Easy Philly Cheesesteak Recipe – Thinly sliced ribeye steak with gooey and melty provolone cheese in every bite; also filled to the brim with caramelized onions, peppers, and mushrooms all on a toasted hoagie roll. This popular fast food sandwich can be made anytime at home with this easy Philly cheesesteak recipe! So dang delicious!
You ever play that game where you ask someone what their death row meal or food would be? A tad bit morbid, I know, but stick with me. It’s your *top favorite* that you would choose to eat as your “last meal.”
Not that you asked me but one of my top indulgent eats that I’d like to have should all things come to an end is a Philly cheesesteak. Let’s rewind that back a bit…a thick, juicy, cheesy, and hot Philly cheesesteak sandwich! Y’all, one of these sandwiches is just about the closest things to pure happiness, if you ask me.
What Is A Philly Cheesesteak?
A Philly cheesesteak is a very popular sandwich comprised of super thinly sliced beef, gooey provolone cheese, and gets enveloped by a hoagie roll. This is an authentic Philly cheesesteak. This famous sandwich gets its name from it being of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania roots and created by Pat and Harry Olivieri. As a matter of fact; in South Philly, you’ll find Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s as two huge Philly cheesesteak rivals. Both of these joints are notably fun tourist spots to get your grub on and be the judge for yourself.
Years after the Philly cheesesteak made its debut, the addition of green bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms came to be. Philadelphia natives will gladly let you know that the addition of these elements is *not* an authentic Philly cheesesteak too, ha! However, these few additions have become so widely popular and many restaurants include those options. To be honest, I love both of the cheesesteak variations.
Homemade Philly Cheesesteak Ingredients
(Note: the full ingredients list, including measurements, is provided in the recipe card directly below.)
Ribeye Steak: This is the best kind of steak for this sandwich. It’s extra tender when cooked too. You’ll want to slice it super thinly (more on that below) if you can’t find pre-sliced ribeye steak.
- Butter: Used to sauté the mushrooms, peppers/onions.
- Seasonings: All you need is salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Bell Pepper: One green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips.
- Onion: One large onion, sliced into half-moons.
- Mushrooms: You’ll need baby Bella mushrooms aka portobello mushrooms.
- Cheese: Grab some provolone cheese slices…this cheese is the best for this recipe!
- Hoagie Rolls: They’re the absolute best for cheesesteaks.
- *p.s,…if you’re not a fan of mushrooms and/or peppers, simply leave ’em out. You do you!
How To Cut Ribeye Steak
Depending on your grocery stores, some of them have pre-sliced ribeye steaks. I know that I recently found Trader Joe’s carrying some! Additionally, you can also ask your local butcher to slice it for you as well. However, if all else fails, getting razor-thin slices of your ribeye steak is easy. For best results, place your steak in the freezer for at least an hour. This will firm up the steak and allow you to cut it better as opposed to it being in the refrigerator. Of course, it will also help you tremendously to use a super sharp knife!
How To Make Homemade Philly Cheesesteaks
While this recipe may seem complex to make at home, it could not be any easier, peeps