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Easy Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches Recipe

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This Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Recipe is super simple to make! It’s ready in under 30 minutes, and can be prepped frozen for busy nights on the go.

 

I’m not psychic, but I’m channeling something here…I bet you’d rather be doing anything rather than working solo in your kitchen right now.

Am I onto something?

Wouldn’t you rather be running outside with your kids or relaxing on the patio, cold drink in your hand?

Well my friends, then you’re gonna love this Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich recipe.

This meal is all about thinly sliced, juicy beef cooked alongside hearty onions, sweet peppers and of course, a double dose of cheese! All this goodness is sandwiched in the middle of a toasted roll.

Can you say yum!???!!!

This version is my homemade version, the Midwest version, if you will. Because obviously, I’m not chillin on the streets of Philadelphia, where this sandwich originated. Nope, I’m right here at home in Illinois.

SAVE IT FOR LATER

How can this recipe save me time?

Here’s what I love about this recipe.

You can make the whole thing from start to finish and have a meal in under 30 minutes, OR you can take all that goodness and freeze it for another time.

I have instructions for both! Here’s the lowdown.

onions and peppers with grilled beef.

Let’s start with the most important ingredient – BEEF!

If your beef has been frozen like ours is, you’re going to cut it before it thaws completely. This makes it super easy to slice thinly.

If it’s fresh, just pop it in the freezer for about 30 minutes, just long enough to firm it up a bit.

So cut your beef, cut your veggies, and toast your buns. All the directions are in the recipe.

Then, you cook the onions and peppers with some seasonings, then cook the steak, add some cheese, and you’ve got dinner!!

I love easy, especially when it tastes this good.

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Recipe with 3 sandwiches

What steak should I use for this Philly cheese steak sandwich recipe?

Here on the farm, I’ve used cuts of beef including sirloin, round steak, and ribeye for this sandwich. It’s an incredibly versatile recipe, so use what’s on sale, what you love, or what you have in your freezer. Your pick!

How do I make this as a freezer meal?

To make this as a freezer meal, you simply prep most of the meal and then put it into a gallon size freezer bag as instructed in the recipe.

Tip: Squeeze out most of the air to prevent freezer burn.

On cooking day, just thaw and cook as normal. Even the buns can be frozen for later since you’ll be toasting them up in the oven!

food storage with onions and peppers for philly cheese steak sandwiches

We loving finding delicious ways to serve up beef on our dinner table. I hope you’ll give this recipe a try!

Other beef recipes you’ll love…

Do you have questions about freezer meals or how to cook different cuts of beef? Give me a shout, I’d love to help you out!

Thanks to Illinois Farm Families for photographing this recipe!

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Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

This Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Recipe is super simple to make! It’s ready in under 30 minutes, and can be prepped frozen for busy nights on the go.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 sandwiches
Calories: 539kcal
Author: Deanne – This Farm Girl Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 pound top round steak sliced thin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 onion halved and sliced
  • 2 bell peppers (any color) seeded and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 6 French style rolls halved lengthwise

Instructions

TO MAKE FRESH:

  • Before starting, freeze beef for 30-45 minutes until slightly frozen. This will make it easier for you to thinly slice the beef. Cut into thin slices and set aside.
  • Place french rolls on an oven safe pan, cut side open. Broil until lightly toasted. Remove and set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 Tablespoon of oil. Once heated, add onion, peppers, soy sauce and Worcestershire. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 12-15 minutes until onions and peppers are softened and begin to brown. Remove from pan and set aside, covering to keep warm.
  • Heat remaining Tablespoon of oil in the pan. Add beef, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook, stirring frequently until meat is just cooked through. Add peppers back to the skillet and mix to combine.
  • Top mixture with four slices of provolone cheese. Cover with lid until cheese begins to melt.
  • Divide cheesesteak mixture between four sandwiches. Top each with an additional slice of cheese. Serve and enjoy!

TO ASSEMBLE FREEZER MEAL

  • Before starting, freeze beef for 30-45 minutes until slightly frozen. This will make it easier for you to thinly slice the beef. 
  • Cut into thin slices. Place in a gallon sized bag and add salt, pepper and garlic powder. 
  • In a separate gallon sized bag, combine bell peppers and onions. Add soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Seal bag.
  • Place both bags into a gallon sized bag and label. Add cheese to freeze with the meal, if desired. Be sure to label so you remember what this is.

TO COOK FREEZER MEAL

  • Thaw ingredients if previously frozen.
  • Place french rolls on an oven safe pan, cut side open. Broil until lightly toasted. Remove and set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 Tablespoon of oil. Add contents of your onion & peppers bag. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 12-15 minutes until onions and peppers are softened and begin to brown. Remove from pan and set aside, covering to keep warm.
  • Heat remaining Tablespoon of oil in the pan. Add contents of beef bag. Cook, stirring frequently until meat is just cooked through. Add peppers back to the skillet and mix to combine.
  • Top mixture with four slices of provolone cheese. Cover with lid until cheese begins to melt.
  • Divide cheesesteak mixture between four sandwiches. Top each with an additional slice of cheese. Serve and enjoy!

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenna @ SipBiteGo.com
    April 25, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe as a make ahead freezer meal, and came back to make it again. Super easy for my family and I love the peppers in it.

  • Reply
    Kristina
    April 25, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    5 stars
    Any quick and simple dish is my kind of meal for those crazy, busy weeknights! Definitely love this sandwich!

  • Reply
    Tammy
    April 25, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    5 stars
    Fabulous idea to keep these on hand…who could resist a philly cheesesteak?! šŸ˜€

  • Reply
    Neha
    April 25, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I am drooling just by looking at your clicks, yum! Love the idea of preparing these ahead too.

  • Reply
    Vicky
    April 25, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    5 stars
    I like how you can freeze these ahead of time for those busy weekday nights. It sounds like it is a very versatile recipe given the various meats you can use in it.

  • Reply
    Sues
    May 3, 2019 at 9:42 am

    5 stars
    I love making cheese steaks at home, but these ones sound especially quick and easy! Perfect for those busy weeknights when the last thing you want is to be stuck in the kitchen!

  • Reply
    Beth Neels
    May 3, 2019 at 10:27 am

    5 stars
    My family loves Philly Cheese steak sandwiches! I am going love how easy they are! Thanks for the ideas!

  • Reply
    Samantha H.
    May 3, 2019 at 10:44 am

    5 stars
    These look SO good! I definitely can’t say no to a freezer meal – especially this time of year when I’d rather be doing literally anything else than making something elaborate from scratch most nights.

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    May 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

    5 stars
    What a good looking sandwich! Love a great Philly cheese steak recipe; this is mouthwatering!

  • Reply
    Beth
    May 3, 2019 at 11:16 am

    5 stars
    You may be physic as I would rather be running with my kids or relaxing on my patio!! So this quick, tasty recipe has my name all over it!

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