thinly across the grain. Trim the fat around the steak. if you desire.
- Slice onion and sweet peppers.
- In a hot pan, melt butter then add olive oil.
- Add sliced ribeye. Cook depending on your preference rare, medium or well done.
- Season with salt, ground pepper and garlic powder.
- While cooking steak toast bread and cut in half.
- Once steak is done, place it on the bread.
- Caramelize onion and spread it on top of steak.
- Caramelize sweet bell peppers and set aside.
- Spread cheese whiz on top of steak.
- Garnish with sweet bell peppers.
- Make two servings of 5 inches French bread Cheese Steaks.
- Don’t keep stirring, let the meat, onion and peppers to caramelize.
- Thin out cheese whiz with milk, if you don’t like it thick.
- The cheese whiz is a bit salty so don't over season the ribeye.
- You can request the butcher to slice the ribeye thinly.