Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches


Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
20 Min

Our Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches is the closest you can get to "the real thing" without taking a trip to the city! This traditional recipe is melt-in-your mouth delicious and takes just 10 minutes to make. All you need to do is heat up your tasty ingredients in a skillet before creating your sandwich. Our secret ingredient? Cheez wiz! It might sound strange, but this combo is absolutely delicious.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 pound beef top round, thinly sliced (see Note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 hoagie rolls, split
  • 1 cup Cheez Whiz, melted

What to Do

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Add onions, and saute 6 to 8 minutes, or until onions are tender. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add beef to skillet and sprinkle with salt and black pepper; saute 3 to 5 minutes, or until no pink remains in beef. Transfer to a cutting board and cut steak into very thin strips, almost shaved. 
  3. Place steak on hoagie rolls, top with onions and drizzle with melted cheese, serve Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches immediately.


  • The easiest way to get thinly sliced beef top round is to ask the butcher at the supermarket to do it for you.
  • Not a fan of Cheez Wiz? Some people prefer to make these Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches with Velveetva Cheese instead.
  • If you love the taste of a cheese steak sandwich but are looking for something new and exciting, try our Cheese Steak Casserole, Philly Cheese Steak Bake, or Philly Cheese Steak Omelet Cups!
Did You Know? The Philly Cheese Steak is one of the most debated sandwiches in the U.S.! Not only do folks get pretty heated about who makes the best Philly Cheese Steaks in Philadelphia, but there is also a lot of debate about what ingredients go into an authentic cheesesteak. For example, in the case of the cheese, some like theirs with American or provolone, while others believe that a truly authentic sandwich should be made with Cheez Whiz. Then, there's the bread - it's pretty agreed upon that it should never be toasted. And when it comes to add-ons, that's a whole other discussion! Common toppings include onions, peppers, and mushrooms. No matter where you stand on this debate, we hope you'll give our version a try (and tweak to your liking!) as we know you're going to love them!

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Instead of top round use thinly sliced rib eye to really make it authentic. There's nothing better.

easy for children to make and enjoy learning to cook. We used other cheese to try something different and put their on twist on this. Great recipe

Delicious, I added some chopped mushroom and also chopped the onions and peppers before sauteeing. I use Provolone cheese, I am not from Philadelphia so we eat them this way!!

I've made this several times!! Yummy1

What happened to the tomato sauce (gravy) ?? Susie

Hello Susie! We're not sure what you may be referring to. This dish traditionally does not call for tomato sauce.

Pizza Steak Hogies did have tomatoe sause (marinara) and mozzarella cheese and were very popular in Phila and surrounding areas in most any Deli or eatery that made hogies back in the 50's and 60's when I was growing up there.

there is never ever bell pepper on an authentic Philadelphia Cheese Steak, ever. Fried Onions, Cheese Whiz which not Velveeta or Provolone Cheese, maybe American. No BELL PEPPERS!!!!!! I would give it a zero star if I could.

Nowhere in the recipe does it call for bell pepper. It says "black" pepper, not "bell".

Does anyone know if there is much difference between Cheese Whiz and Velveeta as far as ingredients or flavor?

velveeta and cheese whiz are not the same product.

Real Philadelphia Philly Cheese Steak Recipe

easy and very good! add ajus sauce as dip and substitued cheese for provalone and goodness gracious my entire family of 6 loved it and no one agrees in this house!

Well I would have to say I do love to eat at Pat's King of Steaks as well, but nothing still can compare to an Italian Beef Sandwich

My Wife and I are originally from the Philadelphia area and never was Cheez Whiz EVER used, but American & provolone cheeses whe used by all the steakshops, except only 1 in Philly. That was an enigma why they'd ruin a good thing.

From Wikipedia Cheez Whiz first marketed in was not yet available for the original version but has spread in popularity A New York Times article called Cheez Whiz the sine qua non of cheesesteak connoisseurs In a interview Pat Olivieri's nephew Frank Olivieri said that he uses the processed cheese spread familiar to millions of parents who prize speed and ease in fixing the children's lunch for the same reason because it is fast Cheez Whiz is overwhelmingly the favorite at Pat's outselling runner-up American by a ratio of eight or ten to one while Geno's claims to go through eight to ten cases of Cheez Whiz a day a b c Mucha Peter May Whiz on a cheesesteak Hit or myth Philadelphia Inquirer Retrieved April Hevesi Dennis June Edwin Traisman Dies Helped Create Iconic Foods New York Times Retrieved November Cheese Steak An Original Subscription required The New York TimesRead More p C May Retrieved July Stevens William K November About Philadelphia Where Cheesesteaks are King One Family Has Assumed the Crown Subscription required The New York Times p Retrieved July --- I think that about sums it up on the cheeses

This is great but try this using white american cheese and muster cheese. I also add mushrooms cover to melt the cheese


Actually Cheez Whiz is used on the real cheesesteak in Philly...They give you a choice of Cheez Whiz, American, or Provolone. But a true cheesesteak lover would usually get it with the Cheez Whiz. Why not do research before slamming something....

The True cheesesteak is with American and then covered by the bun to melt it. Cheez Whiz is only offered to those who do not want to wait for the American to melt, or because they think they get more with the whiz cause it is offered after the fact when the sandwich is offered to you, sort of like an after thought. Check out the Ohio Street Cheesesteak and there is not any whiz there, and it IS original cheesesteak.

A Philly cheesesteak made with Cheez Whiz? I think not. Anyone in Philadelphia would be aghast if you tried to pass this off as a true Philly cheesesteak. It might be cheese and it might be steak, but it's not Philly cheesesteak.

I agre with you and I'm not from Philly. What kind of cheese is best?

the easiest way to get thin sliced beef is not to ask butcher the easiest way is to go to the deli and grab some roastbeef. not only is it yummy but it's not as expensive as a steak, but just as good!!!

Deli poast beef is about 1/4 as good a shaved steak and about same price !!


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