Philadelphia Cheesesteak


Long strips of grilled steak, cheese and soft vegetables on a long piece of bread with barbecue sauce. What's not to like? Ready in 25 minutes.

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Philadelphia cheesesteak
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-07-01, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 25 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 12-07-2021

25 minutes 2 people Lunch
Philadelphia cheesesteak


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  • 2 steaks
  • 2 hoagie rolls or baguette
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Provolone cheese
  • 1 onion
  • 2 Portobello mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red or white wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Kitchen equipment

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  • Oven with grill function
  • Chefs knife
  • Cutting board
  • Bread knife
  • Cheese grater
  • Griddle or grill pan
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk

Philadelphia Cheesesteak

25 minutes 2 people Lunch

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Pre-heat your oven to the temperature necessary to bake the bread. Skip this step when buying already baked bread (non-baked bread is probably something european!).

CLEAN and slice the red bell pepper into long strips (au julienne). GRATE the provolone cheese using the largest setting/holes on your grater. DICE the onion, click here to read how you to dice onions easily.

Slice the two portobello mushrooms in thick slices. Season the steaks with salt and pepper.

Create a simple barbecue sauce by whisking 4 tablespoons of tomato ketchup, 1 tablespoon brown caster sugar, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 tablespoons paprika powder, 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon red (or white) wine vinegar together. Set aside.  

Philadelphia cheesesteak
Philadelphia cheesesteak

Baking the Philadelphia cheesesteak -- 15 minutes

Heat up the griddle or grill pan. Rub the steaks with some olive oil. Don't pour olive oil directly into the pan, because this will generate a lot of smoke! bake the steaks to your liking, we prefer steaks to be medium-rare.

Remove the steaks from the pan when they are done. Add in onions, mushrooms, and red bell peppers. Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until soft. Add more olive oil if needed. Slice open the bread using a bread knife, add bbq sauce on both sides.

Slice the steaks into long strips. Add vegetables to the bread along with the strips of steak. Top with lots of provolone cheese. Grill using your oven to let the cheese melt. Enjoy!

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